Posted On: 01/20/18 7:00 PM
The Hawks have enjoyed a resurgence this season at 15-3 while the 10-7 Eagles are on a 4 game winning streak. The bulk of their production comes from Jr. Otis Frazier (6’5” 25.3ppg 12.1rebs), Tay Boothman (6’1” 22.9ppg), and Sr. Elias Anderson (6’1” 17.6ppg).
Frazier was already in double figures with multiple dunks at the end of the 1st as the Hawks used their full court pressure to cause turnovers and get easy transition buckets for a 27-11 first quarter lead. In the 2nd the game turned into a bit of a track meet as the Hawks continued to sub players in and out in order to facilitate their non-stop press. As a result, they went into halftime with a 50-24 lead.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, things didn’t get much better. They were unable to stop the Hawks from scoring even as they were able to evade the press and get more offense of their own. Neither team ran any formal offense as the entire second half was transition buckets and pull up 3’s. Ultimately the Buckeye Hawks ran away with it 101-58.
Best Player/Sequence: Otis Frazier( Buckeye)- In the first quarter hits a pull up three. Then, as the Hawks pressed on the ensuing Eagles possession he gets a steal and a dunk.
Most Potential/6th man: Walter Downs (Flagstaff)- 6’1” Sophomore, he’s the first off the bench for the Eagles and provides energy and defense. Good athlete who runs the floor well.
Best PG: Tay Boothman (Buckeye)- listed at 6’1” but has the arm length of someone 6’6”. Runs the show for the Hawks and is a capable scorer.
Best Slasher: Ramsey Penza (Flagstaff)- the 6’3” Jr. is a hard-nosed player who mixes it up in the paint. Got into a rhythm in the 2nd half hitting three 3-point field goals including one from the volleyball line!
Best Post: KP Kortsen (Flagstaff)- 6’6” 200lb. Sr. has a really nice jumper making 3’s and pulling up from the high post.