FIVE TAKEAWAYS: Basehor-Linwood (Kan.)-Liberty North (Mo.)

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Posted On: 01/7/18 4:13 PM

FIVE TAKEAWAYS: Basehor-Linwood (Kan.)-Liberty North (Mo.)

OLATHE, Kan. — The second game of Saturday’s 810varsity Shootout featured Basehor-Linwood knocking off Liberty North in a defensive slug fest. Jacob Coleman led Basehor-Linwood with 19 points, while Robbie Hanson scored 12 points for the Eagles.

Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at five things that stood out about Saturday’s contest.

Defensive slugfest

These two teams fought and battled each other throughout at the defensive end with tough, physical play. Both Liberty North and Basehor-Linwood are good defensive teams who play strong man-to-man defense.

Coleman a versatile player for Bobcats

A long 6’4 2019 wing player for Basehor-Linwood, Coleman is a terrific inside-outside type player. He can shoot the 3, handle the ball a little and is capable of scoring in the paint and around the basket. He has a good feel for carving out space in the lane and can also help the Bobcats set up its offense on the perimeter. At the defensive end, Coleman is capable of covering multiple positions and had a good performance defending LN 2018 guard Robbie Hanson for much of the contest.

Hiughes an underrated guard 

You don’t hear a lot about the Eagles’ 2018 guard, but 6’0 Macaleb Hughes is an underrated performer. He has a strong frame and likes physical play at both ends of the floor. He went for xx points on Saturday, showed the ability to handle the ball, knock down a 3 and played tough defense.

Benedictine commit Cathy a well-rounded post

Liberty North big man Tyson Cathy committed to Benedictine College on Dec. 14 and is a well-rounded big man who plays bigger than his listed 6’5 height. He’s not a big scorer, per say, but is a well-rounded player who can impact a game at both ends of the floor. Defensively he is a good shot blocker who challenges opponents without fouling, he’s a solid rebounder and offensively he passes well in the high post and finishes around the basket well.

Bobcats can dial it up

At one point late in the third quarter, Basehor-Linwood had knocked down nine 3-pointers and scored 27 of its 35 points from behind the arc. Coleman led the Bobcats with three 3-pointers, while Kobe Sifford, Connor Younger and Tucker Thomas each knocked down two 3-pointers.