Posted On: 01/22/18 9:44 PM
After opening the season with two wins the Lions have struggled as of late. However, they are coming into the contest on the heels of a blowout victory over their last opponent. The Bobcats are on a three-game winning streak and are 5-1 in section play.
The Lions started the game with a minute-long possession. They swing the ball from side to side multiple times looking to get the ball inside to their Bigs. The Bobcats were simply the better team and they were on fire from the perimeter hitting several jumpers for a 16-2 first quarter lead. Things didn’t get much better for the Lions as they struggled to generate any offense while the Bobcats got whatever they wanted for a 26-6 halftime score.
The 2nd half saw the Central guards begin to assert themselves getting into the paint to drop dimes to teammates or finish their own drives with layups. Unfortunately for the Lions they do not have a “go to” player they can rely on to get consistent offense. In the end the Bobcats Triumphed rather easily and quickly (the entire game was over in 1 hour) 55-28.
Best Shoes: Tony Miller (Alhambra)-The 6’6 Sophomore is the only player I’ve seen thus far wearing the most recent Jordans [(XXXII)]. Also need to give some love to his teammate Darryl Burton for his “Bright Mango” Kobe 9’s
Bright future: Dominique “Bear” Newsome (Central)- The Freshman runs the point for a winning team in the large school division which says a lot. Already shows a level of poise beyond his years. Will continue to make a name for himself as he continues to get bigger and stronger and develops a consistent jump shot.
Best Big: Keivon Robinson (Alhambra)- the 6’5 senior is the focal point for the Lions. They will swing and move the ball multiple times until they can get him a touch inside. Has a solid frame and rebounds well.
Best Defender/6th man: Jailind Bunton (Central)- The Junior guard is a good on ball defender who uses his quickness not only to keep up with ballhandlers but to get to the rim as well.
Instant Offense: Greg Butler (Central)- The junior SG puts up shots from all over the floor with a high arcing shot with a bit of a twist on the rotation.
Best Name: Cinsere West (Central)- the Jr. guard might be the best of the bunch. Has a nice handle and gets the basket. Central also ran several plays to get him open on the perimeter for jump shots.
Toughness: Jakoven Jackson (Alhambra) with his team down a bunch throughout the game and struggling to get baskets the 5’10 Senior showed a lot of heart fearlessly challenging the Bobcat defenders as he drove to the bucket to finish in traffic!