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Posted On: 02/15/18 11:49 PM
On Thursday night, Superior Collegiate made the trip from Clearwater to Orlando to face West Oaks.
West Oaks led by only four, 41-37 at the half but used a strong second half to put away the Legion in a 91-71 victory.
Junior guard Tyrell Jones finished with a game-high 22 points for West Oaks while Superior Collegiate junior forward Robert Hardy had 20 points.
Here are the top standouts from the matchup.
Tyrell Jones (West Oaks)
It was a consistent showing in both halves for Tyrell Jones. The 6’2″ junior guard had 12 points in the first half and 10 in the second half to end the night with 22. He can shoot off the dribble or as a spot up shooter, which he did several times. His ability to switch hands in mid-air while attacking might be his most underrated attribute.
Robert Hardy (Superior Collegiate)
Hardy netted 18 of his team-best 20 points in the first half alone. He was lethal from beyond the arc hitting two 3’s in that opening half and a couple of far jumpers. Hardy is a naturally gifted athlete who is both speedy and long. He is at his best when he takes command of the offense.
Selton Miguel (West Oaks)
Only a sophomore, Selton Miguel has a mature game. The 6’4″ guard/forward pitched in with 16 points. He can strike from outside, attack on the break or in set plays and he steps up defensively. Miguel is a tough customer and his arrow is pointing up fast.
Justin Smith (Superior Collegiate)
Smith is the most complete player on this Legion group. A 6’7″ senior, Smith had 19 points as he proved his shooting, attacking, passing and defense were all up to par. Smith transferred from Middleton this summer and it has paid huge dividends. The strong and hard-working forward has improved his game a ton.
Rifen Miguel (West Oaks)
It was a slow start for West Oaks senior forward Rifen Miguel. However, the 6’8″ big man was able to generate an 11-point night. He hit a step back 3 late and a two-handed dunk as well. Miguel is dangerous when given time to attack the paint.
Murad Berrian/Kamari Barnes (Superior Collegiate)
It was a strong second half for Murad Berrian, who seemed to be locked in as an attacker. The 5’11” junior guard finished with 15 points as he took routine trips to the free throw line late in the game. Senior forward Kamari Barnes played hard in transition and finished with 10 points for the Legion.