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Posted On: 06/9/18 6:58 PM
Sunrise Mountain High School defeated Mesa High School 53-44 in an exhibition game as part of the Arizona Summer Shootout at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, AZ.
Here are four of the game’s top performers:
Mesa High School:
Kimbrough seemed to be the only option on the Jackrabbit offense that was putting up significant points, bailing out some slow-cutting teammates with several contested three-pointers, especially off screens on dead balls. On defense, he competed well enough from the perimeter to at least keep it close. If not for his production on both sides, this game might have been a blowout.
Sunrise Mountain High School:
The small forward Bell, who possesses a solid jump shot, did not need to pull it out in this game often, as he had no problem getting to the rim when he put the ball on the floor. He made smart cuts to the rim off the ball and denied his man much space to operate when he played tight defense.
The Mustangs dominated the backboards on both ends of the court, and much of that credit goes to Prusinski, who always found himself in the right spot, hustling harder than anyone on the court to get rebounds both on offense and defense. He also was an effective rim protector, compiling a few blocks.
Mattson’s long arms and good footwork on defense made it difficult for the Mesa guards to find any easy lanes into the paint, forcing the Jackrabbits to resort to contested jumpers when their offense slowed down. He found his spots to take shots off of screens, and have a few clever passes on out-of-bounds plays.