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Posted On: 11/17/18 5:20 PM
What a fantastic quarter the second to last game at Beech on November 17th showed tremendous skill, discipline, and bravery.
Though West Creek High School skated to a singular point advantage, 25-24, Bearden demonstrated elevated competence eventually pulling away from the maroon-clad Coyotes.
The magical frame concluded with Montre Boddie giant-stepping into the lane. He inspired a standing ovation from the supportive pack of Coyote teammates. Besting Boddie immediately was Ques Glover with a buzzer-beating corner 3.
Trent Stephney sliced up the defense for one layup. He finished the first quarter with seven points. Ques Glover seemigly impacted every play outside the arc.
Glover’s change of direction reminds of Darius Garland. Garland is the better passer and better shooter, but Ques can go any direction at any time and defenders are completely guessing.
To defend Glover is to feel lost and alone. He and Trent Stephney work so well together. They truly understand spacing and utilize the enter court during each halfcourt attack.
Glover scored 12 points in the first quarter alone. He knocked down two triples including that buzzer-beating effort.
Kamarie Coffey (West Creek) gave Drew Pember fits and delivered a dose of Pember’s own medicine, the face-up game. The entire quarter witnessed 10 points from Coffey. Jalen Edwards became a really dangerous weapon, scoring nine points on three made field goals in that whimsical first quarter.
West Creek starting point guard Montre Boddie scraped and bothered Mr. Basketball candidate Glover throughout the first segment. Boddie is bothersome with electric speed.
In all, the two teams provided a blaring cacophony touting their individual and collective brilliance. Either or both teams possess realistic Class AAA state appearing aspirations.
Hardly fully healthy Pember finished just a single free throw in the first quarter. The Tennessee-signee is not back to full strength after sustaining a late summer injury.
That was fine. Bearden’s remarkable backcourt did plenty to support their shortened bench (no Shamarcus Brown, no Roman Robinson). Junior Tyler Nordin scored a bucket in that opening quarter too.
Kordel Kah finished a layup.
Imagine the potentcy of the Bearden offense when all players are fully healthy. The Bulldogs are a legitimate Class AAA Champion contender. West Creek should be able to challenge for a District Title, perhaps more.