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Posted On: 12/22/18 3:14 PM
Day 6 capped off the City of Palms Classic with five games.
Here are the results:
New York Glens Falls 80, Georgia Brunswick 65
Missouri Vashon 66, New Jersey Immaculate Conception 52
IMG 93, Missouri Olive Branch 63
Wisconsin La Cross Central 78, Mississippi Petal 44
Georgia McEachern, Philadelphia Imhotep (TBD)
Part 1 of the City of Palms top performers list.
Considering he shot 42 times, 2019 New York Glens Falls guard Joseph Girard III was on a mission from the start of the game against Georgia Brunswick. The Syracuse signee broke former Cape Coral Mariner guard Teddy Dupay’s 1997 City of Plams record (56 points) with 59 points which places him second all-time behind only former American Heritage guard Kenny Boynton (2007 – 61 points). It was a game to remember for Girard III and it was a nice start to the final day of action in Ft. Myers.
2020 forward Cam’Ron Fletcher capped off his impressive week for Vashon with a 19-point, 7-rebound, 2-block and 2-steal performance in a victory over Immaculate Conception. Fletcher has been the definition of consistency in three games at the City of Palms. He shot an efficient 7-of-10 from the field and got into the paint early and often. His upside is tremendous. 2019 guard Mario McKinney (Missouri signee) capped off the tournament with 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Despite his team losing for much of the second half, 2019 guard Torrey Dickens Jr. never stopped for Brunswick. The game was arguably all about Girard’s race to 60 points, but Dickens Jr. did his best for his side with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting. He also had seven rebounds. 2021 guard Xavier Bean added 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field in 15 minutes on the floor.
Playing a counterpart role to his cousin Joe, 2019 5’6″ guard Trenton Girard proved he can hang with the competition. The senior posted 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field which included 4-of-8 from downtown, Girard is speedy and gets into good spots on the floor, especially on the break. Some college will take a chance on him with his IQ and reliable play.
It was the best performance this week from 2020 forward Nick Jourdain. The 6’8″ Immaculate Conception scrapped his way to a 14-point, 8-rebound and 4-assist day in the loss to Vashon. He was 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. It was a very solid day for him. 2021 guard Amar’e Marshall and 2020 guard Zion Bethea each had 10 points for the Lions.