Posted On: 01/8/19 11:08 PM

Prep Hoops was in the house as Valley Park hosted Hancock Tuesday night in a battle of two of the top teams in their conference.  It was also a battle of two of the best wing scorers in the area in Valley Park's Jeramy Shaw and Hancock's Sam Richardson.  It was all Hancock from the opening tip as the Tigers depth and athleticism overwhelmed the Hawks and led them to a resounding 55-36 victory.  Here are our "5 Best" from this early conference tilt.

 

Best Overall Performance: 6'5 Jr Sam Richardson - Hancock

Sam had a takeover performance in the conference win Tuesday night and was the best player on the floor.  The standout junior, who recently eclipsed the 1000 point mark, led the way for the Tigers with 22 points.  He was lethal, as always, in transition and finishing around the rim.  He is a big time athlete and crafty finisher.  It is clear he has been working on expanding his game as he has shown significant improvement from mid-range out to beyond the arc with his jump-shot.  He was very opportunistic defensively, jumping passing lanes for steals and deflections, and crashed the boards

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