Posted On: 03/23/19 5:30 AM
Division one action got started with the alpha, Cincinatti Moeller running past St. Edward 72-52. In this one we seen a lot of quality players on all levels.
On the back end of things, Akron was able to hold off Olentangy Liberty 58-49. Set up for a rematch of an early season game between Moeller and Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary.
Five Postgame Questions:
1. Who was the standout prospect from Cincinnati Moeller?
Alec Pfriem was a man on a mission for the undefeated Moeller team. The guard did a little bit of everything, a stat sheet stuffer. Grabbing a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, the senior was also a facilitator. Working the ball for five assists, Pfriem showed good vision out of the post getting his teammates involved. Like the rest of the Moeller team, he was very efficient from the floor shooting 8-11.
2. Who stood out for St. Edward?
Grant Huffman is a very good prospect in the junior class, and he showed why Friday evening. The guard was able to finish tough inside, or a deep one off the catch-and-shoot. Grant Huffman is very athletic and that helps him get through the lane to score. Able to hang in the air and work around the defender is an automatic bucket for the standout. Huffman was a factor from all levels of the floor, getting his bucket.
3. Who was the best defender from Moeller vs. St. Edward?
Demetriu Terry was an on-ball hound for the Eagles. Despite Moeller showing an offensive clinic, the senior showcased his defensive talents with four steals, that resulted in a couple transition buckets. The guard displays quick instincts that a good defender possesses, and is able to nab the ball away when he reaches more times then not.
4. Who stood out in the Akron SVSM vs. Olentangy Liberty matchup in the D1 semi-final
Lunden McDay was brilliant for the Irish of Akron. Taking on the opposing teams best player on the defensive side, as well as their main scoring option. McDay did work from all levels of the floor, including some tough inside scoring making it look easy. At 6-foot-3 McDay plays bigger than what he really is, showcasing some rebounding ability from the guard spot. A capable shooter that rung in a big one to end the first half that stopped a Liberty run.
5. Who has the best chance to win the division one championship?
Moeller defeated Akron SVSM 99-62 earlier in the season. Both teams have came a long way, and improved vastly. But, Moeller is in prime position to go back to back in division one. Especially, if they get play like they did from Alec Pfriem in the semifinal. Moeller is excellent with the offense whether it’s in transition or in the half court. They don’t turn the ball over a whole lot, and are very efficient. Seth Wilson of the Irish will need to take his game to another level, if Akron would pull off the upset to many.