Posted On: 12/11/19 8:00 AM
The third game of the day on the East Court at the Breakdown Tip Off Classic featured two of the top Class AA teams and after a brutal display of shooting in the first half, Caledonia pulled away from Maranatha, 81-64.
Here are five takeaways from the contest:
Noah King turned it on in a big way
After a 1 for 8 start to the game, Noah King was the catalyst for the Caledonia offense that went for 52 second-half points. He scored 19 points in the second half on his way to a 21-point effort that also included seven rebounds and five assists. The senior guard is so skilled and solid with the ball and even when his shot isn’t falling, he drives winning. His ability to get into the paint, use his strength and bully defenders is rare and his understanding of where his teammates are makes the Caledonia offense go. He’s also a rock-solid defender and can check guards and forwards effectively. Once he got it going in the second half, Maranatha simply didn’t have a guy who could handle him.
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