Posted On: 06/25/21 3:59 PM
Red Bracket Championship
Beaverton 40, Grant 37
In the nightcap, Beaverton rushed out to an early lead in the first quarter as Grant struggled with their shooting against the Beavers matchup zone, only hitting 1-for-14 to start the game. As things went along though the Generals chipped away at the lead, utilizing their pressure full court defense to create havoc. In the game’s last minute, Grant was within three and had two three-point looks to try and tie the score but Beaverton held on for the win.
“For this young team with only two seniors to compete against the state’s best, they really grew up from earlier in the year to now,” said Beaverton head coach Andrew Vancil. “We showed up and shot the ball really well the past three days and to me Dane (Erikstrup) was the best player in the tournament. It was a complete team effort and one of my all-time favorite group of kids. Just a meaningful night for the Beaverton basketball program.”
Brady Rice Brady Rice 6'0" | SG Beaverton | 2023 OR (2023 Beaverton)
With all of the attention defensively given to teammate Dane Erikstrup Dane Erikstrup 6'10" | C Beaverton | 2021 State OR , Rice stepped up in a huge way. He spotted up out on the wing, knocking down open threes, but also created a bit off the dribble and scored off the bounce. Rice leaked out in transition for some easy scores as well. Only a sophomore, the 6-foot-1 guard should continue to improve as his height and strength increase.
Dane Erikstrup Dane Erikstrup 6'10" | C Beaverton | 2021 State OR (2021 Beaverton)
Erikstrup was unquestionably the biggest concern for Grant due to his 6-foot-10 height and his skills. He faced double, triple, and even quadruple teams during the game, but found his spots in the post when given the opportunity and even flashed out to knock down a three. The Cal Poly Pomona signee really made his mark was on the boards, pulling down nine. He ended with 13 points on the night.
Trevon Hamilton Trevon Hamilton 5'11" | CG Beaverton | 2022 State OR (2022 Beaverton)
Hamilton did a great job handling Grant’s defensive pressure all night long and when the ball wasn’t in his hands is when there was trouble. His offensive numbers weren’t huge – his only bucket was a three early in the game – but he did a great job getting the ball to the open man and put pressure on the defensive end effectively.
As we’ve seen all year, Mosley stuffed the stat sheet not only with his scoring – a team-high 13 points – but also grabbing boards, dishing out assists, and grabbing steals. The sophomore showed a good motor on both ends of the floor and he was a big part of creating all the turnovers at the end when Grant made their comeback.
Lawrence ended up Grant’s second-leading scorer at 10 points, all of which came in the second half. The junior combo guard showed a fairly nice touch on his jumper and helped out on the boards. Defensively, Lawrence used his long and lean body along with his quickness to pester his assignment.
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