Flyin to the Hoop Day 3 Recap: Garfield Heights downs Dunbar


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Garfield Heights beat a state ranked team for the second straight day with a win over Dayton Dunbar on Sunday at Flyin to the Hoop. As a state though Ohio struggled, going 1-3 against out-of-state foes…


DAY 3…

Massillon Jackson 66, Cincinnati Aiken 61
Our Savior New American (NY) 64, Cleveland St. Ignatius 59
HCYA (TX) 82, Akron SVSM 78
Walnut Hills 70, Roselle Catholic (NJ) 61
Garfield Heights 64, Dayton Dunbar 55
Prime Prep (TX) 82, Springboro 47

Top Performers and Performances:

-Massillon Jackson placed four players in double-figures led by junior Kyle Mottice with 15 points. Classmate David Smith added 14 points, and junior Evan Bailey and senior Nick Dillon each netted 13.

-Kyle Motice was 9-of-11 at the free-throw line.

-Jackson out scored Aiken, 25-14, with points off turnovers.

-Our Savior New American was out scored, 21-10, in the first quarter, but recovered with a, 15-2, advantage in the third quarter to secure a victory over Cleveland St. Ignatius.

-Junior Michael Nzei scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to pace OSNA. Standout sophomores Djibril Diallo (16 points) and 6-foot-9 Cheick Diallo (14 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks) turned in solid outings.

-Cleveland St. Ignatius, who struggled against OSNA’s size and length on the interior, got 23 points from Francisco Santiago on just 9-of-23 shooting. Junior Eric Black added 14 points and eight rebounds. Derek Sloan was just 2-of-10 from the field, but scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

-Our Savior New American made 25-of-35 freebies compared to just 10-of-14 for St. Ignatius.

-HYCA was able to outlast Akron SVSM in overtime thanks to a nearly record-setting afternoon from Justin Jackson. The junior, who absolutely loves playing at Trent Arena, scored 41 points on 13-of-26 shooting and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Jackson was 13-of-15 at the charity stripe as well. With the showing, Jackson moved past Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons) for third all-time at the Flyin’ to the Hoop for a single-game scoring performance.

-Akron SVSM got 22 points and seven rebounds from freshman VJ King, one of the nation’s best 2016 prospects. Junior Jalen Hudson added 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Jordan Hargrove (14 points) and Nick Well (12 points) were also double-digit scorers on the afternoon.

-HCYA overcame a, 23-3, deficit on points off the bench scoring.

-Walnut Hills had a strong showing in its first Flyin’ to the Hoop appearance defeating a talented Roselle Catholic squad. Akron-bound Isaiah Johnson totaled 23 points and eight rebounds, and Ohio University commit DJ Wingfield chipped in 20 counters.

-Highly regarded sophomore Malachi Richardson led Roselle with 21 points. Syracuse pledge Tyler Roberson finished with just nine points and seven boards after a strong start.

-Walnut Hills overcame a, 21-3, advantage for the Lions on three-point points with a 15-3 nod on second chance points and 12-2 with points off the bench.

-Garfield Heights continued a nice stretch following a win over Shaker Heights. The Bulldogs handled local favorite, Dayton Dunbar, with a strong inside presence from big David Bell. Dunbar lost its second game of the week.

-Garfield Heights got 20 points from senior Richard Parker, which included a 5-of-9 showing behind the arc. Junior David Bell had a coming out party in front of a large crowd. The 6-foot-10 Bell scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and swatted four shots. Al Burge added 12 points and seven rebounds, and freshman Willie Jackson chipped in eight points, which all came in the first quarter.

-Dayton Dunbar, who lost its second straight game at the Flyin’ to the Hoop, got 21 points from cat-quick sophomore AJ Harris. The lefty was just 7-of-17 from the field. Junior William Green added 12 points in defeat.

-Garfield Heights held nine-point advantages on points off turnovers and triple points, and a 15-point benefit in terms of points off the bench.

-Prime Prep- the No. 4 team in the country by ESPN- used a, 27-8, advantage in the third quarter to help the The Truth to an, 82-47, throttling of local Springboro.

-Emmanuel Mudiay, Jordan Mickey, and Dam Collins all scored 14 points, and Micah Seaborn added 10 points and Karviar Shepherd chipped in eight.

-Prime Prep dominated in all facets of the game. Its most distinctive advantages came on three-point makes (9 to 1) and points off the bench (41-2).

-Illinois-bound Maverick Morgan led Springboro with 25 points.


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