Houston 81, Marshall 66
Jan. 30, 2010
Marshall guard Chris Lutz (14) has his shot blocked by the shortest player on the court, UH guard Desmond Wade, in the first half of Saturday's game.
HOUSTON (AP) -The NCAA's top scorer, Aubrey Coleman, gave his best showing of the season, scoring 37 points and pulling down 13 rebounds to lead Houston to an 81-66 win over Marshall on Saturday.
It was the third-straight game in which Coleman, who entered the day averaging an NCAA-best 25.6 points per game, scored 30 or more for the Cougars (11-9, 4-3 USA). It was also his highest scoring and rebounding game this season.
The Cougars took the lead after just four minutes and never lost it, leading by as many as 20 points midway through the second half.
Maurice McNeil helped out with 13 points, while Kendrick Washington and Kelvin Lewis each added 10.
Damier Pitts led the Herd (15-6, 4-3) with nine rebounds and 12 points. Antonio Haymon also scored 12, Chris Lutz added 13 and Hassan Whiteside 10.
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High hopes for Lao
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star)
Pharex picked a little-known Filipino-born player from Canada in the recent PBL draft and the word is he could be the steal of the batch.
Anthony Lao, 25, was born here and moved to Canada when he was 12. The 6-4 forward played two years for Fraser Valley in the Canadian collegiate league, averaging 10.2 points in 2006-07 and 7.7 points in 2007-08.
What’s going for Lao isn’t just his credentials. He comes with solid backing from coach Laurian (Manuel) Watkins and former PBA cager Jon Ordonio.
Watkins said Lao is coming to play in the PBL “in a big way.” The goal is for Lao to strut his wares in the PBL then apply for the PBA draft in August.
“Anthony has amazing abilities and is a great all-around person,” said Watkins who used to provide imports for Pop Cola in the PBA when Elmer Yanga was team manager and Norman Black the head coach. “He was a force in the Canadian collegiate league.”
Ordonio works in Watkins’ sports management company as a scout and he, too, had glowing remarks on Lao.
“I know Anthony will take the PBL and the PBA by storm,” said Ordonio who is based in Monterey, northern California. “There is footage on him in the internet. I know his name will get out there but I’m looking for a team to take him in. I’ll also be looking to bring in imports and other Fil-Ams in the future. But right now, I’m concentrating on Anthony.”
Watkins said Ordonio is an asset to his company.
“Jon is really doing a great job,” said Watkins. “I needed someone to cover the Philippines so I thought an ex-PBA player would be perfect. I remember him from college days and I remember how he was when he came back from the Philippines and how things went down. I do know he loves this game and he loves the Philippines and he wanted to do something to give back and I felt he would be the best fit for our agency. We are FIBA-certified and we place players globally but could never forget about the Philippines. My family is from the Philippines, too. We have many other good talents we are preparing for the PBA and college levels so we are doing our best to educate them on the Filipino style of play, the Filipino culture and how to succeed in the Philippines which we consider to be extremely basketball-friendly. Jon is new in the business but he’s learning fast.”
"Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail"
Jan 30, 2010
Redlands Men’s Basketball Stifles La Verne, 78-61
With a solid shooting effort that resulted in four double-digit scorers, the University of Redlands men’s basketball team captured an important 78-61 victory over the University of La Verne in tonight’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in Currier Gym.
Amidst more than 700 enthusiastic fans, the Maroon and Gray jumped out to an early five-point lead and never relinquished control of the game. Although the Leopards tied it up twice, Redlands controlled the pace of play with quality shooting form every aspect of the floor. The Bulldogs knocked down 49.1% of their shots to go along with a 38.5% showing from long range and a 72.4% effort from the charity stripe.
Redlands garnered a seven-point lead at the break and then opened the second half with a 7-0 run to get up by 14.
La Verne fought back to move within eight on more than one occasion but that was all the Leopards could muster.
The Maroon and Gray made it a 17-point game in the final seconds for the largest lead of the game when sophomore forward Steven Williams (Ventura, CA) came off the bench and scored a lay-up.
Senior guard Pat Coffey (San Carlos, CA) paced the Bulldog offense with 13 points, going 2-for-3 from long range. Junior guard Matt Dietrich (Phoenix, AZ) and junior center Jordan Sanvictores (Redwood City, CA) each contributed 12 points. Senior guard Andrew Maertens (Salt Lake City, UT) chipped in 11 points while hitting all three of his three-pointers.
The Leopards looked to sophomore forward Trevor Woodland (Covina, CA) to come off the bench for a game-leading 20 points. Their next best scorer was sophomore guard John Leggett (Riverside, CA), who added nine points.
Among the conference schools, the Bulldogs (10-8, 6-1 SCIAC) sit in a first-place tie with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges and look forward to hosting the Stags on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Currier Gym.
'Relentless' Joe Jackson lifts White Station over Melrose
By Jason Smith
Posted February 2, 2010 at 10:38 p.m.
White Station's Joe Jackson, who lead the White Station Spartans to a late fourth quarter comeback to beat the Melrose Golden Wildcats.
Melrose's Adonis Thomas with an emphatic dunk in the first quarter against White Station.
With his White Station Spartans trailing nationally ranked Melrose by double digits in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, senior guard Joe Jackson spotted a close acquaintance making her way toward the exit.
"Actually, I saw my mama leave," Jackson said. "But, you know, we were down by like 14 points in the fourth quarter and it looked bad. I would've left too.
"But it was a miracle."
The "miracle" came in the form of an 80-78 District 16-AAA road victory over the host Golden Wildcats, a win in which the Spartans had trailed Melrose, 72-59, with less than four minutes to play.
But Jackson, a University of Memphis signee and the area's leading scorer coming into Tuesday's game at 30.6 points per game, scored 18 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, including 14 straight at one point, to help rally the Spartans.
After Jackson's 3-point play with 20.6 seconds left cut Melrose's advantage to 78-77, the Spartans (18-4, 7-0 in District 16-AAA and ranked No. 3 in the Dandy Dozen) took their first lead since late in the first quarter (79-78) on senior guard Julian Burton's layup with 13.6 left on an assist from Jackson.
No. 2-ranked Melrose (21-2, 4-2), ranked No. 15 nationally in USA Today's Super 25, missed a 3-pointer in the waning seconds before Jackson grabbed the loose ball and split a pair of free throws with six-tenths of a second left to provide the final margin.
The Golden Wildcats, who had led by as many as 14 points (68-54) in the fourth, made just 9-of-22 free-throw attempts in the final period, missing 12 of their last 16.
"We fell behind and we were out of character," said White Station coach Jesus Patino, whose Spartans were playing their second nationally ranked opponent in as many games after falling, 68-66, Saturday in New Jersey to USA Today's No. 5-ranked team, St. Patrick of Elizabeth, N.J.
"My whole thing was, 'You need to control emotion,' ... and Joe finally settled down like he always does. ... They missed one (free throw), they missed two and by the time they looked up, it was too late."
Junior guard Andre Hollins added 15 for White Station, which also got 10 apiece from Burton and senior post Jordan Miles.
"We were just saying, 'Stay humble,' " Burton said. "They were missing their free throws and we were fouling the right players."
Tennessee commitment Chris Jones' 23 points led Melrose. Fellow junior star Adonis Thomas added 22 points for the Golden Wildcats, who were outscored, 30-19, in the fourth.
"We missed 12 free throws with two minutes to go," said Melrose coach Jermaine Johnson. "They had to play a foul game. They did what they had to do.
"(Jackson) didn't score in the third quarter. He had 12 in the first half, and then in the fourth quarter he went Kobe on us. I just witnessed one of the best performances from a player because he was relentless."
-- Jason Smith: 529-5804
White Station (80) -- Julian Burton 12, Andre Hollins 15, Joe Jackson 30, Nino Johnson 2, Jordan Miles 10, Marvin Williams 11.
Melrose (78) -- Jermaine Hollimon 9, Chris Jones 23, Bobby Parks 3, Nate Rucker 9, Adonis Thomas 23, Telvin Wilkerson 11.
White Station / 15 / 19 / 16 / 30 / -- / 80 /
Melrose / 19 / 20 / 19 / 20 / -- / 78 /
Records -- White Station (7-0, 16AAA), Melrose 21-2 (4-2, 16AAA).
Fairley (48) -- Kyree Brown 2, Rashard Johnson 11, Keno Jones
Melrose lost to Whitestation 78-80. Bobby Ray Parks only had 3 points, 2 block shots, 2 steals and a few rebounds and fouls. But he did hustle a lot.
Rayray could have been distracted as his former girlfriend who is a student of Whitestation was watching on the stands.
LABAN KUNG LABAN! KAYA NATIN PILIPINAS!
Mabuhay ang TEAM PILIPINAS !!!!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
THE DREAM LIVES ON !!!!
check this video out from Stanley Pringle..making his guard fall from his stutter step
"Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail"