03-21-2010, 05:25 AM
TSSAA CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT
Originally Posted by tomcat
White Station (70) -- Michael Bowman 3, Julian Burton 12, Harry Green 11, Andre Hollins 4, Joe Jackson 22, Nino Johnson 4, Jordan Miles 2, Rodriguez Tucker 8, Marvin Williams 4.
Melrose (75) -- Devonte Hampton 4, Jermaine Hollimon 7, Chris Jones 35, Cedrick McAfee 4, Bobby Parks 1, Adonis Thomas 19, Telvin Wilkerson 5.
White Station / 16 / 17 / 17 / 20 / -- / 70 /
Melrose / 16 / 19 / 20 / 20 / -- / 75 /
Records -- White Station 28-8, Melrose 36-4.
03-23-2010, 06:03 AM
Marshall Falls 80-72 To Appalachian State In CIT Quarterfinals
Wilkerson Scores 19 To Lead The Herd
March 22, 2010
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.--Donald Sims scored 30 points to lead Appalachian State (24-12), the No. 6 seed past Marshall University (24-10), the No. 1 seed, in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in the Henderson Center. Sims, who is 25th in Division I in scoring, was 9-of-23 from the field, 4-of-10, from three-point range. Marshall was led by Tyler Wilkerson who scored 19 points (7-of-14) from the field.
The Mountaineers led by four at halftime and took their largest lead of the game, 67-49, with 10:37 remaining. The Thundering Herd cut the lead to eight on a Wilkerson three-pointer with 4:20 to go, but Appalachian State would push the lead back into double figures the next time down. ASU led by 14 with 55 seconds remaining before Marshall scored the final six points of the game including Wilkerson's second three-pointer of the night with eight seconds to go.
Appalachian State outrebounded the Herd 47-28, 19-10 on the offensive glass. The Mountaineers made 9-of-19 three-point attempts including seven in the first half. Isaac Butts hauled in 16 rebounds for the Apps. MU point guard Damier Pitts scored 10 points and dished out a game high eight assists. Marshall charted 20 assists against eight turnovers.
"Appalachian State played exceptionally well," "(Donald) Sims did a perfect job running the show for them - he made everything happen. I am proud of seniors. To see the way Tyler Wilkerson has improved since the day the day we arrived has been as much as any as I have coached. I am really proud how he has led this basketball team this year. Chris Lutz battled through injuries the past couple of weeks; he was a big part of what we have done this year and getting our program back on the map. Darryl Merthie leaves here with the school record for games played. We fell a little short tonight, but I am not going to focus on tonight's game as much as I am on how much these guys have accomplished this year. We are going to build on this and look forward to next season."
The Mountaineers will await the results of the other three quarterfinal games before their semifinal game is assigned to them. Check http://www.collegeinsider.com/tournament for more details.
NOTES: Marshall reset the school record for most points scored in a season...The Herd recorded 2,717 points in 2009-10, breaking the old mark of 2,683 set during the 1987-88 season...Marshall's 24 victories this season are the seventh most in school history...Hassan Whiteside blocked three shots, raising his school and Conference USA record to 182...Whiteside's 182 blocks are the fourth most in a single season by a Division I player...Wilkerson ends his career with 1,035 points, the 39th most in Marshall school history.
03-24-2010, 06:38 AM
Melrose's state championship celebration stretches into past
By Jason Smith
Posted March 24, 2010 at midnight
They've had a few days for it to sink in, but the Melrose Golden Wildcats haven't finished celebrating the school's first boys basketball state title in nearly three decades.
On Friday at 1 p.m., the school will welcome back members of its 1974, '78 and '83 state-championship squads as part of a ceremony honoring this year's 37-4 squad, which knocked off rival and 2009 Class AAA state champion White Station, 75-70, on Saturday in Murfreesboro to earn the program's fourth state title.
Former Melrose and current Southwest Tennessee Community College head coach Verties Sails, who guided the Golden Wildcats to their first state title in 1974, is scheduled to attend Friday's celebration, which is open to the entire Orange Mound community.
"We're bringing back our former principal (LaVaughn Bridges), Verties Sails, alumni and all the state-championships teams. We've got a star-studded lineup," third-year Melrose coach Jermaine Johnson said.
Johnson said that although the team's accomplishments have begun to sink in, it still "seems surreal, knowing what we've been through."
"These kids worked so hard. I just couldn't believe that the vision that I had would come to pass so quick," he said. "You've got great coaches that haven't made the state (tournament), much less won it, and you're talking about three years?
"I'd told (junior guard) Telvin (Wilkerson's) uncle and (junior forward) Adonis (Thomas') daddy that in three years we were going to bring this community back. We're going to transform this community; transform the 'hood for good. That was our motto. That was our mission, and we've done it."
Former Tiger Duron Sutton takes football job at Ridgeway
After he introduced himself to the Ridgeway football team for the first time Tuesday, Duron Sutton was asked by a player how long he planned to remain at the school.
It was a fair question considering Sutton, a former head coach at Kingsbury, will become the Roadrunners' fifth head coach since 2006 when he begins work full time at Ridgeway this fall.
"I hope it's important to them. I have their best interests at heart and I want to be here," said Sutton, 35, who replaces Rod Brown.
Brown, who, like Sutton, was a former standout player at the University of Memphis, left Ridgeway in February after two seasons to pursue a college coaching career.
Sutton, a member of the 1996 Memphis football team that upset sixth-ranked Tennessee, was 52-52 in nine seasons as Kingsbury's head coach from 2000-08. He led the Falcons to eight playoff appearances, including a state semifinals appearance in 2004.
"Sometimes you need to separate yourself from something, and that was one of those cases," Sutton said of his time at Kingsbury. "I feel like I'm wanted here and I hope I'm needed here."
The Memphis University School and Houston High soccer teams will meet today at 5 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex as part of the University of Memphis' "Kicks for a Cause" event. Tickets are $2, with all proceeds going to earthquake victims in Haiti. Following the MUS-Houston match, the Memphis men's team will face Colaiste Ide Prep of Ireland at 7 p.m. in an exhibition match.
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03-25-2010, 05:09 PM
Matthew Wright-2008 RP u18 NT
The Star's annual high school basketball all-stars for 2010 from the Greater Toronto Area. From left to right Matthew Wright from Martingrove, Leon Alexander from Richardson, Stefan Nastic from Thornhill, Manvinder Sahota from St. Marguerite d'Youville, and Julian Clarke from Oakwood.
03-25-2010, 10:11 PM
Fil-Am prospects for PBA draft
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) Updated March 26, 2010 12:00 AM
At least three Fil-Ams are expected to hit town in the coming months, looking for playing credits to gain eligibility for the next PBA draft.
Sports agent Caloy Allado said the other day he’s awaiting the outcome of talks involving a possible merger between the PBL and Liga Pilipinas before waving the green flag for the Fil-Ams to fly in.
The three are 6-1 Shawn Weinstein of San Diego State, 6-3 John Smith of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and 6-4 Anthony Lao of Fraser Valley.
Allado was in the process of bringing in Lao but negotiations were derailed when other agents got into the picture. But he said Weinstein and Smith will be ready to come as soon as they finish their commitments in other leagues.
Weinstein played briefly for San Diego State, an NCAA Division I school, then moved to St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, where he saw action in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. As a senior at Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills, California, Weinstein averaged 28.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.1 steals.
Weinstein, 24, is now playing in the Israel league. His father is Jewish and mother, a Filipina.
Smith played for the same Hawaii school that produced Alex Cabagnot. Last season, he averaged 16.3 points and 3.1 assists in claiming first team All-Pacific West honors. Smith, whose mother is Filipina, is now playing for Lokomotiv Bernau in the German league.
Lokomotiv coach Torsten Schierenbach said, “We looked at a lot of players and in the end, John offered the best overall package for us – he’s a good shooter, he can defend and he has a great personality.”
In February last year, Smith hit a buzzer-beating triple and finished with 24 points to lift Hawaii to an 80-78 squeaker over Chaminade University at the Hilo gym. With 20 seconds left and Chaminade up by one, Smith took the inbounds pass, drove to the top of the key and let loose a triple for the game winner.
03-26-2010, 02:31 AM
Originally Posted by elisher
Does Caloy Allado visits IBN Philippine Forum?
03-26-2010, 06:45 AM