ICE BREAKER INVITATIONAL FRIDAY
ICE BREAKER INVITATIONAL FRIDAY:
Augusta, GA – Friday was a day of domination, and Team Wall started it off by beating AJ Bouye Silver 77 – 41. Marquise Rice of Durham Academy dominated this game by knocking down shot after shot and pleasing the crowd with monster dunks. He led Team Wall with 17pts. Marquise Rice told Hoop Hustlers that he has 10 plus offers, which include Boston College, Providence, NC State plus more.
AJ Bouye Tornadoes (gold) continued the domination by beating SC Kings 105 – 61. AJ Bouye is one of the best independent teams in the country, currently ranked #6 by us here at Hoop Hustlers. A lot of people came in to see Jermontae Hill and he did not disappoint scoring 23 points. But the surprise of the day was Terrence Edwards. Terrence led AJ Bouye with 25 points. I really liked what I saw from Terrence. He is 6’6 with the ability to handle the ball and finish around the rim. Keith Lamar helped the Tornadoes by contributing 18 points.
In a closer game the Carolina Wolves SC beat The Georgia United Celtics 84 – 72. The Wolves led for most of the game as much as 20pts, but the Georgia United Celtics kept fighting, making it a game late. Javon Benson was the best player on the floor leading the Wolves with 21pts. Javon Benson showed a variety of skills shooting it from deep, putting it on the floor and playing with his back to the basket. We will continue to follow Javon this weekend at the Ice Breaker.
The Game of the night was between Florida Dreams and Carolina Wolves NC. This game came down to the wire but you wouldn’t have thought that by looking at this game early. Florida Dreams were down big in the first half but they didn’t give up. They fought back and won this game 74 – 69. Love Bettis was a walking bucket leading Florida Dream with 27points. He also made a fade away jump shot to put the game away with less than a minute to play.