Sophomore Aaron Gordon has been dominant for the Lions, scoring 11 of his 13 points in the second quarter and pulling down 12 rebounds, allowing Mitty to establish a little cushion. Summit has struggled from the field, only shooting 28.6 percent in the first half. Montigo Alford has five points to lead the SkyHawks, with Darrick Arnold, Dorian Cason and Cameron Lewis adding four points each. Cason also has six rebounds, but Summit was beaten 25-16 on the boards in the first half.
Mitty super sophomore Aaron Gordon has started to get untracked, scoring six points in the second quarter to open up a five-point lead. He did get overexuberant after a dunk with 5:38 left, getting called for a technical foul for slapping the backboard. He has eight points to lead the Lions, while Darrick Arnold’s four points leads Summit.
Summit and Mitty go into the second quarter tied 9-9. It’s been a game of runs so far, as Summit scored the first seven points over the first 4:02 with Mitty responding with nine points in a row after that. Devon Alexander tied the game with the SkyHawks with a jumper with 14 seconds left and Cameron Lewis blocked a Mitty shot as time expired.
The SkyHawks’ D came out playing hard, holding Archbishop Mitty without a point for the first 4:26 of the game. Darrick Arnold scored Summit’s first four points, with Dorian Cason adding the next three along with four rebounds. Point guard Montigo Alford has also been active early.
Doing the introductions right now. Matchup to watch is Summit’s 6-foot-8 center Dorian Cason against Mitty’s 6-7 sophomore forward Aaron Gordon. Should be fun.
Rialto’s dream season fell one game short, as Stockton St. Mary’s full-court man-pressure was too much in a 64-48 victory. Rialto was turned over 33 times by the Rams, who held star Knights point guard Janae Sharpe to eight points.
Brittani Walker led Rialto with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Denae Williams added 13 points, but it wasn’t enough against a seasoned St. Mary’s squad that saw four players score in double figures. Courtney Range led the way for the Rams with 17 points.
If Rialto has a run in it, now is the time to unleash it, as St. Mary’s continues to lengthen its lead. Turnovers have been the main issue for the Knights, who have now committed 28. Brittani Walker continues to lead the way for Rialto, scoring 15 points and pulling down eight rebounds. Courtney Range has 15 for the Rams while Ali Gibson has 12.
Rialto is in a dangerous spot right now, as the Rams have used seven points from Oregon State-bound forward Ali Gibson in the third period to move out to a double-digit lead. Gibson now has 12 points for St. Mary’s, which has forced 24 Rialto turnovers.
Denae Williams has not played in the second half thus far due to her three fouls. Brittani Walker is continuing to play well for Rialto, as she now has a game-high 13 points along with seven rebounds.
Kendall Kenyon hit a putback as time expired, giving the Rams a five-point halftime lead. Rialto scrapped to a 27-2 tie with 1:33 left on a basket by Bianca Brown, who scored five points off the bench in the second quarter, but St. Mary’s ended the quarter on a 5-0 run to take the lead.
Janae Sharpe got on the board with a 3-pointer late in the second quarter, but Rialto has been led by Denae Williams’ 10 points and six rebounds and Brittani Walker’s nine points, five rebounds and two assists. Williams has three fouls, something that could come back to haunt the Knights.
Courtney Range has eight point and five rebounds for St. Mary’s, which forced 18 Rialto turnovers in the first half.
Denae Williams is continuing to produce for Rialto, as she now has 10 points and six rebounds for the Knights. However, she just picked up her third foul on a questionable call, leaving Rialto in peril for the rest of the half.
St. Mary’s has been up by as many as seven points thus far and has forced 15 Knight turnovers. Janae Sharpe remains scoreless for the Knights, but Brittani Walker has picked up some of the slack with seven points and four rebounds.