Feb 8, 2011

Monday Results:

Orlando Berry Jr. led Taft with 23 points against Aiken.

  • Taft 73 Aiken 61: The Falcons came closer but weren't able to get over the hump and win this one as Taft stayed undefeated in league play. Orlando Berry Jr, Taft's junior PG, had a great game tonight scoring 23 points (including 5 three-pointers). Adolphus Washington and Dwayne Stanford each added 15 points for Taft and senior wing Marquez Johnson scored 10. Aiken got 19 points from Willy Moore who scored from deep and off of some crafty drives. Gene Primus scored 12 for Aiken while Landen Gaulden and Austin Grimes each added 8. Aiken got to within 6 points midway through the fourth quarter but the depth of Taft was just too much to overcome. Taft proved yet again how tough it is to beat them in a close game, and when Berry is knocking down three balls like that they are almost impossible to take down. Game pictures 
  • CPHR was able to get to the gym in time for the freshman game and saw two really good prospects. Tamarik Washington, a 5'8 SG from Taft, and Isaiah Thompson, a 5'8 PG from Aiken, are both on their way to becoming city league stars. Washington was impressive with his ability to find teammates in the lane and score strong inside over defenders, he is a player that can be productive in many different ways. Thompson is one of the more entertaining players in the city and has several full-court moves, including a lightning quick spin, that can shake the whole defense; Thompson also showed a nice shooting stroke and when he gets in rhythm he is tough to contain. Keep an eye on these two guys!

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