EGC: Senior Game

Philadelphia had its back against the wall at the 5th Eddie Griffin Challenge. It lost the junior and sophomore games but rebounded in the senior contest behind the Morris Twins and forward Andrew Randall.

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By the time the senior game began at the Eddie Griffin Challenge, the crew from Philadelphia was down 2 games to none. On its home turf, the city's pride was about to be stolen.

Enter the Morris Twins.

Marcus Morris and his brother Markieff Morris combined to score 34 points and their line gave the Philadelphia crew the burst of energy it needed to record the 96-87 victory.

Both the Morris Twins can play but its Marcus with the higher ceiling at this stage because of his ability to play both forward slots and as he showed on Saturday, create off the bounce going to the rim. The pair took a brief respite from their official visit to Villanova to come over for the game. Afterwards, they were rushed back to Villanova's campus. Marcus said the pair would decide between Villanova and Kansas in the next 2-3 weeks.

Fontan Had It Going
Andrew Randall, a 6-foot-5 combo forward dropped 16 points for Philly. The strong forward mixed in some 3s and a willingness to rebound en route to his total.

Frankly, New Jersey simply took too long to answer the call. It trailed by 14 at the half and crept back into the game courtesy of its guard play. Between Jio Fontan (21 points), Mike Rosario (15) and Jordan Theodore (13) they should have been able to win the backcourt battle earlier.

In the second half, Theodore put a ton of pressure on the defense and made all 10 of his free throws. The late surge got Jersey to within a few points but Philly held them off.

PHILADELPHIA – Dewayne Davis 13, Sam Givins 6, Velton Jones 2, Marcus Morris 16, Markieff Morris 18, Ali Baba Odd 6, Courtney Stanley 9, Jamil Wilson, 9, Devon White 7.

NEW JERSEY – Jio Fontan 21, Chris Gaston 4, Ashton Gibbs 2, Lance Goulbourne 4, Jarrett Mann 6, Mike Rosario 15, Dominic Rutledge 0, Jordan Theodore 13, Quintrell Thomas 9, Travon Woodall 9.

Stay tuned for reports from the junior and sophomore games!

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