Four Score In Double Figures For Millbrook
On Tuesday night, Millbrook defeated Garner 91-68 as junior Cameron Stanley led a contingent of players who scored in double-figures with a game-high 19 points.
Millbrook, one of the areas top teams, had it rolling from the get go. They came out of the gates sizzling with a 9-0 run to start the game. It would have been a four quarter blowout in favor of Millbrook had it not been for the early hot hand of Garner guard Miquel Lombard. He made his first 4 3-pointers in the opening quarter to keep Garner in the ballgame.
At the half, Millbrook had built up a 43-29 lead. A 28-point 3rd quarter sealed the win. Stanley, a Wake Forest commitment, did all of his scoring in the first 3 quarters and sat down for the better part of the 4th quarter.
All Stanley did was completely take advantage of the chances Garner gave him on the perimeter. He connected on 5-of-9 3-point shots and most were wide open looks. Millbrook did a nice job of finding him and he finished off the plays. He should also receive his due for his diligence on the glass. He corralled 8 rebounds, four of them offensive.
Meanwhile on the Garner end, junior standout James Mays was having a tough time. The Trojans never found an offensive rhythm. Mays finished with 18 points but 10 came in the final quarter when the game had been decided. The 6-8 Mays is a terrific athlete and he'll likely find himself to be the biggest man on the floor in most of Garner's games this season. That means for the Trojans to win, he's going to have to be a presence in the paint. To his credit, he's trying to expand his game and work on his perimeter skills, but Garner will need his body inside to win games.
Larry Harris of North Carolina State, Bobby Hussey of Clemson and George Stackhouse of East Carolina were each in the gym for the game. … Harris has a son, Simon, who is a power forward on the Millbrook team. Simon scored 8 points in the contest. … Mays says that he's hearing from Oklahoma, Clemson, Xavier, UConn and Wake Forest. He doesn't feel like any of the schools have offered him yet but they continue to speak with him on a regular basis. … Xavier's presence on the list can be linked directly to the Musketeers All-American David West. He attended Garner High before spending a year at Hargrave and then finding his way to Xavier. Also current Xavier assistant Sean Miller lived in Garner when he was a member of the NC State staff. … In the JV game, we were impressed with 6-6, 180 pound Greg McDaniel of Garner. The freshman combo forward looks like he's going to be a player.
Mays On West
"A lot of people in Garner look up to David West because he's from here. He just tells me to play hard."