Mike Williams informed Bearcat Insider prior to the game that Darnell Wilks would not be available for interviews and also requested that no pictures be taken of Wilks. No explanation was given, but Bearcat Insider honored the requests.
There was the usual good crowd Thursday night at
Goodies' five ironmen included a couple big men (Jason Love of Xavier and
B. J. Walker formerly of
Slats' starting line-up was Mike Williams, Alvin Mitchell, Kenny Belton, Rashad Bishop and Deonte Vaughn with Larry Davis, Darnell Wilks and Mel Levett on the bench. Vaughn, Williams and Bishop all had a good first half for Slats, but Goodies dominated the second half.
Despite having only five players, Lonnie Hayes and C. J. Anderson may
have been the best two offensive players on the floor on this night.
Deonte Vaughn was the high scorer for Slats with 25 points, but Mike Williams had 13 points and 15 rebounds. Leading the freshmen was Rashad Bishop with 12 points and 10 rebounds. I thought Slats played its best ball when Bishop was in the flow on the floor. Besides rebounding well, Bishop scored in a variety of ways including a 3 pointer. Darnell Wilks was 0-4 form the floor and had 4 fouls. Alvin Mitchell had 8 points on the evening.
Slats has assured itself a place in the league tournament next week but still has a couple more league games this weekend. Slats' next game is at noon on Saturday.