BCI Flying to the Hoop: Day 2

On day 2 of the Flying to the Hoop national tournament Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin was in attendance, there was a major upset, and an excellent overtime battle. The Bearcat coaching staff was able to see some great action and great young talent, here is the recap of the games.

In game one the Fairmont Firebirds took on Future Academy Warriors out of North Carolina, Fairmont went on to win 69-56 behind Adam Westbeld and his 21 points and eleven rebounds. The Warriors were led by Rob Ware who scored 18 points on the night and Future Academy outscored Fairmont 25-16 in the fourth quarter but wasn't enough.

The following contest was between the Alter Knights and Huntington Prep, Huntington Prep went on to the win the contest 57-47. Huntington Prep was led by Gorgui Sy Dieng who scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on eight of eleven shooting on the night. Alter was led by Max Zukowitz who scored 23 points on the night.

Third game of the day was between Roger Bacon and Cleveland Heights, Bacon went on to win the game 55-45 behind the play of Jorian Hudson (Cincinnati Football Verbal) who scored 17 points on the night. Cleveland Heights was led by Alfonzo Houston who scored 18 points on the night on 7 of 18 shooting.

Fourth game of the day was the Centerville Elks taking on the West Jessamine Colts. The Colts were able to hold on in a defensive struggle 47-39, Colts were led by Jarrod Polson, scoring 16 points and grabbing five rebounds. Centerville had no player score more then eight points in the contest and although they defended well they didn't have the offensive fire power to pull the upset.

In the fifth game of the day Flora McDonald Academy took on Division two power Thurgood Marshall out of Dayton. Flora was led by North Carolina State recruit Luke Cothron who scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the overtime thriller. At the end of regulation Thurgood Marshall freshman Mark Alstork hit a three to send the game to overtime. In overtime Flora and Luke Cothron was too much for Thurgood Marshall as Flora went on to win 77-73. Thurgood Marshall was led by senior Greg Gainey who scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Flora got another strong showing from senior Rayvon Harris who has impressive athleticism but no serious offers at this point.

The night cap was Dayton Dunbar and Whitney Young , Whitney Young is the 14th ranked team in the country and ran into a buzzsaw in front of a sold out crowd and Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin and his coaching staff. Dunbar beat Whitney Young 98-76 and at one point led by 35 points. Dunbar was led by Geron Johnson 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Also Ryan Bass, a player who has said Cincinnati has expressed interest in, did an excellent job running the show and finished with 13 points and one assist. Whitney Young has five players either committed or with major interest, but was no match for the speed of Division two favorite Dunbar. Purdue commit Anthony Johnson led Whitney Young with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting.

Day three of the tournaments feature battle is Michigan State recruit Adreian Payne and Jefferson taking on the number one player in the country Brandon Knight and Pinecrest with Kentucky coach John Calipari suppose to be in attendance.


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