WBBY Shootout Recap

A recap and analysis of Sunday night at the WBBY Shootout.

ARROWHEAD 67, MENOMONEE FALLS 66

A rebound basket by senior Ben Mills with 15 seconds remaining propelled the Arrowhead Warhawks to a 67-66 overtime win over the Menomonee Falls Indians.

Mills, who had been struggling around the basket earlier in the game, finished with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting and pulled down 16 rebounds.

Arrowhead rallied from a 6-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force a tie with 1:32 to go. Both teams traded attempts in the final minute and with .7 on the clock Menomonee Falls guard/forward J.P. Tokoto nearly flipped in an allyoop attempt that would have won the game.

With 30 seconds remaining in overtime, Falls held a 1-point lead and had the ball in their possession. A costly turnover, led to the Mills basket with 15 seconds remaining. Falls did get two final attempts for the rim but a driving attempt by Tokoto and a put back attempt did not fall.

Tokoto led the Indians who scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Senior guard Conor Cassidy added 14 points and senior forward Jonathan Phillips chipped in with 10.

Senior guard Russ Finco was the only other Warhawk in double digits with 21 points. With the win, Arrowhead is now 7-0 on the season and Menomonee Falls is 6-2, after the loss.

ANALYSIS OF SOPHOMORE J.P. TOKOTO

After a just a few minutes of watching Menomonee Falls sophomore J.P. Tokoto it is evident he has the physical tools to become a great player. His performance Tuesday night also reminded some that, while he is drawing interest and offers from some of the top teams in the country, he still has a ways to go.

Tokoto scored 18 points on 7-of-20 shooting and 1-of-3 from downtown. He hit just 3-of-6 free throws. Tokoto did fill out the stat sheet as he grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out four assists, blocked four shots and collected five steals.

In the first half, Tokoto played just eight minutes because he collected his second foul very early in the second quarter. In the second half, he got things going in a variety of ways. He was able to score inside, on pull up jumpers and from downtown.

His quickness and athleticism allowed him to get good looks at will. Tonight did not seem to be his night as shots rimmed off more than they went in.

Tokoto's preferred method of attacking the basket seems to be a spin move as he used it on multiple occasions. On one occasion, he spun down the middle of the lane, switched hands in mid-air and finished with his left hand while drawing the foul. Seeing this from a sophomore is bound to make jaws drop.

His athleticism was also evident in the second half when he grabbed an errant shot and slammed it down with two hands.

MILWAUKEE WASHINGTON 64, KIMBERLY 55

Milwaukee Washington rallied from a third quarter deficit and defeated the Kimberly Papermakers, 64-55 on Sunday night at the Al McGuire Center.

With 6:25 remaining in the game, junior forward Quevyn Winters hit a corner three-pointer to put the Purgolders ahead by 1. They did not relinquish the lead the rest of the game.

Terry Taylor scored 22 points and dished out six assists to lead Milwaukee Washington. Winters added 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds. His outside shooting (3-5) was key for the Purgolders.

Milwaukee Washington trailed 32-26 at halftime, but thanks to 58 percent shooting in the second half they were able to take the lead early in the fourth quarter. Kimberly shot just 30 percent in the second half after shooting 52 percent in the first.

Senior Matt Craggs who scored 17 points to lead the Papermakers. Logan Hietpas added 14 points and nine rebounds.

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