Redondo Crumbles Inglewood Without Collins

The Inglewood Sentinels learned Tuesday night that life can be rough without star center D'Angelo Collins. The 6-foot-9 senior watched in street clothes as Redondo Union dominated the boards and scored inside at will in the Sea Hawks' 65-41 romp.

Collins, who injured his right knee going up for a dunk in the opening moments of a game last week against Mira Costa, was walking with only a slight limp one day after ridding himself of crutches.

"It just went off track," said the Hot 100 player, who has been rumored to be considering bypassing college for the NBA. "I'm concentrating on my therapy right now and should be back within two weeks."

Without Collins, Redondo was able to concentrate on locking down Inglewood's star guards, Ray Ray Reed and Jason McKinney. Reed and McKinney combined to shoot just 4-for-27 from the field for the game. Talented Sea Hawk point guard Keith Ellison outscored the vaunted duo all by himself, 13-10.

While Inglewood's stars were struggling, Redondo's were not. Swingman Wendell White, one of the nation's top 20 juniors, pumped in 23 points for the Hawks and pulled down 11 boards, part of Redondo's 55-35 rebound advantage. Paul Meynen, a 6-11 center, snared 16 caroms, while 6-9 senior Adam Zahn demonstrated nice versatility in his mid-range game with 14 points and six rebounds.

Reed, who had 10 points, was the only double-figure scorer for the Sentinels, who with Collins defeated the Sea Hawks by three points when they played a December holiday tournament game in Delaware.


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