We started the game down (3-1), when Jordan Harmon hit a three point basket from the wing around 24 feet. Shortly after that we went on our own run and capped it off with a Nick Hentz (6'3 senior MCHS forward) one handed jam. Jordan Harmon scored 10 of our 20 first quarter points. During the second quarter we had a hard time hitting shots and relied on 7/9 shooting from the charity stripe to close out the half with a 33-31 advantage.
When we began the 3rd quarter our guys jumped out to a 10 point lead thanks to back-to-back three point makes by 6'2 sophomore wing Krishawn Holley & 6'0 sophomore Wing Tevins Walker. We were also able to capitalize on a few of Whitmire's turnovers and get easy breakaway lay-ups. Our MCHS Boys had a 50-45 point lead at the end of the third period.
In the fourth quarter it was a slug-fest as David Reed almost single-handed kept Whitmire in the game by scoring 11 of his 17 points in the 4th quarter. Nick Hentz came of big for the Rebels as he scored 6 of his 12 points in the 4th quarter and Jordan Harmon scored seven points in the final frame.
I'm proud of our young team for the win. We had a great crowd tonight. My Asst. Coaches told me before the game, that folks were lined up outside the door trying to get in the gym for the game. There was not an empty seat in the gym. I told our players before the game, that this is what happens when hard work is combined with talent. I guess folks are going to have to get to our gym a little earlier for home games to get a seat.
Anytime you play an in-county rivalry such as this, you can almost be sure it is going to be an entertaining game. Our sophomores scored 57 of our 74 Mid-Carolina Points tonight. Nick Hentz, senior forward/post played well for us tonight scoring 12 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, and blocking three shots. We grabbed 39 rebounds in the game tonight without one of the top rebounders and scorers in the state in 6'2 sophomore Wing/Forward Calvin Herbert. I thought tonight was a good learning experience for our young team. We had some growing pains throughout the game, however in the end we did what we needed to do to pick up a win and I'm proud of our young kids for that.