Monday, January 14, 2013
Green Wave boys’ coach Greg Elliott would like to see his team finish stronger, but Summerville improved to 5-1 with a 77-62 win Friday over Military Magnet.
“We played very well 24 of the 32 minutes,” Elliott said. “We shot 57 percent from the field and defended well. We were up 23 at half and 27 with 2:45 in the third period, but then we got very tired and careless with the ball.”
By the five-minute mark of the final period Magnet had cut the lead to 11. Then the Wave surged back to take the score to 70-50 and held on for the win.
Magnet dropped to 4-7 on the season with the loss.
John Jenkins led the Wave shooters, finishing with 24 points. Brandon Wilkerson added 21 points and Christian Kalacanic finished with 14. Also scoring for Summerville were Chris McKinnon (6), Tyler Palmer (5), Isaiah Kinloch (5,) and Xavier Robinson (2).
Summerville opens play in the Shootout by the Sea tournament in North Myrtle Beach Thursday with a game against North Brunswick out of Wilmington, N.C. The team is 6-1. Summerville will also compete in the Rotary Roundball Classic at North Charleston High School Dec. 26-29.
The Summerville girls had little trouble Friday as they downed Military Magnet 74-8 to also improve to 5-1.
The Lady Green Wave jumped out to a 16-2 lead in the opening period and took a 28-3 lead into the half. The Summerville defense only yielded five points in the third and shutout Magnet in the final eight minutes.
Zuri Green led all scorers with 17 points while JaKaylah Ravenell (13), Chelsi Anderson (12) and Ashley Green (11) also reached double-digit scoring. Tinara Brown (9), D’Alexis Aldgridge (6), Gabrielle Stewart (4) and Rodnesha Capers (2) also scored for Summerville.
The Lady Green Wave opens play in the Sweet 16 tournament in Orangeburg Thursday. The team will also compete in the Carolina Invitational tournament that will be held at various Charleston-area gyms Dec. 27-29.