game reminds me of the
Calipari days of
scheduling some strong foes out of their district to
test the kids on where they stand, great game for this
time of year for both ball clubs heading into strong and
formidable district play. A close ball game the first
half with both ball clubs never mustering an
impressive lead but 10 lead changes and 8 ties provided
for an entertaining ball game.
largest lead of the game was in the second quarter at
29-24 with the Panthers calling a timeout to make a
rally before the break.
At the end of the first
goes into the locker room up 36-34 in a Division AAA
battle with neither team assembling a strong big man in
the middle which will hurt down the important postseason
stretch. First half statistics included
maybe a record for real as for turnovers with ball clubs
committing 2 apiece handling the ball in great fashion
on both sides. Another department with close
similarities was the rebounding department with
holding a 1 rebound margin at 12-11 ratio.
had a big margin in the assists department with 7-2
advantage. Steals were little for both teams as the
Panthers taking the ball away once twice in the first
half compared to East
press in the second half gave
fits where turnovers started to mount for the Mustangs
which they controlled handily in the first half but a different
story in the second half.
garnered the largest lead of the game at 58-45 with 1:37
left in the third quarter and finished the quarter up
64-54. The Panthers look definitely like a strong
postseason opponent that can beat anyone in the city
with all things working accordingly regardless they
don't have a big man. As the Hoopers staff calls them
the Big B's in
(I hope I spelled it right) are two of the best juniors
in the state and they compliment each other in many ways
during ball games. Coaches pay close attention to these
young men who are definitely Division 1 material.
started the fourth quarter with a 10-4 run to narrow the
lead to 4 points at 68-64 before standout freshman
makes a dandy (sounds country) no look pass to
under the goal to nullify the Mustang push, great court
Athlon Bell led
Bartlett with 16 points and 5 rebounds in another strong
night with no turnovers at all.
Marquarrius Boddie had
no turnovers either and added 15 points, 7 rebounds, and
3 assists with his strong play, this kid knows he can
finish around the rim with no problem. East is going to
have problems trying to advance in any postseason
tournaments due to no depth on the bench and they also
miss a big man in the middle. They traded baskets in the
final minutes swatting all Mustang attempts to notch the
road victory 77-73. Bartlett has one of the best junior
classes in the state if not the best, the remainder of
the season will tell if the Panthers are for real
heading into strong district play. Probably the
strongest district play for all ball clubs involved in
Division 14 AAA.
finished at 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals with his
super quick speed. Another Bartlett junior
finished 10 points and 5 rebounds in
two strong junior class performances.
had four players in double figures and still came short
with sophomore Nic King leading them in scoring at 25
points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Junior
added 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists in a stellar
double double performance. Junior point guard
at 10 points and 10 assists in a strong double
double performance also. Another junior was
at 10 points accordingly.
Key Points of The Game:
platoon of guards that are all basketball knowledgeable and
this team can spread the floor as good as any other team
in city hands down. They had east running after them the
entire fourth quarter and only committed 10 turnovers
but stole the ball 12 times for the game which is a
great number for high school teams.
By Staff Writer Harold Rivera