(Hall of Fame
coached by former Hillcrest Coach John Anderson visits
his old school for a great ball game from the beginning
to end as the Vikings prevailed 69-65. A tight contest
from tip off that included 10 lead changes and 4 ties
all in the first half.
Overton shot the ball
pretty good in the first quarter to muster and notch
it's largest lead of the game of six at 19-13 with 1:28
left in the quarter. Hillcrest committed multiple turnovers to never
get a good motion on the ball but the Vikings went on a
5-0 run to close at the quarter and narrow the lead to
one at 19-19 Overton. Overton senior
paced the Wolverines with 10 first half points and the
same in the second half to finish with a team high 20
points and 10 rebounds in a strong double double
Texas Southern signee Kerrell Davis
is truly the fastest guard from one end to the other and
reminds me of
bringing the ball up with super fast speed throwing you
off on which way to go on defense.
shot has improved in great stride to go along with some
awesome court vision to go with all the other tools to
be a great Division 1 guard. Second quarter was also
back and forth as both ball clubs continued shooting the
ball extremely well.
Overton went into the
half up by one at 35-34 with all categories pretty much
even across the board for both sides with
Hillcrest leading in
turnovers at 11 to
Overton's 10 and
14-12 margin. Assists were
8 to Hillcrest
7 - Steals Overton
4 to Hillcrest
3 at the break.
Third quarter started off with multiple lead changes and
ties before Hillcrest
entertained a lead of 4 points at 46-42 with 3:47 left
in the third quarter and extended the lead to 7 with the
Vikings ending the third quarter up 55-48 and seemed to
start taking control of the ball game. Hillcrest
enjoyed their largest lead of the
game in the first minute of the fourth quarter where it
stood at 10 points 58-48 with 6:50 left in the contest.
The Wolverines were far from being thru for the night as
they went on a 8-1 over the next 70 seconds to narrow
the lead down to 3 points at 59-56 at the 5:45 left in
the ball game. Hillcrest
maintained the small lead as both ball clubs exchanged
points going down the stretch as
could not muster a last second stop and run of their
selves to finish the game and the Vikings quelled any
finished the game with 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 10
assists in another strong performance.
committed 8 turnovers but some of those turnovers were
from Davis super speed that he sometimes has problems
controlling and when he gets full control he will
definitely be force to reckon with in his career.
BTW transfer and senior Coderius Lewis finished with 13
notched 15 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals in the cause.
Another senior in double figures is
who started the game off very strong in the first 3
minutes to score a quick 10 points and 5 rebounds but
was off his game the remainder of the contest.
Key Points of The Game:
Hillcrest clamping down on
the Wolverines when they were making a serious run to no
avail in the final minutes of the contest. Hillcrest
kept aggressive on offense all game long to their
By Staff Writer Harold Rivera