Raising Champions Climb Mountain B-Ball, 76-54
Raising Champions stayed one step ahead of Mountain B-Ball, which was still looking for its first win of the day. A few short baseline jumpers from Raising Champions’ Marcus Hopper (13 points) were easy deuces that tallied up against Mountain B-Ball (Pa.). However, the Pennsylvania team maintained a close margin between the two squads.
The second quarter maintained the same intense flow from the first period. But, it was the turnovers that Raising Champions forced that allowed the New York squad to hold as much as a nine-point advantage, 40-31, on a 2-of-2 performance at the line by Osamuede “Ede” Egharevba (16 points) before halftime.
Despite a game-high 25-point effort by JaQuan Bryant, Raising Champions ruled the second half. Raising Champions’ Amdy Fall (18 points) kept the hurricane of offense flowing, rebounding and cashing in on second-chance opportunities. Raising Champions was able to increase its advantage exponentially, leading by as much as the game’s final score (22 points).