Red's Marlon 'Spier' Meyers right, prepares to make a move in the
second half of Saturday's 75-64 victory over Dutty Dogs
guides Young Legs past Disciples 88-86 in double overtime
BY DEAN GREENAWAY
resuscitated the floundering Young Legs from the brink of their
third defeat in four games, guiding them to an 88-86 double overtime
victory over the Disciples Saturday, in Hoops Xplosion Tournament
The game marked only the second time that the tournament hosts did
not collapse between the second and third quarters. They beat Krown
Heights 62-52 after taking a 33-16 halftime lead before their
showdown with the Disciples who came into the game at 3-0.
The Disciples entered
the game after disciplining the Apostles 62-46 by taking a 25-8 lead
into halftime. Early on, it looked like the Disciples would prevail,
after leading Young Legs 20-15 in the first quarter. But, they were
outscored 20-14 in the second quarter to trail 35-34 at the half.
The Disciples took a
66-64 lead-their first since the first quarter-with three minutes
left in the game and led 69-65 with 45 seconds on the clock before
committing turnovers and fowls allowing Young Legs to tie the game
at 69-69 as time ran out. The Disciples held a 78-75 lead when
Parillon was fouled outside the 3-point line. He went to the charity
stripe and calmly made all his free throws sending the game into a
second overtime before Young Legs pulled out the victory. Parillon
had a game high 34 points with 15 coming in the first half. Ronnie
‘Gold’ Simmons added 21. Clifton ‘Mackadoo’ Corum led the
Disciples who fell to 3-1 with 23.
In other games, Trailing
16-4 after the first quarter, Pure Playaz outscored Loco Primo 60-43
in the last three quarters for a 64-59 victory. Algernon Augiste
topped Pure Playaz with 16 points. Dennis Hogan and Sheldon Matthew
added 14 each. Rhodni Skelton had a game high 18 for Loco Primo.
Kirk Adams had 26
points-11 in the third quarter, but Krown Heights went to overtime
to get past Pure Playaz 76-74. Algernon Augiste was Pure Playaz top
scorer with 21.
Run It Red relied on
outlet passes and fast breaks to knock off previously unbeaten Dutty
Dogs 75-64. Held scoreless in the first quarter, Reynaldo
‘Crossover’ Smith, finished with 16, while Marlon ‘Spier’
Meyers added 12. Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Malone scored 13 of his game
high 18 in the first half for Dutty Dogs.
Telemaque had 20 points and eight steals, leading Show Time to a
76-70 triumph over Jr. Young Legs. Kyle Scatliffe chipped in 17.
Winston Farrington Jr. had 16 for Jr. Young Legs.
Randy ‘Chino’ George and Chaurbin Smith scored 19 and 18 points
as All Ah We trimmed the Rebels 62-58. Rebels’ Wayne ‘Baby
Fat’ Campbell scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half.
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