KENNER LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
OUT HERE GRINDING
I just came from a nice swim (20 laps and hot tub) and oh what a feeling. I'll probably have to this blog quick because I want to see the Kenner League High School Championship game between the legendary DeMatha Stags vs. Paul VI. This game will indeed be a barnburner with two of the WCACs elite teams going at it in summer action at a high level. The game will be played at 12:00 pm. The next game will feature the Final Four Kenner League College/Pro division with Team Takeover vs. A. Wash. & Associates. The 3 pm semifinal playoff game will feature Clyde's vs. 2009 Finals Runner Up Beyond Belief.
Hoyanation and friends last night's Kenner playoff games were very exciting. The first game was Clyde's vs. Hoopmagic. With Hoopmagic comprised of mostly Maryland U and George Washington they looked to be dominanted before the game started with so many players as opposed to Clyde's only having six players by the time the game had started. Clyde's eventually had eight players to Hoopmagics fifteen players coached by Curtis Symonds and Laron Profit. Hoopmagic looked to be very dominant throughout the game with folks in the stands saying this game is over. I knew the game wasn't over no matter how many points Clyde's was down. I had see this team come back many times this summer and win. I think Clyde's has the most comebacks of any team in Kenner League action this summer. Hoopmagic's terrible decision making and Clyde's great rebounding (Julian "JuJu" Vaughn) good decision making and two key three pointers from Rashad Whack led them to another terrific comeback win. Great job for the Comeback Kids (Clyde's).
The second game featured a rematch with the Tombs vs. Beyond Belief. This game turned out to be another barn burner with Beyond Belief in a big lead against the Tombs. Beyond Belief's Isaiah led the charge big time with a devestating three point shooting barrage. I believe he should be in the NBA without a doubt. Beyond Beliefs experience played a key role in this game. The Tombs were led once again by Hoya Austin Freeman with his dazzling and heroic play Austin could not be denied. He put his team on his back in a furious comeback against Beyond Belief. After that furious comback I think the Tombs really had a chance to comeback and win this game.
With the Tombs down by three with 2:00 a three pointer was shot and missed and Beyond Belief's Isaiah Swan made them pay with a knock down three on the other end. Beyond Belief now up by six. Another ill advised three point shot by the Tombs and Beyond Belief's Isaiah Swan made them pay for that three shot again with another three pointer of his own which put Beyond Belief up by 9. But Austin Freeman once again put his team on back and got to the free throw line and a couple of calls helped out the Tombs but they could not pull it out with Austin Freeman shooting a long three pointer as time ran out. Score. 70-67 Beyond Belief.
Aaron Bowen did not play in the playoff game. Everyone knows he would of been the difference maker in this game, but his Tombs teammates had his back. I applaud the Tombs heart and courage all summer for the tough play. They played as team and played fundamental basketball and won lots of game. I am very proud and pleased of the their hard work because they know "IT'S ALWAYS BASKETBALL SEASON" on the Hilltop.
ALL I DO IS WIN
Hoya Julian "GoGoJuJu" Vaughn
Go Ju Ju Go