Camden (NJ) and Kentucky commits DJ Wagner and Aaron Bradshaw come to Chicago and get a win!!!!!
#1 Kenwood Academy (Chicago) is in a crazy stretch of three games in three days against quality opponents. This is the middle game as they lost at Hyde Park Academy yesterday. They are at Benet Academy (Lisle) tomorrow night. They are 0-2 so far, but this could help them in the long run. Here we go:
Camden (NJ) 68 #1 Kenwood Academy (Chicago) 54: Senior point guard Darrin "Dai Dai Ames (6'2"), a Kansas State commit came out on fire. He had 15 first quarter points on 3 threes. Did not miss a shot in the quarter. He scored 12 points in the next three quarters as Camden doubled him off the dribble. They also put Kentucky commit guard DJ Wagner (6'3") on him who did a good job individually on him, especially in the second half. Ames hot start had Kenwood Academy (Chicago) lead 18-17 after the first quarter. Camden came back in the second quarter as Billy Richmond Jr (14 points 6 rebounds) came alive with some big baskets and rebounds. Camden led 37-30 at halftime and 48-42 at the end of the third quarter.
PICKS AT THREE POINT LINE KILLED KENWOOD ACADEMY: Camden consistently had a big man come to three point line and set picks for Wagner. This helped him do what he does best, attacking downhill with side Euro steps, and quick powerful finishes at the rim. Wagner had 27 points and was 7 for 11 from the free throw line as he drew fouls consistently on Kenwood in the paint.
CIAN MEDLEY WAS CONSISTENT ON BOTH ENDS: The 6'1" point guard St Louis commit for Camden did it all tonight, hit threes, made key steals and nice assists including the clinching alley-top to Kentucky commit Aaron Bradshaw (7'1"). He had 15 points 4 assists and 4 steals in the game.
EARLY FOUL TROUBLE HURT AARON BRADSHAW: Kentucky commit picked up three fouls in the first half and had to go to the bench for the last 5 minutes of the second quarter. He ended up with 6 points on 5 shots and 6 rebounds. Missed a couple of close shots at the rim he normally makes, but did have a nasty alley-top to clinch the proceedings.
AMES DID NOT GET ENOUGH HELP FROM HIS TEAMMATES: Kenwood had one other player in double figures for Kenwood Academy. Junior guard Isaiah Green (6'0") had 12 points. Junior forward Calvin Robins Jr (6'5") had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Junior guard Isiah Green hit a couple of threes in the fourth quarter to keep Kenwood in contact for awhile. Ames ended up with 27 points on 10 of 12 from the free throw line and 5 of 8 from three.
Camden (NJ) ups it's record to 13-2 while Kenwood Academy (Chicago) drops to 16-4 and has a big one at Benet Academy (Lisle) tomorrow at When Sides Collide.
Darshan Thomas of Fenwick (Oak Park) hits the game winning basket tonight.
Manley (Chicago) wins the Chicago Public League Blue West moves up to White.
Chicago Academy wins the Chicago Public League Blue North moves up to White.
Sacred Heart Griffin (Springfield) wins in Florida.
South Alabama commit Ethan Kizer of Metamora hits 10 threes in win over Bogan (Chicago).
Glenbrook North (Northbrook) wins a big one over New Trier (Winnekta) to tie for Central Suburban Conference lead.
Ty Pence of St Joe Ogden scored his 2000th career point tonight.
Dylan Bazzell, Prairie Central 20 points
Tyler Curl, Prairie Central 17 points
Jalen Falcon, Lockport 19 points 8 rebounds
Vincent Davis, Homewood Flossmoor 21 points 9 rebounds
Jayden Tyler, Homewood Flossmoor 21 points (sophomore)
Gage Phillips, Morris 25 points 10 rebounds (double/double)
Bounds, Morris 18 points
DJ Bolden, Westinghouse College Prep (Chicago) 27 points 7 rebounds 5 steals
Ayden Reed, Lake View (Chicago) 29 points
Brett Gomez, Kennedy (Chicago) 28 points 9 assists
Nate Carrero, Kennedy (Chicago) 16 points 11 assists (double/double)
Isaiah Cortez, Academy (Chicago) 31 points
Jakhi Gray, Metea Valley (Aurora) 33 points (career high)
Tyler Gabriel, Lincoln Way West 23 points
Ben Oosterbaan, Hinsdale Central 17 points
Miles Boland, Loyola Academy (Wilmette) 24 points
Seth Cheney, Providence Catholic (New Lenox) 28 points
Aden Stuckey, St Frances De Sales (Chicago) 28 points
JayLin Murphy, Central (Joliet) 26 points
Joey Hernandez, St Viator (Arlington Heights) 18 points
EJ Mosley, St Laurence (Burbank) 22 points
Jake Stewart, Washington 17 points
Ethan Kizer, Metamora 32 points (10 threes)
Drew Tucket, Metamora 17 points
Gerron Trapps, Manual (Peoria) 24 points
Jonas Johnson, DePaul College Prep (Chicago) 15 points 10 rebounds (double/double)
Drew Scharnowski, Burlington Central (Hampshire) 22 points
Troy Cicero, Romeoville 24 points
Terrence Smith, Aurora (West) 18 points
Shaheed Solebo, Lane Tech (Chicago) 22 points 6 assists
Jackson Labkon, Lane Tech (Chicago) 21 points (career high)
Dalton Scantlebury, Lane Tech (Chicago) 17 points 15 rebounds (double/double)
Jemarje Winfield, North Lawndale College Prep (Chicago) 24 points 5 assists
Daniel Johnson, Whitney Young (Chicago) 28 points 14 rebounds (double/double) 7 assists
Antonio Munoz, Whitney Young (Chicago) 19 points 14 rebounds (double/double) (sophomore)
Trevon Roots, Marmion Academy (Aurora) 20 points
Robert Hutson Jr, Bishop McNamara (Kankakee) 19 points
Cam Cerese, Lake Park (Roselle) 37 points 7 assists
Evan Jackson, DeLaSalle Institute (Chicago) 17 points
Noah Portalatin, Lake Forest 20 points (5 threes)
Braeden Carlsen, Wauconda 18 points 6 rebounds 4 steals
Santana Flowers, Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) 12 points 14 rebounds (double/double)
Nojus Industraitis, St Rita (Chicago) 27 points
Morez Johnson, St Rita (Chicago) 19 points
Ty Pence, St Joe Ogden 27 points
Ryan Cohen, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 22 points
Josh Fridman, Glenbrook North (Northbrook) 19 points
Chikasi Ofoma, Curie (Chicago) 29 points 10 rebounds (double/double) 4 assists 3 steals