Tip Off Classic
Next Game - Friday Nov. 30 vs Pittsburgh Perry
The 2001/02 version of the Runnin Red Hurricanes blew into the New Castle Fieldhouse and easily sunk the Pittsburgh Perry Commodores in the second game of the Tip Off Classic. George Junior Republic topped Blackhawk 51-45 in the opener.
Led by Dom Josephs 22 points and Mark DeMarcos 18 the Canes trailed only after the first bucket then led the rest of the way winning easily 76-43.
Perry scored the first points at 7:15 then the Canes scored the next eight with Dante Spino hitting a three followed by a three from Chris Cain and a bucket by Hoover Gibson.
Perry scored again at 4:42 and then the Canes spurted for six more. DeMarco hit a bucket and was fouled, Spino hit again and Joseph sank a free throw. At the 3:43 mark the Hurricanes led 15-4.
The Commodores scored again at 3:28 before New Castle again spurted, scoring eight straight. This run was highlighted defensively by a big block from 67" exchange student Votech Hybler. The Canes led 22-6 before Perry scored again.
Perry out scored the Canes 7-2 to end the quarter. After one period the Hurricanes led 23-12.
The second period saw the Red Hurricanes outscore Perry 13-6 before the Commodores hit three free throws with no time on the clock at the end of the period. At the half New Castle led 36-22.
During the second quarter Hybler and 63" sophomore Devin Taylor each scored their first two points as Red Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes cranked up the defense in third period holding the Commodores to just six points. Led by Josephs 11 points the Canes reeled off 28 points to lead 64-28 after three quarters. The Canes swarming defense held Perry scoreless for the last 4:02 of the quarter.
The Canes coasted during the fourth winning easily 76-43.
The first game of the night featured the Blackhawk Cougars and the George Junior Republic Tigers.
Blackhawk was led by Ryan Evanochko while George Junior was led by 66" senior Benson Callier from Florida, 66" senior Shaun Simpson from Cincinnati and 63" senior Cannon White.
Neither team scored for the first 2:30 of the game before GJR broke the ice. The Geo. Jr. led though out the first period and led after one 12-9.
Blackhawk stayed close during the second quarter and tied the game with 1:52 to play in the half. GJR led 28-22 at intermission.
George Jr. used their tremendous athletic advantage to extended their lead during the third while holding the Cougars to just six points. Leading after three periods 45-28.
Blackhawk being Blackhawk increased the defensive pressure in the fourth and began to crawl back in the game. At Blackhawk got to within six with less than two minutes to play but GJR scored off a Cougar miss and that was the game.
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