Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Pat Madison and HPA squared off against each other in the Howard Pulley Pro City Summer League.
Both teams looked excited to play each other going through the warm up lines. Once the game started it took awhile to get used to what the other team was doing.
HPA was patient on the offensive end. They swung the ball around the three-point line looking for their shots.
It took awhile for each team to get into an offensive shooting rhythm. Neither team was able to cast up many shots in the opening quarter.
Troy Bell for Pat Madison ran his team’s offense he instructed his players where he wanted them to be on the floor. If Bell thought that he had a good shot he was not afraid to shoot the ball himself.
Sam Neuman for HPA took the ball hard to the basket. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball when he called for in on the low block. Neuman had a good post move as he was able to fake his defenders away from him as he was able to take the ball hard to the basket.
Pat Madison strung some baskets together with just under 5:00 left in the first quarter. HPA had a hard time slowing down the Pat Madison offense for a period of time in the first quarter.
HPA didn’t give up. If they thought that they had a good shot they were not afraid to shoot it.
Antonio Tate for Pat Madison took the ball hard to the basket. Tate was able to score some nice lay-ups as he was able to get to the basket.
At the end of the first quarter Pat Madison led 26-22.
As the second quarter got underway HPA seemed more aggressive on their drives. They were more willing to take the ball to the basket and not get fouled like they were in the first quarter.
Jefferson Mason did a good job of taking the ball to the basket in traffic for Pat Madison. Mason was not afraid of how many people were in the lane if he thought he had a tough shot or even an easy one he was not afraid to shoot the ball from anywhere on the floor.
Terry Campbell for Hamline went after rebounds on both ends of the floor. After anyone would shoot the ball Campbell raced to the ball and was always looking to get the ball. If Campbell thought he had a good shot he’d take it. If he thought one of his teammates had a better shot he would pass up his shot to get the assist.
HPA struggled to get their offense going late in the second quarter. They were shooting the ball but they were not dropping shots that they put up. They tried both deep three-point shots and short two pointers from everywhere on the floor.
James Lawson for HPA did a good job of shooting the ball. Lawson had a nice short corner jump shot. Lawson did a good job of getting everyone involved in the offense as well.
At halftime Pat Madison led 49-44.
As the third quarter got going both teams seemed to have a lot of energy. HPA seemed to have a lot more energy in the third quarter than they had in the first half. They also seemed more positive in the shots that they were shooting.
Jarvis Johnson from HPA took the ball hard to the basket. Johnson has a passion for the game. You could tell as he was playing the game that he has a lot of passion for the game. He doesn’t get down on himself if he misses a shot. Rather he looks on to the next play and he also gets everyone involved in the offense.
Pat Madison continued to get quick baskets in transition throughout the third quarter. Lay-ups seemed to come easily for Pat Madison.
At the end of the third quarter Pat Madison led 81-65.
Johnson continued to come up big for his team. He got to the free throw line and was able to knock down some shots for his team.
HPA looked to switch up their defense in the fourth quarter. They switched between man-to-man and zone defense. They wanted to see if they could confuse Pat Madison on the offensive end. They were not able to do that however because Pat Madison seemed to figure that out.
Sacar Anim took the ball hard to the basket throughout the game for HPA we was all over the floor and was able to set the offensive tempo for his team.  
HPA made a late run with 3:25 left in the game. They were down 95-83 at that point. They settled for long three-point quick shots at that point of the game. They were not successful at that comeback however.
HPA was in the game until the end. They just didn’t have what it took to get over the hump. They fought hard throughout the contest. Overall I thought that Pat Madison was a little quicker than HPA.
HPA was not able to get their shots to fall throughout the game. HPA was missing two of their leading players in Tyus Jones and Reid Travis. My sources told me that Jones was home sick and Reid was out of town at a national basketball camp. Overall this was a well-played game.
Pat Madison came away with the 100-87 victory over HPA.
The leading scorers for Pat Madison were Troy Bell with 16 points, Jefferson Mason with 23 points and Terry Campbell with 27 points. The leading scorers for HPA were Sacar Amin with 39 points and Jarvis Johnson with 20 points.

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