Wednesday, August 7, 2013


In the first game on July 30, Miller Time took on Sutherland Raiders in the Howard Pulley Pro City Summer League basketball game.
It took each team a while to get used to each other on the offensive end. Both teams did a good job of working the clock as they each took a lot of time off the clock before shooting the basket.
DeAndre Townsend for Sutherland brought the ball down the floor and was able to get everyone involved in the offense. If Townsend didn’t think that he had a good shot he would pass the ball to one of his teammates for a better shot. On the defensive end he was able to slow down his guy that he was defending.
Sutherland had a hard time scoring in the first quarter. They were not able to find the basket on the offensive end.
Both teams offense went stagnant in the first quarter as neither team scored baskets for three minutes of game time.
Will Graham came off the bench for Sutherland. Graham gave his team an offensive boost when he has on the floor because he played with so much energy.
DeAndre Townsend did a good job of getting the ball down the floor and getting the ball to the basket.
Sutherland Raiders strung some quick baskets together with under 2:00 left in the first quarter.

After one quarter of play the score was Miller Time 20, Sutherland Raiders 13.
As the second quarter got underway both teams continued to push the ball down the floor and looked for easy shots.
The score remained close throughout the second quarter.
Both teams played with a lot of emotion and energy throughout the contest.
Quinton Hooker of Miller Time was all over the floor for his team. He was able to come up with some key shots for his team throughout the game.
There were many ties and lead changes in the second quarter. Neither team was able to go on a run.
Paris Kyles came up with some nice lay-ups and dunks in the game to keep the game close. He was able to consistently hit both two and three-point shots.
Miller Time shot most of their shots within the three-point line. They didn’t take too many outside shots.
Sutherland shot the ball from all over the floor. They shot lay-ups and outside jump shots.
At halftime the score was tied at 41.
The third quarter got off to quick start as each team continued to push the ball down the floor. Neither team was able to go on a run in the third quarter.
Both teams went after rebounds on both ends of the floor. There were collisions on both ends of the floor as each team went after rebounds.
Townsend continued to run his team’s offense and was able to get good looks at the basket. 
Sutherland strung some baskets together with just under four minutes left in the third quarter. Miller Time couldn’t respond on their end of the floor.  
After three quarters of play the score was Sutherland 75, Miller Time 66.
Both teams showed a science of passion in the fourth quarter as each tried not to lose the game.
Sutherland were able to keep the defensive pressure on Miller Time in the fourth quarter. They contested every shot Miller Time took. Miller Time also did a good job of containing Sutherland on both ends of the floor.
The score was tied with 7:30 left in the fourth quarter. The score went back and forth in the fourth quarter.
Both teams exchanged three-point shots in a fast pace action in the fourth quarter.  
Both teams jacked up three-point shots as they were both a little frazzled in the fourth quarter.  
The game came down to the wire.
Both teams played hard throughout the contest.
Chambers knocked down a long three-point shot late in the contest to give his team a one point lead. The score went back and forth the last two minutes of the contest.
In a hard fought game that came down to the wire Sutherland came away with the 93-91 victory over Miller Time.
The leading scorers for Miller Time were Royce White with 23 and Iek 24.
The leading scorers for Sutherland Raiders were Townsend with 23 and Kyles with 31.

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