Darius and his Windward team are playing in the Westchester Tournament. They squeaked through their first contest on Tuesday 59-52 over Morningside.
Windward was knocked off by the host school, Westchester, 72-52. The LA Times reports that Darius struggled at times with Westchester’s pressure defense. Windward had a consolation match up with Bishop Montgomery and lost 62-61.
I can’t find any stats on Darius but it definitely seems like a rough start for a Windward team that includes Morris and UCLA bound Anthony Stover. Windward will face Inglewood this Wednesday.
Lake Forest got off to a quick start with wins over Rich South (61-48) and Niles West (63-55). The Scouts have been led by Matt Vogrich in every game. Vogrich posted 20 and 13 aganst Rich South and 29 against Niles west before only managing 19 points in an overtime loss to Glenbrook North. Vogrich was also named to the Niles West Thanksgiving all tournament team.
Vogrich led the Scouts to a 48-36 win over Libertyville Friday night. Vogrich had 20 points and 6 rebounds as the Lake Forest escaped after nearly blowing a 36-18 lead.
McLimans’ Worcester Academy opened their season with a 106-95 win over Hotchkiss. McLimans posted 7 points in the win and looked like he was still adjusting to playing with a new team.
Worcester knocked off the New Hampton school Saturday by a score of 84-74. Blake put up 11 points and had some nice drives to the rack early and also had a couple blocks in the second half.
From what I understand, Worcester has four players 6’9″ and above including a returning player (Ben Crenca) so it seems like all of the big men are doing some adjusting. Another Michigan recruit, 2010 guard Austin Carroll had a big night on Saturday, going for 30 points while hitting 6 threes.
Worcester is in action this week on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Morgan’s season tips off tonight against against Detroit Community (7:30 PM @ UofD).
Payne speaks on his visit ($) with Go Blue Wolverine. Payne’s season starts Tuesday with a game against Hughes High School (7:30PM @ Winton Woods HS).
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hardaway was on campus Saturday but has also played several high school games already this year.
Hardaway Jr.’s Palmetto squad fell to Southridge Friday by a score of 59-55. They blew a 12 point halftime lead but Hardaway Jr. had 21 points and 2 three pointers.
Encouraging recruiting update from Rivals ($) and another update from Scout ($). Regan’s Nichols School team got off to a quick start with wins over Maryvale (71-49) and Grover (80-75 OT) to win the Al Pastor Tournament. Regan posted 23 points in Nichols’ easy victory over Maryvale. He was named the tournament MVP after scoring 26 points in the overtime final against Grover.
The Nichols School plays December 11th against Williamsville South and December 13th against Niagara Falls High.
Germantown plays Wednesday versus Friends Central and tips off the Make A Wish Tournament Friday night.
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