Well, that was an interesting experience......
I caught all four games at the Shuford. I'll just give some random observations.
North Meck tried their darndest to pull off the biggest choke job since Cary 2016. For three and a third of a quarter, NM looked unstoppable. Then, the Monstars stole their talent for the remainder of the game. Luckily, Shammond Artis saved them with that block off the backboard. Man, what a play that was!!
Everyone talks about Tristian Maxwell (and Mad Max Jr. did his thing once again) but Treyden Williams is a baaddd man in his own right. That guy is so quick and his pullup jumper is tough.
Olympic's Trevon Williams was impressive. Handled the ball quickly and fluidly. Looked like a college player.
The momentum of the Forest Hills/Shelby game turned for good when that lefty hit that three toward the end of the third. After that four-point play, Shelby just attacked and attacked and FH couldn't do much about it. Up until that point, I thought FH had the better team. I was impressed with the play of Jaden Huntley and their big guard Alec Topper. Topper's got a nice game.
First time seeing Jack Hollifield in person. I need a birth certificate check on that guy. That's a big joker. He's got D-1 defensive lineman written all over him.
The SE girls did their thing. Kennedi Simmons and Sydney Roberts had great games. Freedom fought hard and attacked though. They just couldn't get a lot of their shots to fall.
The Freedom/Huss game had one of the best crowds I've ever seen. That's one of the good things about the LR gym. However, quite a few of those people were standing on the steps at either end of the gym. Stinks to have to pay that money and end up standing.....