By Clyde Travis
A Hope Academy victory over Marshall last week opened lots of eyes. The No. 24 Eagles avoided a letdown with an 81-77 victory over Carver at the MLK Dream Classic Saturday at Young.Alex Houston led the way with 36 points and 13 rebounds for Hope Academy (16-2), which established itself from the start as it raced to an 18-6 lead in the first quarter.Carver (4-13) regrouped and rallied to tie the game 46-46 at halftime, but fell behind 65-58 by the end of the third quarter.The Challengers closed the gap to 68-66 on a three-point play by Javon Jacobs with 4:42 remaining in the fourth quarter.The Eagles regained control with three consecutive Alex Houston baskets that pushed the lead to 76-68 with 2:08 remaining in the game.Carver could get no closer that four points the remainder of the game.Hope Academy coach Mike Edwards said his team needs to learn to put teams away. It was an up-and-down game, Edwards said. We would go out to a lead and make some costly mistakes to let them back in it.We have the type of team that can play up-tempo or at a slower pace. Playing this type of competition only makes us a better team.Colin Blaydes scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots, and Terrence Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles.We just want to people not to underestimate us and know we can play, Johnson said.
There may be no college football for Big Ten schools this fall.
According to several reports, the Big Ten school presidents voted 12-2 on Sunday to not play football this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dan Patrick, the two schools in favor of playing were Iowa and Nebraska. There are conflicting reports on whether the season will be postponed or canceled, but Dan Patrick says the official news will be released tomorrow.
On his show, Patrick said he followed up with his source, who said, “Three Big Ten teams that I’ve spoken with said, ‘It’s done.’”
In response, more reports have come out saying the SEC has gathered for a previously unscheduled meeting on Monday morning.
According to Patrick’s report, the SEC is trying to delay and see if either the ACC or Big 12 will join them in playing this fall.
The MAC conference decided to cancel it’s football season on Aug. 8.
In addition, on Aug. 5 a coalition of Big Ten players published a Players’ Tribune article asking for a comprehensive plan to keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic if the league was to go forward with the season.
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NBC Sports Chicago is counting down the top 10 Bulls at each position in franchise history.
We've hit the point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and power forwards. And last, but certainly not least, the men in the middle. The centers.
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Defensive anchors, multi-skilled hubs and blue-collar tenacity abound in these rankings. And plenty of hardware — both of the championship and individual variety.
We hope you've enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Without further adieu...
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