Brewster is yet to lose a game this season and if they can put together performances like the one they turned in against New Hampton today, their record will likely stay that way. Every player who stepped on the court performed at a high level and the Bobcats led from start to finish, notching the 76-42 win.
Brewster jumped out a 9-0 lead which set the tone for how the rest of the game would go. Five Brewster players finished in double figures, led by Aaron Thomas’ 17 points.
New Hampton never seemed to get anything going, especially standouts Zach Auguste and Noah Vonleh. Vonleh, who played well the night before against South Kent (15 points, 11 rebounds) was held scoreless and spent most of the second half on the bench. Auguste notched just 2 points and was right next to Vonleh on the bench for much of the second half.
Jakarr Sampson was held scoreless in the second half and did not see much of the court due to the play of Reynolds but came out like a man on fire in the second half. Sampson scored all 13 of his points in the second half.
Mitch McGary did not start once again, but as soon as he came in for Sampson he looked every bit the player who was ranked as high as No. 2 in the class of 2012. McGary finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
The only players for New Hampton who seemed to play their game with Olivier Hanlon and Evan Manning. Hanlon, the Huskie’s lead guard, scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while Manning scored 7 points and missed just one shot from the field. Manning added 3 assists.
T.J. Warren scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting while Semaj Christon added 8 points and 4 assists while being named MVP of the Tournament.
The Run Down
- It was unfortunate to see Vonleh disappear again in a big match up, especially since he has been playing so well of late. He struggled in his match ups with both McGary and Sampson and could not get a decent look off. Hopefully as he matures as a player he will find other ways to contribute when his scoring is not available.
- Sampson showed why he is probably the most heavily recruited player not named “Nerlens Noel” by doing a lot of the little things that make him such a dream to watch. His minutes in the first half were simply a product of Reynolds and McGary having strong games.
- Christon and Reynolds will be fun to watch at Xavier for the next few years. The idea of Christon driving with Myles Davis (Notre Dame Prep) on the wing and Reynolds inside has me wishing I lived closer to Philadelphia.
- Jeremy Miller showed flashes of the quality player he could be down the road, but going up against McGary in garbage time was not doing him any favors.