2009 Spalding Hoophall Classic (Oak Hill Academy vs. South Atlanta)

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hoophall-09This game matched up two of the premiere big men in the class of 2009, Derrick Favors (South Atlanta) vs. Keith “Tiny” Gallon (Oak Hill Academy). The match-up lived up to the billing with each of the post players having solid performances.

In the end Oak Hill Academy (VA) came out with a 65 to 58 victory over South Atlanta (GA).

Leading Scorers: Keith “Tiny” Gallon (Oak Hill Academy, VA) 22 points on 8-13 from the field including 6-9 from behind the arc. He also had 13 rebounds and 1 block. Doron Lamb (Oak Hill Academy, VA) 17 points on 5-14 from the field and 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.

Derrick Favors (South Atlanta, GA) 25 points on 11-21 from the field and 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 turnovers, 1 block and 1 steal. Andre Malone (South Atlanta, GA) 13 points on 5-9 from the field and 1 rebound, 2 assists and 3 turnovers.


2008 Iolani Classic Day 3 Scores

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Iolani Classic

Iolani Classic

These are the scores from the third day of the Iolani Classic.

Game # 1 – Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. Iolani (HI) 80 to 40

Leading Scorers: Oak Hill – Doron Lamb 23; Iolani – Pablo Warner 18

Game # 2 – LeFlore (AL) vs. Dematha (DC) 70 to 58

Leading Scorers: LeFlore – Demarcus Cousins 34; Dematha – Justin Black 19

Game # 3 – Fairfax (CA) vs. Putnam City (OK) 46 to 29

Leading Scorers: Fairfax – Renardo Sidney 18, Lance Bailey 10; Putnam City – Garen Wright 8, Dominique Raney 7

Game # 4 – Montrose Christian (MD) vs. Whitney Young (Ill) 59 to 46

Leading Scorers: Montrose – Mouphtaou Yarou 17, Terrence Ross 15; Whitney Young – Ahmad Starks 21

2008 Iolani Classic Day Two Scores

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Iolani Classic

These are the scores from day two of the 25th annual Iolani Classic.

Game # 1 – Putnam City (OK) vs. Kaimuki (HI) 50 to 40

Leading Scorers: Putnam City – Garen Wright 17, Kyle Hardrick 15; Kaimuki – Desmond Tautofi 10

Game # 2 – Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. Mid-Pacific (HI) 74 to 44

Leading Scorers:  Oakhill – Doron Lamb 17, Keith Gallon 15, Glenn Bryant 13, Pe’Shon Howard 10; Mid-Pacific – Marcus Holyfield 18, Matthew Reyes 10

Game # 3 – Fairfax (CA) vs. Kamehameha (HI) 68 to 40

Leading Scorers: Fairfax – Renardo Sidney 20, Donte McFrazier 11; Kamehameha – Micah Christenson 11

Game # 4 – Whitney Young (Ill) vs. Moanalua Na (HI) 59 to 35

Leading Scorers: Whitney Young – Anthony Johnson 7, Marcus Jordan 7, Ahmad Starks 7, James Reynolds III 7; Moanalua – Marcus Monroe 14

Keith “Tiny” Gallon Changing Plans Headed Back To Oak Hill

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Keith “Tiny” Gallon has decided to return to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. He had said earlier in the summer that he would be leaving Oak Hill Academy to attend Word of God Christian in Raleigh, NC. I spoke with “Tiny” yesterday and he told me that “he was staying and that Oak Hill was like a family.” He also added that “Coach Steve Smith is a real cool coach”.

He also updated me on his latest recruiting news saying his school list consist of Oklahoma, UCLA, CAL, USC and UNLV. Oklahoma is still the leader to land his services for next year with the others still in the mix.

He is going to be joined at (Oak Hill Academy, VA) by newcomers Doron Lamb (Bishop-Loughlin, NY) from Class of 2010 and Tommy-Mason Griffin (Madison, TX) from Class of 2009.

Nike Memorial Day Classic Recap


This report was provided by www.hoopsreport.com

By: Nathan McCauley

Nashville, TN-Athletes First, led by Xavier Henry and Kyle Hardrick, squeezed out a one point victory over the New York Gauchos to win the 2008 Bobby Hussey- Nike Memorial Day Classic.

17U Championship Game Recap

Kyle Hardrick scored 22 points and Xavier Henry added 17 as Athletes First beat the New York Gauchos, 71-70, to take home the championship trophy in 17U division. 

Athletes First jumped out to an 8-0 lead to start the game behind a pair of 3-pointers from Xavier Henry and Daniel Orton and a dunk by Terrence Boyd, but in what would become the story of the game, the New York Gauchos fought back with a 13-4 run to take a one point lead late in the opening quarter.

The teams continued to trade baskets before Athletes First forward Kyle Hardrick, an Oklahoma recruit, took the game over.  He scored eight straight points during one span and 16 total in the second quarter and just like that Athletes First had an 18 point lead at 37-19.

Luckily for the New York Gauchos, they had a secret weapon of their own in (rising) senior guard Sean Johnson, who got hot and scored the final 10 points of the half for his team to cut the Athletes First lead to 12 (41-29) at halftime.

Johnson stayed hot and scored a quick seven points to start the second half and by the start of the fourth quarter the he had helped the Gauchos cut the lead to single digits. 

The Gauchos continued to fight back and with just a couple of minutes left in the game, Durand Scott made two straight baskets to make it a one possession game at 67-64.

But Terrence Boyd and Kyle Hardrick scored on back-to-back possessions to put Athletes First back up by seven with less than a minute to go. 

That’s when things got real interesting.

With 50 seconds left, Gauchos guard Russell Smith banked in a 3-pointer to get his team to within four points at 71-67. 

After Athletes First came up empty on their possession, Durand Scott rebounded a teammate’s missed shot and got fouled as he finished an acrobatic shot in the lane with 17 seconds on the clock.  He sunk his free-throw to make it a one point game (71-70).

On the ensuing inbounds play, Terrence Boyd got called with an offensive foul which gave the ball back to the Gauchos with 15 seconds left on the clock and a chance to win the game.

But the Gauchos had trouble finding the look they wanted.  With one second left on the clock, the ball finally made it into the hands of Doron Lamb who calmly sank a 15 foot jumper, but the refs ruled that the ball released his hands after the buzzer had sounded and waived off the shot. 

The final score was Athletes First 71, New York Gauchos 70.

Kyle Hardrick led the winners with 22 points, while Xavier Henry finished with 17 and Terrence Boyd and Daniel Orton combined for 27.

Sean Johnson led all scorers with 24 points while Durand Scott added 17 for the Gauchos. More