Saturday, November 25, 2006

All-American effort from Allen

ATLANTA, GAChris Allen could do no wrong on Saturday night in the final game of the Jump Ball Jam Classic as he helped his Meadowcreek team claim a big 90-83 win over Whitefield Academy at Georgia Tech.

Allen, a Michigan State signee, scored a flawless 42 points in the victory and was nearly automatic from the foul line, converting 20 of 24 shots from the charity stripe.

If it was a matter of getting into the lane, Allen did it for buckets. If it was a matter of getting to the foul line, he got it done. Ball handling? He put on a clinic. There wasn’t a thing he could not do offensively against a very good and scrappy defensive team.

Allen had help from Navy bound big man Mark Veazy in the first half as the 6-foot-10 post put up 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in his time on the floor.

Whitefield Academy, the No. 2 team in the state’s Class A division by Georgia Hoops, fought hard and had major contributions from it’s starters. Cameron Baskerville was outstanding down low, playing much bigger than his 6-foot-6 frame. The sophomore scored 19 points and grabbed 14 man-sized rebounds.

Seniors Kelvin McConnell and Junard Hartley both scored 18 points while sophomore guard Brandon Reed poured in 17 points, most coming in the second half.