Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Collins Hill picks up road win

The trend continues. Sloppy doesn't earn points but a win is a win and Collins Hill was able to pick up a 65-61 victory against Milton on Tuesday night.

Pretty points don't show up in the win column and Collins Hill learned a lot about itself in a close one and on the road. Thanks to the steady play of junior big man Jeremy Olsen and freshman guard Saah Nimley, Collins Hill held on and overcame a feisty Milton club in the fourth quarter.

Olsen looked good in the second half and owned the left side of the blocks. The big man scored 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 from 3), grabbed 11 rebounds, made three steals and tossed out an assist in the victory. An assistant coach from Utah made it out to see Olsen in action.

Nimley, a jitterbug point guard, was too fast for Milton to control and put the home team on its heels.

Milton freshman Julian Royal was solid in his debut scoring 15 points (6-9 FG), grabbed six rebounds, made two steals and had one big block. The 6-7 rookie is the real deal but he'll need time. There is a lot to like with Royal. Watching him develop over the next four years will be fun.

Milton guard Brody Littley came alive in the second half and was great in the midrange.

All and all, Collins Hill picked up an important road win, Olsen played well when it mattered, Royal looks like he's next and David Boyd is back on the sidelines.

The season is certainly underway and we look forward to developing storylines throughout the rest of the year.