2015-16 CRC Tournament >> Results Press Coverage
By Kurt Stubbs
Cancer Research Classic
WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 2, 2016 -- In the day’s second game, another local favorite took the court in the Wheeling Park Patriots, but the result did not equal that of its Wheeling counterpart. The Patriots trailed Taylor Allderdice by just three points at halftime, but the Dragons pulled away in the 2nd half thanks to twin brothers James and Timothy Jackson.
James Jackson scored a game-high 22 points and Timothy Jackson added 14 points and six rebounds as the Pittsburgh City League outfit took home a (62-48) triumph.
The teams traded blows in the 1st quarter as Allderdice took a (13-11) lead into the next chapter. Senior guard Ramon Creighton totaled five points in the quarter, while Marshall signee Phil Bledsoe scored four points and ripped down six boards for Park.
Senior guard Elijah Bell, who starred at wide receiver on Wheeling Park’s state football championship team, used his athleticism to get buckets in the paint scoring 13 points in the 1st half. Bell allowed the Patriots to trail just (27-24) at the intermission.
James Jackson, a Toledo football commit, got going in the 3rd quarter. The smooth moving senior tallied nine points in the period and Allderdice was able to open up a (42-35) lead heading into the game’s final frame.
James scored seven more in the 4th quarter and his brother (Timothy) notched six to help the Dragons pull away from the hometown Patriots.
In addition to the Jackson’s, Allderdice got 12 points from Creighton and 10 points from 6-foot-5 senior Jordan Rawls.
Wheeling Park, in defeat, was paced by Bell’s 21 points and Bledsoe with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
The two teams combined to make just 8 freebies on 21 attempts.
Stat of the Game:
Wheeling Park was guilty of 23 turnovers compared to just 13 for the winners.