2015-16 CRC Tournament >> Results Press Coverage
By Kurt Stubbs
Cancer Research Classic
WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 2, 2016 -- The long game of the day that was lopsided from tip to final buzzer featured ultra talented Advanced Preparatory International out of Dallas, Texas against Westtown from West Chester, Pennsylvania.
API set a CRC scoring mark with 105 points in a (105-71) rout of a good Westtown team. The Bulldogs placed four team members in double figures and 10 players in all cracked the scoring column.
Junior point guard Trevon Duval, who is arguably the best lead guard in the country regardless of class, scored 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, dished out six assists, and swiped three Westtown passes.
API ripped off 25 points in the opening quarter to take a commanding 14-point lead. Alabama commit Terrance Ferguson totaled eight points in the quarter, and Duval (7 points) and 6-foot-10 Nysier Brooks (6 points) combined for 13 points. Westtown got six of its 11 points from 5-star big man Mohammed Bamba.
The second quarter saw points scored in bunches as the Bulldogs out scored the Moose (26-25). Duval scored 10 points in the quarter for the winners, while Bamba added 12 more and junior Brandon Randolph accounted for nine points.
API hung another 26 points on the board in the 3rd quarter extending its lead to (77-53) heading into the game’s final eight minutes. Duval chipped in eight points and 6-foot-9 junior Billy Preston contributed seven. Randolph put in eight for Westtown.
The Bulldogs saved their best for last scoring 28 points in the final period.
In addition to Duval’s efforts, Ferguson finished with 21 points including 13 in the final period with made three-pointers from beyond NBA-range. Ferguson added five rebounds and assists. Brooks (16 points) and Preston (15 points) combined for 31 counters. The latter notched eight rebounds as well.
Bamba paced the Moose with 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting adding five rebounds and four blocks. Bamba was terrific showing great hands, skill, and the ability to finish through traffic despite a lean frame.
Randolph tallied 20 points and Najja Hunter produced 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
API out boarded the Moose by a (39-24) count.
Stat of the Game:
API shot nearly 61 percent from the field and out goaled Westtown by 18.