Monroe boys handle Central Academy

Improve to 10-3 in conference
Feb. 13, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

 

The Monroe boys cruised to an easy victory on Tuesday night in Rocky River Conference action, defeating Central Academy 84-41.
The Redhawks have won nine out of their last 10 and has secured their fourth straight season of at least 15 wins.
The Redhawks (15-4 overall, 10-3 RRC) ended the third quarter on a 20-0 run, outscoring the Cougars 27-7 in the decisive quarter.
“A lot of that came with defense,” said Monroe coach Johnny Sowell. “We change up our defense a lot. We just want to do the opposite of what they try to do.”
Behind the strength of 10 triples, Monroe scored in the 80’s for a third straight game.
“We have four guys that are capable of popping that three anytime,” said Sowell. “So that was big for us.”
Leading the way for Monroe was Brandon Roddy, a junior guard who scored a game-high 26 points while knocking down six 3-pointers on the night.
“The first half I missed a lot of threes I should have made,” said Roddy. “Coach Sowell told me to take your time, square up and shoot the ball like I know how.”
Quayshawn Chambers finished with 15 points and nine rebounds while Dikembe White had 13 points. Also contributing was Gary Parker, who had 10 points, and Tre Shun Wynn, who pulled down nine rebounds.
“I got my rhythm back,” said White. “I have been working hard in practice. I am trying to be a team player and play defense."
Sowell was pleased with the way his team shared the basketball.
“I really give a lot of credit to the point guards. It’s the best they have played all year,” said Sowell. “That was awesome. If we can share the ball and everyone can have fun, we can have fun down the stretch.”
Monroe finished with 18 assists on the night, led by White with six and Wynn with five.
“I’m always open to being a team player so the other players can get an opportunity to score,” said White.
Leading the way for Central Academy (8-14, 4-9) was Deshawn Morrision, who finished with 10 points. Teammate Ryan Grigston added eight points, five rebounds, and a game high three steals.
Both teams will be back in conference action against their archrivals on Friday as Central Academy plays host to Union Academy while Monroe travels to Forest Hills.
 

Monroe boys 84, Central Academy 41Central Academy (8-14, 4-9)
Deshawn Morrison 5 0-2 10, Ryan Grigston 3 1-2 8, Hazsaud Courtlandt 1 0-2 2, Naim Donaldson 3 0-1 6, Quay Threatt 2 2-3 6, Xavier Hamilton 2 0-0 4, Isaiah Daniel 1 0-0 2, John Daniel 1 0-0 3, Stephen Fisher 0 0-0 0, Josh Daughety 0 0-0 0, Jon Owens, Frank Walton 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 3-10 41

Monroe (15-4, 10-3)
Brandon Roddy 8 4-5 26, Quayshawn Chambers 6 3-5 15, Dikembe White 3 5-5 13, Tristan Thompson 3 0-1 6, Tre Shun Wynn 2 0-0 4, Gary Parker 5 0-2 10, Bernard Taylor 2 0-0 4, Douglas Carelock 1 0-0 3, Malik Polk 1 0-0 3, Dequavis Allen 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Thomas 0 0-0 0. Totals 31 12-18 81.

Central Academy 10  12    7   12 - 41
Monroe                21 16  27   20 - 84

3-pointers: C 2 (Grigston, J. Daniel); M 10 (Roddy 6, White 2). Rebounds: C 21 (Grigston 5, Courtlandt 4, Hamilton 4); M 40 (Chambers 9, Wynn 9, Thompson 7). Assists: C 7 (Morrison 2, Threatt 2); M 18 (White 6, Wynn 5). Steals: C 7 (Grigston 3); M 4 (Roddy, Wynn, Parker, White). Blocks: C 5 (Donaldson 3); M 4 (Chambers, Roddy, Thompson, Wynn).

Monroe girls 73, Central Academy 48

Central Academy (5-17, 3-10)
Amber Isley 6 3-3 17, Rae Moore 3 0-0 6, Hunter Manus 8 2-3 18, Alyssa Carbone 0 1-2 1, Dezeree McCormick 2 0-2 4, Logan Polk 1 0-0 2, Paige Finney 0 0-2 0, Casey Nicholas 0 0-1 0, Brittany Blackburn 0 0-0 0, Danai Mushonga 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 6-13 48.

Monroe (19-1, 13-0)
Asha Jordan 13 6-6 36, Zasha Barrett 8 3-6 19, Daya Jordan 2 0-0 4, Kendall Cox 3 0-0 6, Bria Roddy 1 0-0 3, Yasmine Thomas 1 1-2 3, Amilya Mitchel 1 0-0 2, Tyriana Houston 0 0-0 0, Aimee Bell 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 10-14 73.

Central Academy      19     13    4    12  - 48
Monroe                     18    18  27    10 - 73

3-pointers: C 2 (Isley 2); M 5 (A. Jordan 4). Rebounds: C 41 (Manus 19, Moore 9); M 44 (Barrett 19, Thomas 9). Assists: C 14 (Isley 4); M 15 (D. Jordan 5, Barrett 5). Steals: C 4 (Moore 3); M 16 (D. Jordan 5, Barrett 5). Blocks: C 4 (Polk 2); M 4 (Barrett 3).