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Youth Scene

Axton keeps racing

January 27, 2010

Derek Mathuny led all rebounders with eight boards. Drew Johnston (six rebounds) and Mitch Dean (five rebounds) also contributed.

Patrick Jennings received more minutes at point guard and continued to run down Tropic breakaways with his speed. Krishan Arora started the offense with screens out top. Alec Nguyen contributed tough defense, rebounds and points. John Holland dove for loose balls, scored on breakaways and contributed boards. Brett Super got knocked down three times and got up off the floor to play tougher than ever each time.

Holland, Nguyen, Mathuny matched their previous high-point totals for a game and Johnston and Super matched each other with new high-point totals. Dean had a season-best free throw percentage by sinking three of four attempts.

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— Greg Super

Tar Heels hang tough

The Newport-Mesa Tar Heels, a Newport-Mesa NJB boys’ seventh-grade All-Net team, competed in the Big City Sports Spring Shoot-Out and split a couple of games in Buena Park last weekend.

In the first game, they competed with a very strong AAU team, the North OC Stars battling for the entire game until the Stars pulled away in the final period. The Tar Heels were paced by Max Stanley, who played his best game of the season hitting two three-pointers and playing stellar defense throughout. Stanley finished with nine points, four assists and two steals, while Grady Kimme chipped in two three-pointers (six points) and added two blocks. Hagen Truninger, Cole Norris and Kevin Fults played solid defense. Brett Greenlee, Logan Miller, Max Kline and Riley Gaddis all played well in the loss.

In the finale, the Tar Heels came out and pressured JSK Atheltix throughout forcing multiple turnovers leading to a win by a large margin. Greenlee had his best game of the season with six points, nine rebounds and five steals, while Kline added 10 points and two steals. Gaddis passed the ball well with four assists and Fults added seven points and five rebounds. Norris (nine points, seven rebounds), Kimme (seven points, four rebounds), Truninger (four points, three rebounds), Miller (two points, two steals) and Stanley (two steals, two assists) played well in the big win.

— Reader submission


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