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Epic Semi-Final Finsh

July 2, 2010
By Kristopher Gordon of KG's Korner


2010 Montgomery Suns 2010 KTM FINALE RUNNER-UPS


Montgomery Suns 72 FASTBREAK 70



Montgomery Suns and faced off against the Georgia Fast-Break, bringing out a great battle between the Suns’ guard D’Andre Russell and the talented FastBreak’s big man Sean Morgan.   Both teams would dig deep, grind it out, and not give an inch until the final play.  Plain and simple, this game was a classic dog fight; stars played to their potential, and role players hit key shots.  Going into halftime, the Suns led 36-34 with Russell leading his team with twelve first half points.

In the second half, FastBreak made a push with Alex Panter (14 points) hitting a huge 3, followed by Lucas Lustergetting a steal for the easy lay-up.  Trailing 54-46, the Suns would look in the post coming out of a time-out.  Jalen Grant and Carwin Mayes would be keys down low as they combined for total of ten points.  Mayes would have a eye for the ball, constantly finding ways to score around the rim.  With 6:30 remaining in the second half, the Suns’ Donald Boyo would get a steal feeding Grant on the fast break to take the lead 58-57.  However, FastBreak would not go away.  With his team in trouble stud Sean Morgan, went to work in the post scoring at every chance he gets.  Morgan would show, off his footwork with completing a lay-up after an spin move to tie the game 61-61.

The Suns’ Demarcus Robinson, would cause mismatch for his opponents with his slashing ability, and create second chance opportunities with his athleticism, as he soared high for an rebound to put back for an score.  Robinson’s late play would give the Suns the 70-68 advantage.  Only, FastBreak had a few tricks up their sleeve.  Morgan, would steal an inbound pass to tie the game.  Morgan’s late game heroics would leave him with 28 points; however the Suns’ Jose Duncan would nail a sweet jumper from the top of the key with less then 10 seconds remaining.  FastBreak would have one last try, but the due to the Suns’ pressure defense; they were not able to get a shot off in time losing 72-70.

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