Josh Verlin (@jmverlin)
I’m at Haverford College by myself tonight, so expect brief updates as I run around grabbing scores and stories:
6:30 PM (Court 1): KLM Insurance has a 25-18 lead over the Maple Zone/Ladder 15 squad at halftime. For KLM Insurance, Tyler Brooks (eight points) hit a pair of 3-pointers to help his team in an offensively-challenged game.
Ray Strickland leads Maple Zone with seven points; Temple’s Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson has five for the trailing team.
6:30 PM (Court 2): Da Bottom has a 42-31 lead over the PNC Bank Ballers at halftime, with 10 different players scoring in the first half to help them out over one of the more “experienced” teams in the league.
The PNC Bank Ballers are led by two players with nine points–John Noonan, on three 3-pointers, and Jamie Coaster.
6:35 PM (Court 3): Ella Health leads Team White 43-36 at the break thanks to a monster 21-point first half by Sammy Zeglinski. The former Penn Charter star and Virginia Cavalier has five 3-pointers in the half, which is nearly halfway to the Delco Pro-Am single-game record (Joe Miller, 12, 2010).
For Team White, Villanova’s Dylan Ennis has 11 points, while Jimmy McDonnell (seven points) is second on the team. Penn’s Dau Jok and Cam Gunter each have four at the half.
6:55 PM (Court 2): Da Bottom holds on for an 87-81 victory over PNC Bank Ballers thanks to a strong team effort that saw eight players scoring eight or more points, with nobody scoring more than 15 (Rob Poole). Hakim Warrick and Temple’s Scootie Randall each contributed exactly eight, while Keith Armstead added 11.
PNC Bank Ballers were led by John Noonan, who hit five 3-pointers for his 23 points; John’ s brother Tom scored all eight of his points in the second half. Will Forey added 20 points in the losing effort.
7:00 PM (Court 1): KLM Insurance takes home a 43-41 victory in one of the more low-scoring games all summer. Ray Strickland had 16 points for Maple Zone/Ladder 15 in the losing effort, while Tyler Brooks (13 points) paced the winning squad. Temple’s Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson added eight points for Maple Zone.
7:15 PM (Court 3): Sammy Zeglinki made a run at the Delco Pro-Am long-ball record with 11 3-pointers, almost single-handedly holding off Team White in a 86-80 victory. The Virginia grad finished with 45 points, hitting five treys in the first half and six in the second. La Salle’s Steve Zack also continued his strong summer with 15 points, while Dan Comas and Joe Hoban added 11 each.
Villanova freshman Dan Ochefu finally looks to be coming out of his shell a little bit in the second half of the summer league, showing off a few nice moves around the basket and playing a lot more actively on defense and finishing with 13 points. Dylan Ennis and Frantz Massenat scored 14 apiece for Team White, who got at least nine points from every player on the roster–Dau Jok and Jimmy McDonnell scored nine, Cam Gunter scored 10 and Ty Johnson added 11.
7:30 PM (Court 2): The 7pm game between Mid-Atlantic Pride and the “Doc P” Penn Quakers is off due to a Doc P forfeit.
7:35 PM (Court 1): The second game on Court 1 already has more points scored in one half than the night’s opener, as Warner Coach leads Stomp Off Records 46-40. Warner, which consists entirely of the Harcum College team, is led by the Bears’ Quindell Brice with 13 points; Chaun Miller has 10 as the only other player on the team in double figures.
Stomp Off is led yet again by Lafayette grad Frank Barr, who has 13 points; Penn junior Steve Rennard added four points while Gabe Lewellis has 10.
8:05 PM (Court 1): Warner Coach got a layup with 2.2 seconds left to hold on to a 75-73 victory over Stomp Off Records, whose final shot at the buzzer hit off the back of the rim.
Quindell Brice cooled off after that strong first half to finish with 15 points; that slack was picked up by Dani Busto, who scored 10 of his 14 points after the break.
Frank Barr had 21 points to pace Stomp Off Records, who also got strong offensive games from Gabe Lewellis (20 points) and Will Barrett (13 points). Penn’s Steve Rennard had just six points in the loss.
8:20 PM (Court 3): TYGTAL cruised to a 76-62 victory over Vinny’s Pizzerama behind double-digit efforts from six players. Auburn’s Troy Barnies and former Temple Owl Mark Tyndale paced the team of pros with 13 points apiece; Callistus Eziukwu had 12, Jerai Grant and Vinny Simpson 11 and Todd O’Brien added 10 points in the victory.
Vinny’s Pizzerama got strong efforts from Livingston’s Omar Ford-Bey (24 points) and Lincoln’s Kenny Sharpe (20 points), but no other player had more than eight.
8:41 PM (Court 1): Rise Basketball has a 41-36 lead over Radano & Associates at half thanks to 15 points from Ray Barbosa and 14 from Warren Gillis.
For Radano, Saint Joseph’s forward C.J. Aiken has 10 points while Langston Galloway has seven points. Javon Baumann, a German forward who was the third member of the Hawks’ 2012 recruiting class, is making his first summer league apperance for Radano; he didn’t score in the first half.
8:45 (Court 2): Chris Fouch looks like he’s going to be the second player tonight to make a run at the league’s 3-point record. He hit six treys in the first half as part of his 20 points as The Dragons have a commanding 59-39 lead over KLM Insurance after 20 minutes. Damion Lee has 14 points for The Dragons, while Samme Givens has eight and SJU sophomore Chris Wilson has three buckets for his six.
For KLM, which is the Kutztown University squad, Tyler Brooks and Tracy Peal have nine points each.
8:50 (Court 3): Just missed out on the halftime update for this one (Omega Medical up 36-35), but now the UA Owls have a 45-37 lead with 17 minutes to play. Khalif Wyatt scored all 21 of his points so far in the first 20 minutes for the Owls; Davidson’s Jake Cohen countered with 11 for Omega Medical while Malik Tinsley added seven.
9:10 PM (Court 2): The Dragons cruised to an 89-66 win over KLM Insurance behind 23 points from Chris Fouch, 16 from Damion Lee and 10 from Samme Givens. The Dragons hit 12 treys in the win.
KLM Insurance was led by Tyler Brooks (17 points), and also got a solid game from Tracy Peal (13 points).
9:15 PM (Court 1): Radano overcame a five-point halftime deficit in an 83-74 victory over the Rise Basketball Alumni. Rodney Green had a big second half for Radano, scoring 19 of his 25 points after the break; Langston Galloway had 16 points and CJ Aiken added 15 for the SJU-based squad.
Warren Gillis led Rise Basketball with 22 points, while Chris Cantino added 17 and Ryan Barbosa 19 in a losing effort.
9:20 PM (Court 3): In a back-and-forth affair, it was Omega Medical who emerged victorious with a hard-fought 81-75 victory over the UnderArmour Owls. Reggie Redding had 21 of his 26 points in the second half while Davidson’s Jake Cohen chipped in 17.
For the Owls, Khalif Wyatt continued his hot summer with 28 points, but he finally got some help from backcourt mate Dalton Pepper. Pepper had easily his best summer game of the season with 20 points, hitting three 3-pointers and looking like the weapon Temple hopes he will be this fall. Dan Dingle added 10 points and Devontae Watson scored eight in what was also the best showing by the pair of Temple freshman.
9:45 PM (Court 2): Trad Jazz is absolutely dominating the Haverford College squad, leading 33-11 at halftime thanks to an infusion of old Quaker blood on a Penn-dominated team. Former Penn star Michael Jordan hasn’t scored yet for Trad Jazz but has helped Darien Nelson-Henry score 12 and Fran Dougherty bank in 10.
9:50 PM (Court 1): The Champs lead 41-35 at halftime over Team Blue, who’s playing with five players for their third consecutive game as Ryan Arcidiacono continues to rehab a minor injury. Turk Mott has 21 points and Malik Rose has 10 points for The Champs, while Mouphtaou Yarou (15 points) and Tony Chennault (nine points) had strong first halves for Team Blue. Drexel forward Goran Pantovic, playing on Team Blue, also hit a few jumpers for his seven points.
10:05 (Court 3): Millennium takes home a mercy-rule victory over Barnaby’s of West Chester, winning 81-56 thanks to AJ Picard’s 23 points. Kelvin Green added 17 and former Philadelphia 76er John Salmons contributed eight for the winning side.
For Barnaby’s of West Chester, Anthony Moe had 15 points, Eddie Peterson had 11 and Chad Glickstein had nine.
10:20 (Court 1 + 2): Final update of the evening is going to be brief, as it’s been 11 straight hours on the courts today and I’m seeing basketballs when my eyes are closed.
On Court 1, Turk Mott had a monster game with 41 points as The Champs beat Team Blue. Malik Rose added 13 for the Champs, 10 in the first half; for Team Blue, Mouphtaou Yarou had 28 points, followed by Tony Chennault (14 points) and Goran Pantovic (12 points). Ryan Arcidiacono continues to be out with a hip flexor, but we hear he’s been cleared and could play this week.
On Court 2, Trad Jazz took home their own mercy rule win over Haverford College. Darien Nelson-Henry’s 15 points led all scorers, while Fran Doughtery added 12 in a very impressive performance by the pair of Penn forwards. Bucknell’s Cameron Ayers added 13 points for Trad Jazz; Haverford College was led by Chaz Thomas’ 18 points, he was the only player to score more than six points.