Boys Basketball: Hyde Park’s quick start overpowers King
Updated: January 17, 2012 9:02PM
Hyde Park jumped out on King so quickly that by the time the visitors were able to call timeout, the score was already 14-0.
The host Thunderbirds coasted to a 92-51 in a Red-Central matchup Tuesday.
Hyde Park (9-5, 5-1) dominated on both sides of the ball forcing 17 turnovers in the first half while building a 52-19 lead.
It was more of the same in the third quarter as Hyde Park used a 10-0 run at the beginning of the of the quarter to push the lead to 62-19 before new coach Antonne Samuels inserted his reserves.
Marcus Smith and Lamont Mimms shared team scoring honors with 16 points apiece followed by Kyle Davis’ 14 points while Phillip Lee added 13 points and nine rebounds.
Samuels said the team is slowly buying into his system.
“Every coach has their own way of doing things,” said Samuels. “And they are learning [my way] and for the most part we were on the same page today.”
Chauncey Kennedy led all scorers for the Jaguars (10-9, 2-4) with 21 points and 11 rebounds King coach Cumber Baugh said they just ran into a better team today.
“Hyde Park is a really good team it’s not just us that they have beat like this,” said Baugh. “It wasn’t a lack of effort we were just out-manned but the team never stopped playing and that’s all you can ask for sometimes.
“Yes I wish we would have won but I was pleased with the effort.”