Boys Basketball: Rashaun Stimage dominates as Farragut downs Crane
Updated: December 21, 2011 9:35PM
It’s always a dog fight in the Red-West. But when families are on opposing sides it puts some extra flavor in the mix.
Cousins Rashaun Stimage of No. 19 Farragut led his team to a 72-49 over visiting No. 9 Crane and his cousin Markee Williams Wednesday at Farragut.
It was all Stimage and crew as they completely dominated what was suppose to be close contest between the rivals, but the 6-7 forward played lights-out, scoring, 32 points including six three-pointers and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Stimage scored 17 of his 32 in the first half helping the Admirals (7-3, 4-0) build a 32-20 halftime lead. After hitting back-to-back jumpers he picked up his fourth foul with 4:27 remaining in the third quarter and Farragut leading 38-25.
Crane (3-3, 1-1) cut the lead to 41-34 behind Willie Conner, who made for straight baskets in an 8-3 run. But Farragut closed out the quarter and still claimed a 46-34 lead.
Stimage picked right up where he left off hitting a three-pointer from the top of the key and grabbing a rebound, then sent the pass to a streaking Deonte Terrell who converted a three-point play helping Farragut pull away to a 60-36 lead with 4:37 remaining in the game.
Farragut coach William Nelson said it would be hard to find something wrong with the way his team played.
“This is the way we are capable of playing each and every game,” said Nelson. “It was a total team effort.”
“This is the best offensive game I have ever seen [Stimage] play.”
Stimage said things just came together for him.
Crane coach Chris Head said his team was totally outplayed
“I guess we are not as good as I thought we were,” Crane coach Chris Head said. “The kid (Stimage) had a great game I have never seen him play like that before.”
Three other Admirals joined Stimage in double figures. Terrell finished with 13 points while Lavell Boyd had 11 and John Carter added 10.
Willie Conner scored a team-high 26 points for Crane.