Haris Memorial Tournament 2015 - Day 2 Recap - Hoopsfix.com

Haris Memorial Tournament 2015 – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the Haris Memorial Tournament 2015 took place on Monday, with Turkey U17s taking on Proctor Academy in one semi-final, and England U18s facing Charnwood in the other.

Scotland U18s vs Manchester Magic U18s
Scotland kept their hopes of advancing alive with a 68-79 win over Manchester Magic in the opening game of the day.

Continuing their deadly three point shooting from Day 1, Scotland got out to an early lead that they would hold the rest of the way, extending it to as many as 22 before a late Magic run.

Kyle Jimenez led Scotland with 20, Sean Nealon-Lino finished with 17 and Konrad Kantorski added 16.

Ifeanyi Emeka-anyakwo had 19 points to lead Manchester, with Jaxon Wroe adding 12 and Kaiyem Cleary joining them in double figures with 10.

England U18s vs Proctor Academy
England Under-18s became the first team to book their place in the semi-finals with a game to play, defeating Proctor Academy 71-81.

England jumped out to an 4-18 lead and appeared firmly in control before Proctor came storming back into it. Refusing to go down without a fight, a dominant start to the third period with three straight three pointers saw Proctor hold a two point lead, 55-53, heading into the final quarter.

Multiple lead changes took place to open the period, before England managed to secure a 5 point cushion heading into the final 90 seconds. From there, Josh Edwards hit a clutch three with a minute remaining to give England the 8 point lead and put it out of reach for Proctor.

Zion Tordoff had 20 points to lead England, Luke Mitchell and Daniel Akin added 15 each, while Edwards finished with 11.

Caleb Green followed his 34 point outburst on Day 1 with a 25 point outing, Tshiefu Ngalakulondi had 17 and Geordano Baker-Occeus added 16.

Osona vs Sligo All Stars
Spanish club side Osona got a 98-58 win over Irish team Sligo All Stars for their first victory of the tournament.

A 12-1 run over the first 3 minutes of the second period saw Osona grab control of the contest, extending their lead to 24 by half time.

Saliou Diop had 25 points to lead Osona, Xavier Roqueta added 16 with Roger Riera having 13.

Oisin O’Reilly once again led Sligo with 15, Sean Snee had 13 and Shane Mooney 11.

Charnwood vs Turkey U17s
Turkey Under-17s got a 60-71 win over Charnwood College to wrap up their place in the semi-final with a game to play.

Charnwood led the majority of the game, but Turkey always remained within striking distance. Turkey fought back to tie it up at 55 with 6 minutes remaining and pulled away from there. Turkey’s Erkin Şenel hit a couple of big buckets down the stretch to lead his squad to victory.

Ragip Berke Atar led Turkey with 21 points, Sinan Saglam added 14, while Troy Selim Savand Erkin Senel had 7 each.

Andre Arissol led Charnwood with 15, Tim Fava had 11 and Morgan Carter 9.

Proctor vs Scotland U18s
Scotland did not make it easy for Proctor, but ultimately fell 89-80 to the US prep school.

Multiple lead changes in the first half before a buzzer beater at the break gave Scotland a 43-46 halftime lead.

Proctor regained control in the third to hold on, as Caleb Green went on to a finish with a game-high 22, backed up by Geordano Baker-Occeus’ 21. Julian Roche added 17 for Proctor.

Kyle Jimenez, Konrad Kantorski and Sean Nealon-Lino had 19 each for Scotland.

England U18s vs Manchester Magic
England U18s got a comfortable 50-91 win over a short-handed Manchester Magic side, to finish n top of Pool B at 3-0.

After a tied first quarter, Manchester had no answers the rest of the way as they were already without point guard Recardo Eaton-Barnes due to an ankle injury on Day 1, and then lost Hamad Ali and Michael Anumba during the game.

Evan Walshe showed his slashing ability with a game-high 18 points, Jacob Iwowo added 14, while big man Daniel Akin added 11 with three dunks.

Kaiyem Cleary led Manchester with 10, Michael Anumba had 9 before his exit, while Jaxon Wroe finished with 7.

Charnwood vs Sligo All Stars
Charnwood College advanced to the semi-finals to face England with a comprehensive 98-49 win over Sligo All Stars, who finished up fourth in Pool A without a victory.

Charnwood jumped out to a 31-12 first quarter lead and never looked back, rotating often with everyone making contributions to pull out the 49 point victory.

Former Newham Youngblood, Ify Chuks, had 19 to lead Charnwood, Thomas Yome added 17, with David Issekya having 11.

Shane Mooney led Sligo with 15, Luke McLoughlin had 9 and Mark Connell 7.

Turkey U17s vs Osona
In the other final game of the day, Turkey made light work of Osona, running out 85-49 winners to top Pool A with 3-0 record.

In similar fashion to the Charnwood-Sligo game, a 28-12 first quarter was all Turkey needed for the cushion, as they controlled the game at both ends throughout.

Ragip Berke Atar had a game-high 24 points for Turkey, Bora Can Isik added 18 points and Leon Harun Apaydın had 14.

Guillem Prat led Osona with 14.

Final Pool Standings

Pool A
1st Turkey (3-0)
2nd Charnwood (2-1)
3rd Osona (1-2)
4th Sligo (0-3)

Pool B
1st England (3-0)
2nd Proctor (2-1)
3rd Scotland (1-2)
4th Manchester Magic (0-3)

Schedule for Day 3

10am Scotland U18s vs Sligo All Stars/Osona vs Manchester Magic
12pm Turkey vs Proctor(semi-final)/England U18s vs Charnwood (semi-final)
2pm: 5th/6th Place Playoff/7th/8th Place Playoff
3:45pm: 3rd & 4th Place Playoff
5:30pm: Final

Notes

  • Proctor’s Caleb Green the tournament’s leading scorer through three games, averaging 27 points per game.
  • England continue to rotate and look at different players, with  different guys stepping up each game. Luke Mitchell one of most consistent performers so far, not turning the ball over and knocking down threes with impressive consistency.
  • Easy to forget Turkey are two or three years younger than their opponent in many cases, just because of their sheer size.
  • Evan Walshe is my vote for most improved junior player in the country this season.
  • Turkey have brought a decent size travelling contingent of fans who are by far the loudest group in the building.
  • Nice showing for Zion Tordoff so far in the tournament, especially in his 20 point outing against Proctor – demonstrating his ability to mix it up inside and out.
  • Day 1 recap here.
  • Follow @Hoopsfix on Twitter for live updates over the course of the tournament, along with @HarisTournament.

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