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Alabama Challenge vs Howard Pulley- AAU 11th Grade Showcase Semifinal RECAP

Alabama Challenge topped Howard Pulley – in the quarterfinal game of the 11th Grade Gold Division Super Showcase. The Challenge will play Expression Elite in tomorrow’s semifinal at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Tipoff is set for 1:20 p.m., EST.

Howard Pulley’s Samuel Neuman knocked down four three-point shots to lead all scorers with 21 points, while Dazon Ingram led the Challenge with 17 points.

Both teams went shot for shot in the first quarter. Howard Pulley pulled ahead 17-15 on a Jarvis Johnson layup just before the horn.

Alabama Challenge started strong in the second, scoring six unanswered points to take a 21-17 lead.  Challenge went on to stretch their lead to 35-24 at the half behind Jacob Winston’s 10 points.

Howard Pulley started out hot in the second half, outscoring the Challenge 10-5 cutting their lead to six points on a Brock Bertram jumper to make the score 42-36. Challenge big man Darius Hicks knocked down a pair of free throws to push their lead back to double-digits, but Samuel Newman knocked down a three-pointer getting Howard Pulley within eight heading into the final quarter.

Howard Pulley cut the Alabama Challenge lead to five points, but a basket by Trent Forrest and a put back Kevin Morris put back pushed Bama’s lead back to nine points at 53-44.  The Challenge went on to hold of Howard Pulley winning 64-53.   





«February 2018»

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