On The SCENE…
Scotland puts together a dominate opening 13 minutes against Vision Academy (NY), then cruises to victory.
SCOTLAND, PA (GAME RECAP 11.11.21)
Life is usually a little slower in Scotland, Pennsylvania. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, there is a serenity- a sense of calm and peace in Franklin County. That is of course, unless you are an opponent coming to play the national powerhouse Knights. New York City’s Vision Academy found out real quick how fast life can get in the countryside. The Knights nearly deflected every other pass their opponent attempted early on. Scotland used all ninety feet in suffocating fashion to speed up the late arriving Vision Academy. The flawless defensive clinic by Coach Chaney’s team led to a 52 point outburst, while tallying 20+ deflections and 13 steals in only 13 minutes of action. During the span, 5’11 PG Shawn Fulcher (NY) tossed in 17 points, including 4 deflections and 4 steals. While teammates 6’4 G Jaden Alexander (CA) and 6’8 F Halil Barre (NY) combined for 20 points with several aerial displays that would make the Blue Angels envious. Scotland led 63-35 at the half. The trio added only five points in limited action after the intermission to cruise to an 85-62 victory. The Knights were outscored 27-22 during the running clock second half. Vision Academy was led by Brooklyn, NY product Tyshawn Jack’s 11 points.
Prospective Student Athlete Spotlights
Jaden Alexander – demonstrated elite athleticism, knocked down the open look and impressed at the defensive end.
Halil Barre – world class athleticism, chest in the rim leaper, with agility, timing and knack for the ball. A few months with Coach Chaney away from a power 5 offer – get in early!!! Stock-Riser.
Shawn Fulcher – created the tone at the defensive end, speed and change of pace make him hard to guard, lived in the lane, creative finisher at the rim.
Johannes Kirsipuu – (6’1, G (Estonia)) – Solid lead guard, facilitates, tight handle and ability to get team into sets, strong leader.
Jaden Pena – (6’4, F (NY)) – absolute workhorse, played with a contagious energy, wirey and physical, makes winning play and rebounds position.
Will Young – (6’3, G (TX)) – defensive specialist, strong-long lanky basketball build w/ ability to disrupt opponents. Defense equals instant offense. Excited to see offensive package in GAC play, didn’t need it in this one.
Kevin Coleman (6’7 F (PA)) – competed every play, outmanned in paint, active on the glass, rim protected, and impressed against several opponent bodies in lane, showed limited perimeter package on offense- best around the rim, slashing.
Kenyon Elliott (6’4 G (PA)) – best on the wing, played point large segments of game.
Tyshawn Jack (6’6 G (NY)) – bright spot of the day, attacked rim with a vengeance, several above the rim plays at both ends of the floor.
#1 & #7 IN ACTION TODAY
The Great Atlantic Conference features two of Pennsylvania’s top 10 programs in 2020 at the Perkiomen School today, 2:30 & 6:00 PM respectively.
1. WHO WILL BE IN THE FIELD
The Skinny: PREP SCENE will be bringing back it first statewide rankings since the global pandemic occurred for the 2022-2023 season.
Early Vote Getters: Keystone Academy, First Love, Imhotep, Nuemann Goretti, Scotland, Phelps, George, Roman Catholic, Archbishop Ryan, Pittsburg Central Catholic, Reading, Parkland, Trinity
7. Perkiomen School (Pennsburg)
The Skinny: Perk has the firepower and defensive fortitude to play with anyone in the state. Strong showing in the GAC has them near the top.
Top Performers: 6’2 Steve Payne, 5’9 Honor Huff, 6’8 Andrew Patnode, 6’5 Gilbert Otoo, 6’7 Cameron Brown, 6’10 Philip Byriel
Check out the rest of the Rankings at PREP SCENE