Posted: 12:05 pm Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
By Jeff Greer
Here’s your spot for all the in-game info you need from Summit Christian’s state semifinal matchup with Orlando Christian Prep at the Lakeland Center.
Crowd’s warmed up here at the Lakeland Center. Here’s your headquarters for all things boys’ hoops states.
And here we go with the game …
What a fantastic game. Back and forth, extremely physical, every pass was a challenge, every shot was a challenge. The refs let the two teams play, and we were rewarded. In the end, Summit Christian held on a huge upset of the three-time defending champion Orlando Christian Prep, 42-41.
Summit missed all three of its one-and-one front-ends in the final minute, but Orlando Christian turned the ball over twice on its key possessions and the Saints held on.
Cobb had 17 points, Prophete had 14 for Summit. Burbage had 11 for OCP, and Cohen had 10.
AFTER THIRD QUARTER
Summit endured a bit of a drought, with Jean Prophete breaking the freeze 4:05 into the quarter. Summit still leads 33-31.
Jean Prophete and Brandon Williams have been especially dominant in the paint, but like I said before, this game is physical and everything is in a halfcourt set. Every basket has been a challenge.
Summit Christian ended the first half on a 9-2 run, taking a 24-17 lead into the halftime break. The Saints are bigger inside but smaller on the wings, which has made for an intriguing matchup so far.
It’s been a physical game. Both teams are running purely halfcourt sets. I think I’ve only seen one transition bucket, a layup for Summit’s 6-8 post Brandon Williams. Farad Cobb has four 3-pointers and 12 points, but his spin and dish to Williams for the layup was probably his finest play.
Jordan Montgomery has seven points for OCP. Every basket has been a challenge for OCP so far.
For Summit Christian: Cobb has 12 points. He’s 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Jean Prophete has six points and three boards. Brandon Williams has four points, four boards and two blocks.
As a team, the Saints are shooting 44 percent and 50 percent from 3. The triples have been the difference.
For Orlando Christian Prep: Jordan Montgomery has seven points. Isaac Cohen has four points and three boards.
As a team, OCP is shooting 38 percent and is 1-of-5 from distance. The Warriors are winning the rebounding battle 12-10.
AFTER FIRST QUARTER
Farad Cobb came out gunning, hitting two 3s to help Summit take an 8-2 lead into the first media timeout. But OCP fought back to take a 9-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Farad Cobb has six points off a pair of threes for Summit. Jordan Montgomery has seven points for OCP.
Summit Christian: 5-7 G Kyle Yong, 6-4 F Jean Prophete, 5-7 G Kadeem Robinson, 5-11 G Farad Cobb, 6-8 C Brandon Williams.
OCP: 6-5 G Adonis Burbage, 6-1 G Terral Merritt, 6-3 G Jordan Montgomery, 5-11 G Justice Montgomery, 6-4 G Isaac Cohen.