I’ll be back later with some thoughts on these games, but wanted to get the results out. I hope a bunch of you will come out to Side Pockets, Kellogg and Tyler, for the semifinals and championship game on Sunday, March 16, along with the NCAA Tournament selection show at 5 p.m.
Team 13 (P.J. Couisnard, Cheese Johnson, Ozell Jones, Randy Burns, Joe Ragland) defeated Team 4 (Rob Kampman, Dave Stallworth, Henry Carr, Leonard Kelley, Randy Smithson) 88-76.
Highlights: Randy Burns had 33 points for Team 13; Ozell Jones dominated Henry Carr with 15 points and 18 rebounds and P.J. Couisnard had 18 points and seven assists. Joe Ragland chipped in with 10 points and 10 assists and Cheese Johnson had 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists. All-time Shocker great Dave Stallworth had 44 points and 10 rebounds for Team 4, but didn’t get enough help.
Team 10 (Ron Harris, Jamar Howard, Robert Elmore, Ron Mendell, Jimmy Bolden) defeated Team 6 (Dave Leach, Cliff Levingston, Garrett Stutz, Kelly Pete, Fridge Holman) 74-58.
Highlights: Ron Harris, one of the best players in the tournament so far, had 38 points to lead Team 10. Ron Mendell added 17 while Jamar Howard had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Robert Elmore added six points and 12 rebounds. For Team 6, Cliff Levingston had 17 points and six rebounds while Kelly Pete, one of my all-time favorite Shockers and a great guard from the mid-1960s, was held scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting. Yes, that happened.
Team 9 (Robert Gray, Antoine Carr, Darin Miller, Paul Guffrovich, Tony Martin) defeated Team 12 (Jamie Thompson, Steve Grayer, Terry Benton, Aubrey Sherrod, Paul Scheer) 97-66.
Highlights: This, surprisingly, was never a game. Team 9 jumped out early and was never threatened by the team I picked to win the tournament. For Team 9, Antoine Carr had 38 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists. In two tournament games, he has been unstoppable. Center Darin Miller, who was in attendance Sunday at Side Pockets with his mother-in-law and grandmother, had 17 points and 11 rebounds. For Team 12, Jamie Thompson had 22 points; Terry Benton 20 points and 11 rebounds and Aubrey Sherrod 19 points.
Team 5 (Ron Baker, Xavier McDaniel, Ev Wessel, Bob Trogele, Terry Hankton) defeated Team 11 (John Cooper, Kyle Wilson, Claudius Johnson, Maurice Evans, Clevin Hannah) 75-69.
Highlights: Ron Baker was hot from the three-point line and led Team 5 with 29 points. Xavier McDaniel didn’t shoot as much as he did in the first game, but still had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Ev Wessel added 12 points and nine rebounds. Kyle Wilson had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Team 11, which was led by Clevin Hannah’s 31 points.
Sunday, March 16, Side Pockets, Kellogg and Tyler
2 p.m. – Team 13 (Couisnard, Johnson, Jones, Burns, Ragland) vs. Team 10 (Harris, Howard, Elmore, Mendell, Bolden).
3 – Team 9 (Gray, A. Carr, D. Miller, Guffrovich, Martin) vs. Team 5 (Baker, McDaniel, Wessel, Trogele, Hankton).
5 – NCAA Tournament Selection Show on CBS.
6 – Shocker Invitational championship game.