From the Finals Day One Class 1A
Mar 4, 2010
By: Todd Jenkins
Jacksonville Arlington Country Day started off slow because of the stage fright said senior forward Justin Jackson, but when they got that out of there system they were making their way back to the state championship game.
The Apaches started the game off in a half court press and the Summit Christian Saints broke it with ease. Coach Rex Morgan changed to a full court press midway through the second quarter and started making the Saints turn the ball over to make them finish the first half with 15 turnovers. After the adjustments, ACD turned the game around erasing a 20-10 deficit going on a 20-0 run to go into halftime up 30-20.
The second half was more of the same with the Apaches pressure defense and there big height advantage making the Saints changes their shots in mid air and throwing the ball away. The Saints are usually a team that thrives when a team tries to press them full court because of all the players who can handle the ball for them. But, the length and athleticism of Country Day was just too much for the under sized Saints. John Brown led the way for Apaches with 14 points. Wesley Blackman of the Apaches was another player with size and speed that made it difficult for the Saints and he finished with 13 points. Country day won with ease with a final score of 63-43, they are now head to their sixth straight championship game and FHSAA history by winning six straight.
Orlando Christian Prep Warriors have been a favorite to make to the championship game all season and they did not disappoint. The Grandview Prep Pride was just another team that could not with stand the efficiency of the Warriors offense and their
Grandview Colin Gates who had 10 points tried to keep the Pride in the game but what hurt the Pride was the inability to score points in the paint.
OCP was lead in scoring by Jordan Montgomery’s 14 points who now advances to the championship game to play Jacksonville Arlington Country Day. This game will be a rematch of from earlier in the season game in which OCP won.
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