Memphis Yeshiva Invitational

11-4-2016 | Milken WILDCATS claw past JDS LIONS

11-4-2016 | Milken WILDCATS claw past JDS LIONS

By: Zack Nagy

A surprising first quarter run by Milken. They came out gunning to start the game holding JDS to only 7 first quarter points. Limiting rising star Knapp to only 4 first quarter points, they took advantage of JDS’s first quarter mistakes. Milken finished the quarter with an 11-7 lead.

To spark the second quarter, JDS came out pushing the tempo outscoring Milken 4-0 to tie up the game. Knapp came out pulling the trigger in the second quarter, scoring 6 straight and keeping the momentum rolling. Despite his rigorous efforts, they could not stop MIlken as Afenjar was cooking. To end the half, Milken hit a deep 3, extending their lead 27-22 at the half.

6-0 run to start the third by Milken, but JDS stopped that immediately as they came out knocking down their shots. A high scoring quarter, both teams began going back and forth every possession hitting virtually every shot. Knapp began catching fire ending the quarter with 21 points. It was a very intense quarter, ending with a 46-37 Milken lead.

In the 4th quarter the intensity picked up, as Milken had to hold up an 8 point lead with 2:27 to go. A couple of huge threes by Knapp put JDS within 2 with 21 seconds left. After Milken made a free throw, it was a 3 point game with 3 seconds left with JDS inbounding from the side. Great defense by Milken lead to a low percentage shot by JDS that didn’t even hit the rim. Upset alert! Milken won this one, 58-55.

Notable statlines include JDS’s Knapp with 35 points and 13 boards, and Milken’s Zar with 18 points and 9 rebounds.

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