Kingdom Summer League: Week 4 Recap

Written by: Victor Dandridge
Edited by: Sara Jane Gamelli

McGlade Max Pro 103, Future101

McGlade Max Pro rebounded from last week's loss and escaped with a two-point win over winless Future. This team was at full strength and needed contribution from their entire roster. In fact, Future overcame a 30-24 first quarter deficit, and took a 53-45 halftime lead. Max Pro’s ultimate weapon activated in the second half of the game.  Scott Thomas exploded for 23 points and finished with 40 total. The team gave quite the effort and created defensive turnovers in order to catch the lead, given Future's Tervelle Adams had 27 points. With a win over Future, McGlade Max Pro improves to 3-1 while Future falls to 0-4.

Player of the Game: Scott Thomas

Reitano SportsCenter: 87, Hype 614 84

In his coaching debut, Paul McMillan III guided Reitano SportsCenter to a hard-fought victory over Hype 614. After trailing throughout the first three quarter, the Reitano squad turned into a defensive force. Led by Terry Durham, Reitano outscored Hype 614 by 14 points in the 4th quarter (32-18).  In addition, Reitano sealed the victory with a turnover in final seconds.  Terry Durham led Reitano with 23 points, while Hype 614’s Javon Bess had 20 points in his Kingdom League debut.  Reitano SportsCenter improves to 2-2, while Hype 614 sits 1-3, after losing three straight games.

4DEEP: 104, Bexley Car Care 96

4DEEP kept rolling, in what was considered the game of the week. In this much anticipated matchup, Bexley Car Care reeled off consecutive wins, and the Wesson Brothers (Kaleb and Andre) showed their talent and toughness. In addition, they were coming off a loss the week before.  On Sunday, they faced the league’s only undefeated team, 4DEEP featuring Trey Burke, an unstoppable NBA vet.

Although Bexley started the game with an 8-2 run, 4DEEP had a 7-point lead of 29-22 by the end of the first quarter.   In addition, CJ Penha scored 13 of his 20 points in the second quarter, and 4DEEP took a ten-point lead at the half (57-47). There was an 81-69 lead at the end of the third quarter and the game looked over, however, Kaleb Wesson was not about that.  Big Man, Wesson, scored 14 of his 23 points in the last quarter, and the Bexley Car Care trimmed to deficit to 5 points. From there, Trey Burke was unstoppable, and went on a tear. Burkes scored 12 of his 37 points, a game high, to ensure there wasn't an upset.  I will give a special shout out to King Kendrick (Northland High School sophomore) who scored 15 crucial points off the bench for Bexley Car Care. It's important to note this was a game filled pros and major college players. In the end, Bexley Car Care falls to 2-2 while the 4DEEP machine remains undefeated at 4-0.

Player of the Game: Trey Burke

Committed to my Craft: 105, Buckeye Prep 97

Committed to my Craft had an early jump and held on for a crucial win over Buckeye Prep. Per usual, the Trice brothers (Travis 22 pts and D’Mitrik 25 pts) powered Committed to my Craft, and Khalil Iverson scored 24 points in his Kingdom League debut. The Craft squad led 82-68 going entering the fourth, however, Jared Sullinger scored 14 points to cut the deficit to four points.  Determined to win, Committed to my Craft sank clutch free throws to secure the win.  For the standings, Committed to my Craft moves to 3-1, while Buckeye Prep, a perennial favorite, falls to 1-3.

Player of the Game: D’Mitrik Trice

Kingdom League Standings

4DEEP: 4-0
Committed to my Craft:  3-1
McGlade Max Pro: 3-1
Reitano SportsCenter: 2-2
Bexley Car Care:  2-2
Buckeye Prep: 1-3
Hype 614: 1-3
Future:  0-4

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