Dyckman Streetball Tournament was the place to be this past Wednesday night [June 22]. Fans were provided with an action-packed court filled with physical play and disputable calls made by the refs.
In the first game of the evening, Team Kemba faced TMT/Showstoppers. Showstoppers applied pressure offensively and defensively throughout the entire game. Malik Thomas was consistently aggressive, finishing hard at the basket while showing fans he has a nice mid range game.
But the feisty play was able to be strategically handled and solved by Team Kemba as they were able to claw back one possession at a time, thanks to play by former LA Lakers forward Derrick Character. Former Coppin State University guard three ball assassin shooter Andre Armstrong knocked down 3 three pointers to cut the deficit down to one.
Controversy was at hand when the refs made a foul call as Armstrong tried to go for a three.
He made two out of three, which led to Team Kemba prevailing with a 58-57 win. Leading the way was University of Maine guard Shaun Lawton with 17 points while Character finished with 10 points.
In the nightcap match-up, the battle between two perennial contenders took place. R2K and Skull Gang faced one another in a shoot out. R2K applied full court pressure throughout the entire night but it wasn’t enough to stop the point guard facilitating of Rutgers University senior captain Myles Mack.
In the end, Skull Gang escaped with a 10 point win with the score of 63-53. Leading the way for Skull Gang was the honorable Big Ten selectee with 23 points and Shandel Stewart with 11 points.
In a losing effort, R2K was led by former Villanova Wildcats lightning quick scoring point guard Malcolm Grant who finished with a game high of 28 points.
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