I won’t be out at the County Center for tonight’s game. I have some plans with my wife and won’t be able to attend. My colleagues Mike Dougherty and Rob Cristino will have the coverage.
The consolation game will be interesting. It’ll be tough, but I think Kennedy can win. The Gaels play hard and they work hard. As you probably saw me say on Twitter, their big men really run the floor. That might really work against New Ro, which did not always get back last night and did not distinguish itself by its level of execution. Yet, having said that, New Rochelle’s Joe Clarke will give Kennedy all sorts of problems in the paint. That was the weakness of Kennedy’s defense, which applied great pressure but wasn’t great controlling the defensive glass or patrolling the paint.
It should be interesting. I’ll take New Ro close and Jamestown in the final.
At the County Center:
Consolation: New Rochelle vs. Kennedy, 6 p.m.
Championship: Jamestown vs. Kingston, 8 p.m.
New Rochelle 56, Kennedy 55: The same Kirkland Ottey who committed a turnover in the final seconds that resulted in a loss to Kingston not even 24 hours earlier, hit a 3 with 6.7 seconds to play to lift the Huguenots. Kennedy had a five-point lead with 1:21 to go, but committed a pair of costly turnovers down the stretch.
Kingston 67, Jamestown 51: It was only close for a couple of minutes. Jovan Coffey led the Tigers with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Justin Robinson picked up the MVP trophy after totaling 35 points in two games at the County Center. Tommy Campion had 26 points to lead the Red Raiders.