Wednesday, August 4, 2010

D1 Sports 75 Lucky Seven 61

By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator

Game two of the evening at the Greater NC Pro-Am featured some big time names as Duke's Ryan Kelly and D1 Sports tipped off against former Western Kentucky forward Adarius Pegues and Lucky Seven.

Pegues helped push his team to an early 9-2 lead after converting the old-fashioned three point play and following shortly after with a trey ball. D1 Sports eventually got into a rhythm on the other end, and a James Crowder tip-in closed the lead to 15-14. Despite Kelly's lay-in as time expired, Lucky Seven still held on to a one point lead after one quarter of play.

Quincy Miller, the number two overall high school prospect in the class of 2011, helped D1 Sports reclaim the advantage, scoring five of his 19 points in the second quarter. Duke's Andre Dawkins contributed to the action, bringing Blue Devil fans to their feet after throwing the ball off the glass to set up Ryan Kelly for a two-handed jam. D1 Sports held a 33-28 lead at the half.

NCCU's Dominique Sutton showed off the high percentage shot in the third quarter, slamming in a pair of dunks to the crowd's delight. D1 Sports had answers on the other side of the floor, however. Kelly and Marcus Fisher added a pair of three points to protect their lead, taking a seven point advantage into the fourth period.

Miller's flashy play was the story of the fourth quarter as D1 Sports ran away with the lead. The high school standout showed off his deadly range, exceptional ball-handling and seemingly unstoppable ability to penetrate to the rack. As the buzzer sounded, Miller put the icing on the cake as he showed tremendous elevation on a windmill slam for his team's final two points. D1 Sports got the W, 75-61.

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