By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator
Stanley Okoye made his presence felt Thursday night at the Greater NC Pro-Am, dropping 18 points on Team Dreamworks in what ultimately proved to be the blowout of the year.
Hendrick of Durham came out hot in the first quarter, wrapping up the opening period with an 11 point lead, but the bleeding really started in the second quarter when Okoye outscored Team Dreamworks. Okoye's team led by as much as 20, and held on to the large advantage. As Team Dreamworks only scored eight points in the period, Hendrick of Durham headed into halftime on top, 41-22.
The third quarter was more of the same, with James Zimmerman and NCCU sophomore Nick Chasten each hitting three balls for Hendrick of Durham. Bishop Daniels found some points from the free throw line for Team Dreamworks, but it was not enough to cancel out the opposition's dominance. With three seconds remaining in the third quarter, Chandler Hawkins knocked down a pull up jumper to give Hendrick of Durham a 29 point lead before the final period.
Hawkins' fast break lay-up in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter extended the lead to 70-37, the largest deficit of the game. Daniels threw down an impressive alley-oop slam, but it was just about the only thing his team had to cheer about. Hendrick of Durham rolled to an easy win, 77-49.