MIDDLE ISLAND, NEW YORK -- This was being billed as super scoring machine Quincy Douby versus the deep talent of Our Savior New American.
Both really didn't disappoint. Douby scored 27 mosts, every point hard-earned. But Our Savior had too many athletes and bodies for the overmatched Grady High School team.
Ouma Sylla scored 18 points and Juan Palacios added 17 to lift Our Savior New American (New York) over Grady High School (New York City), 91-69, at the Rim Rocker tournament held on the campus of Longwood High School.
Sylla also handled most of the defensive duties on Douby and he did a tremendous job. More on Sylla later on this site.
Our Savior took a 25-14 lead after the first quarter. Our Savior head coach Rev. Ron Stelzer employed a box-and-1 on Douby, a terrific long-range shooter. It worked for the most part.
At the half, Our Savior led 40-26. Our Savior got some production out of their center position too. Junior Konimba Diarra, 6-9, 220-pounds, scored nine points in the quarter. Diarra finished with 13 points, one of his best offensive performances this season.
The lead moved to 62-43 by the start of the fourth quarter. Douby had been held to 13 points at this stage. It was garbage time throughout the fourth quarter when Douby started unleashing 30-footers.
But too little, too late. Too much talent outmatched the great skills of Douby, who is headed to Hofstra. The people of Hofstra though have to be excited about having Douby. If they can also keep some of this talent on Long Island, big things will happen at Hofstra in the future.