LEWES, Del. -- Though they play very different positions, 6-8 power forward Kevin Bookout and 6-4 shooting guard J.J. Redick share one thing in common: they've got to come up big each time out if their teams are going to win.
So when the two matched up on Saturday evening at the Slam Dunk to the Beach, both players knew they had to come up big. And both of them did, but it was Redick's Cave Spring team that pulled away late from Bookout's Stroud club for a 75-67 victory in a Tommy Jacobs Memorial tilt.
Bookout won the personal battle, out-dueling Redick 36-34 in the scoring column. Cave Spring won the game because it was willing to make the extra pass, and it knocked down three pointers and free throws at crucial points in the contest.
The Knights took the lead for good in the fourth quarter on a three pointer from guard Andrew Davison that made it 58-55. Moments later, Davison hit another backbreaker from beyond the arc to extend Cave Spring's lead to 65-59.
Stroud tried to get back in the game by fouling the Knights, but Cave Spring converted 15 of its 17 chances from the charity stripe in the contest.
In addition to scoring 34 points (12/24 FGs; 2/8 treys), Redick also collected four assists and three steals.
Davison only hit five baskets the entire game, but four of them were three pointers, so he finished with 15 points on the night.
As for Bookout, he had a field day against the small Cave Spring front line, hitting on 15 of 16 from the floor while hauling down 18 rebounds.
Like Davison, Stroud featured a three point connoisseur in guard in Derrick Morris. All six of his made field goal attempts came from beyond the arc, and he finished with 19 points almost exclusively on his rainbow treys.
The Stroud/Cave Spring matchup was part of the Tommy Jacobs Memorial series at this year's Slam Dunk.