Prospects bring down Ballers
March 5, 2014
FORT BENNING, Ga., (March 5, 2014) -- The Prospects beat the Ballers 27-16 during Child, Youth & School Services 9- to 11-year-old basketball action Saturday at Santiago Gym.
The Prospects led in the first quarter with a 7-0 run before the Ballers scored their lone point on a free throw.
Donyae Frazier, the game's leading scorer with 13 points, had a strong game despite facing a tough defense and was helped by his Prospects teammates who were strong on the offensive boards.
Prospects coach James Harris said his team played extremely well because they were good listeners and pay attention in practice and the game.
"We practiced a lot of drills that most coaches don't do at this age," he said. "But I have been coaching for more than 20 years, so I try to make sure they know the game. Instead of getting rebounds and bringing the balls to their stomach, I teach them like they teach them in high school and college (to) bring the ball up and make good passes.
"When they do things ... (when) they react to me while they are on the court ... they know that if I tell them to get to certain places things will happen for them."
The Ballers stepped up their defense in the second half, but it wasn't enough to stop the Prospects. On offense, the Ballers managed to score only four points in the second half.
Prospects' Jaquan Clark made two shots, back-to-back 3-pointers, in the final quarter to help secure the win.
"My kids just really listen. I got a real good team," he said.