Tigers Development Team Starts New Season Off With A Bang
Champion Christian College Development team travelled to Springdale, AR to take on Craig Tyson Prep, and the team did not disappoint the fans in attendance. After somewhat of a slow start, The Tigers got over the pre game jitters and turned it up, getting out in transition and getting easy buckets to start the game. The first half was a real back and forth affair, as Tyson Prep had a very active 2-3, something the Tigers weren't prepared for. The highlight of the first half came from Aden Henderson forcing a steal, diving on the floor to pass to a teammate, who threw the ball ahead to Jordan Faltine to finish the And-1 breakaway layup. That wasn't the only highlight, as Josh Walpole and Malik Laurent traded dunks throughout the game. After 20 minutes of play, the Tigers took a 8 point lead into half. After some great adjustments at half time, The Tigers took off, running the offense efficiently and forcing a ton of turnovers with their active press. The shots weren't falling for the team, but their hustle and determination on rebounds allowed the Tigers to get extra shots at the basket, where they were most efficient. Overall the game was was much needed for the team and provided Champion with a great learning experience, getting valuable reps against a talented team, and the Tigers were able to walk away with a 94-69 win. The highlight of the second half was following a steal, Connor Kincannon pushed the ball ahead in transition, then threw it up for Robert Carrigan who flushed down the Alley-oop that got the whole team on their feet.
Some Notable Stats From The Game:
The Tigers forced Craig Tyson Prep into 30 turnovers, which fueled their offense for most of the game.
Josh Walpole led the team with 26 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 3 steals
Malik Laurent finished the night with 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 block
Connor Kincannon handled the rock with poise and ended with with 15 points and 4 steals
Tuvaris Noonan did a little of bit everything with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, and 4 steals
Deon Lawson provided great minutes off the bench with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals
Robert Carrigan and Jordan Faltine both finished with 7 points on the game, while Robert cleaned the glass ending with 11 rebounds, and Jordan controlled the pace at the point guard position.
The Tigers Development team will be right back at it with a home game Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 in the Champion Community Center, for the complete schedule, please click here.