14U Silver Championship: Team Rogue Vs Queen City Thunder

Team Rogue got off to a scorching hot start in this one, largely due to their full court zone press that created a lot of issues for the Queen City Thunder early on.  Getting out to an early lead proved to be vital for Team Rogue, as the Queen City Thunder ended the first half strong, and came out of the halftime break with a ton of purpose and heart.  They fought to cut the lead within 5 at one point, but it wasn’t quite enough as Team Rogue came away with the 55-43 win!

QC Thunder 2023:

5’9 2023 Coby Jackson:

A smooth versatile young player that found a way to come up big defensively in the 2nd half, coming up with multiple big steals and turned it into easy buckets at the other end.  Finished with 14 points and did a great job getting to the line, slowing the game down in the comeback effort that eventually fell short.

5’9 2023 Demarion Reynolds:

Reynolds was arguably his teams most consistent offensive option in this one, he was unbelievable at the point of attack, constantly getting by his man and finishing in the lane at a great level.  He finished with 14 points in this one, and is poised for a big summer if he can continue to play with this attacking mentality.

Team Rogue 2023:

6’1 2023 Wade Witcher:

Witcher is a really smart young wing player that showcased his ability to make excellent reads in the high post and have a really productive game in the process.  He finished with 15 points on the day and had a constant presence throughout the contest.  In the 2nd half when his team started to get a little more frazzled with the QC Thunder’s defensive pressure, he was able to get to the line and slow things down for his team, which was really important.  Definitely one of the top players in the 14U division this weekend that I was able to see. 

6’4 2023 Brandon Dufore:

Arguably the best long term prospect in this game, Dufore was able to provide a great presence on the inside at both ends of the court throughout the contest.  He excelled on the defensive glass while finishing extremely well around the rim on the other end.  As he continues to grow and get more aggressive, expect Dufore to enjoy a great high school career in the near future.