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July 26, 2008

A Breakdown Championships

LAS VEGAS- The Reebok Summer Championships ended with a grueling three game run for the finalists, and the Team Breakdown guard tandem of Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight was more than up for the challenge.

Team Breakdown 81, D-One Sports 64

The dynamic duo of Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight was just too much for D-One Sports. Boynton, who defended John Wall before Team Breakdown went zone down the stretch, fired in a game high 26 points on 10-19 shooting from the field.

A killer throughout the tournament, Boynton had a winning edge to his game that could only be matched by his running mate. Knight, who put on a show in both the quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday, came up big again in the finals with 24 points on 10-18 shooting. His determined effort also produced eight rebounds. Between the two of them, they only had three turnovers in thee game.

John Wall managed only a pedestrian effort compared to his inspired play throughout the event. He scored 20 points on 6-17 shooting and only turned the ball over once, but only managed two turnovers with his team struggling from the field as he was.

Ryan Kelly struggled both from the field and on the boards, hitting only 4-13 from the field for 12 points and grabbing only two rebounds (both offensive) while being outplayed by Team Breakdown big man Keith Clanton.

Semifinals: Team Breakdown 68, Triple Threat 53

Knight was the story of this game with his game high 22 points on an array of impressive scores. He hit 8-16 shots from the field with 4-9 coming from behind the arc. Knight also had six rebounds and three assists to two turnovers.

Boynton wasn't too bad either. He scored 14 points on 5-11 shooting, but most importantly demonstrated the ability to play the set up role dishing out seven assists to two turnovers. He also grabbed three steals.

Pe'Shon Howard was a strong contributor off the bench for Team Breakdown with his ten point, six rebound, three assist effort.

Leading the way for Triple Threat was post man Chris Braswell. The former Georgetown commitment scored 21 points on 8-14 shooting from the field while also grabbing 10 rebounds.

Indiana commitment Maurice Creek contributed 11 points on 4-8 shooting with 3-6 from behind the arc.

Semifinals: D-One Sports 79, Houston Elite 67

Wall put together an impressive stat line in this semifinal game with 22 points, eight rebounds, ten assists, three steals and only two turnovers. With Houston Elite employing a 3-2 zone Wall wisely picked his moments to attack and took advantage of the hot shooting hand of J.T. Terrell.

Terrell lit it up from the field and free throw line for a game high 29 points on 7-12 shooting from the field, 4-7 from behind the arc and 11-11 from the line.

Kelly struggled from the field in this game as well, scoring six points on 2-9 shooting to go along with six rebounds.

Point guard Tim Frazier had an impressive showing for Houston Elite. He knocked down 21 points on 7-13 shooting from the field while also grabbing an impressive eight rebounds to go along with five assists to three turnovers.

Post player Jonnie Robinson also had a strong game against the thin frontline of D-One Sports, scoring 17 points on 7-9 shooting to go along with six rebounds.


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