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SCA Finishes Second In Tourney--(May 28, 2002)

We knew that Ollie Goulston would have some news upon SCA's return to SoCal, and we received his report this afternoon.   Here's the report about the Southern California All-Stars or "SCA" and how they did at the Bob Gibbons Memorial Day Tournament of Champions.  Many thanks to Ollie for passing along the info:

SCA finishes 5-1 at Bob Gibbons TOC, captures 2nd Place

The Southern California All-Stars (SCA) traveled to North Carolina for the 9th Annual Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions and managed to come away with a 2nd Place finish in the 17-Under National Division.  Prior to losing to the Tim Thomas Playaz in the finals, SCA racked up 5 wins against DC Assault (67-47), Team Texas Elite (62-61), Illinois Fire (73-72 OT), North Carolina Red Storm (72-51), and New Jersey Celtics (76-61). 

Marcus Williams (Jr, Crenshaw) and Rayshawn Reed (Jr, Inglewood) were both named to the TOC All-Tournament team. Williams led SCA in scoring with an average of 17.8 per game, while also dishing out 5.5 assists per game. Reed finished at a clip of 15.5 per game, while Mohamed Abukar (Jr, Rancho Bernardo) added 11.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. David Burgess (So, Woodbridge) also grabbed 10.4 rebounds per game for SCA. 

Attached (see below) are the overall stats for SCA , while the following is the roster of players:

#   Player   Height   Class   School
3   Marcus Wiliams   6'3"   Junior   Crenshaw
4   Arron Afflalo   6'4"   Sophomore   Compton Centenniel
5   Rayshawn Reed   6'0"   Junior   Inglewood
21   Mohamed Abukar   6'9"   Junior   Rancho Bernardo
22   Darryl Best   6'3"   Freshman   El Toro
23   Keith Spencer   6'6"   Junior   Eastlake
24   Jeff Childress   6'6"   Junior   Mayfair
33   Marcel Jones   6'6"   Sophomore   Mater Dei
34   Chris Henry   6'8"   Sophomore   Mater Dei
44   David Burgess   6'10"   Sophomore   Woodbridge
50   Marlon Howe   6'8"   Sophomore   Fallbrook

In the finals, the Tim Thomas Playaz jumped out to an early 21-point lead and never looked back in defeating SCA. Earl Smith Jr (Jr, Lakewood) paced the Playaz with 19 points, while TOC Tournament MVP, Sean Banks (Jr, Bergen Catholic) chipped in 10 points. Jamar Nutter (Jr, Seton Hall Prep) also added 10 points for the Playaz, who finished the tournament with a record of 5-1. Mohamed Abukar (Jr, Rancho Bernardo) led SCA with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while David Burgess (So, Woodbridge) grabbed 22 boards. Marcus Williams (Jr, Crenshaw) also added 11 points for SCA in the disappointing loss.

In semi-final action, SCA overcame an 8-0 deficit to start the game, and then built a 25-point lead in crushing DC Assault, 67-47. Rayshawn Reed (Jr, Inglewood) led SCA with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while backcourt mate Marcus Williams added 11 points.  Marcel Jones (So, Mater Dei) chipped in 10 points as SCA advanced to the Championship game. Ricky Branham (So, Cardozo) led DC Assault with 12 points, while Tre Kelly (Jr, Dunbar) added 7 points. DC Assault who won their pool over the Long Island Panthers and Georgia Stars, dropped to 3-2 in the tournament.

In the quarterfinals, SCA battled back from a 14-point second half deficit to beat Team Texas Elite 62-61 as Marcus Williams swished a running 8-footer at the buzzer. Williams' 25 points led SCA while Rayshawn Reed tossed in 15 points. Mohamed Abukar added 8 points and 11 boards, while David Burgess grabbed 8 rebounds. Keith Spencer (Jr, Eastlake) also added 6 points and 5 boards for SCA. Chris Low (Jr, Gorman) led Team Texas with 18 points, while Jason Horton (So, Cedar Hill) added 11 points. Team Texas who captured their pool over Raymond Felton's Beach Ball Select finished the tournament with a 3-1 mark.

In a classic pool play match-up, SCA battled from 10 points down late in the game to beat the Illinois Fire in overtime, 73-72. Mohamed Abukar's 2 free throws with 10 seconds remaining in regulation sent it to overtime, while Marcus Williams' critical "3" in O.T. gave SCA the cushion it needed. Williams led all scorers with 32 points, while Rayshawn Reed added 19 points and 6 assists. Abukar also chipped in with 9 rebounds for SCA who captured their pool with a 3-0 record. D. Mason led the Fire with 21 points, while Lorenzo Thompson (Jr, Crane) added 15 points.   Florentino Valencia (Jr, Crane) also chipped in 12 points for the Fire who were eliminated with a 2-1 record.

In the 2nd round of pool play, SCA jumped out to an early 11-point lead and cruised from there in beating the North Carolina Red Storm, 72-51. Rayshawn Reed paced SCA with 21 points and 6 assists, while Marcus Williams added 16 points, 8 assists, and 5 steals. Mohamed Abukar also chipped in 12 points, while David Burgess grabbed 9 boards. Chris Henry (So, Mater Dei) also added 6 points for SCA. Robert Perry (Jr, Hillside) led the Red Storm with 17 points while Kevin Sumner (Jr, Hillside) added 11 points.

In the opening game of pool play, SCA fought off a pesky New Jersey Celtics team to come away with the victory, 76-61. Mohamed Abukar paced SCA with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Marcel Jones added 17 points. Marcus Williams enjoyed a great overall game as he finished with 12 points, 11 assists, and 6 steals, while Rayshawn Reed and Arron Afflalo (So, Compton Centenniel) both chipped in 11 points. David Burgess (So, Woodbridge) also added 10 boards for SCA. Michael Nardi (Jr, St. Patrick's) led the Celtics with 20 points, while Robert Hines (Jr, St. Patrick's) added 15 points.

SCA, after their 5-1 finish at Gibbons, ended the spring season with a record of 13-3. In addition to their 2nd place showing at Gibbons, SCA captured the Double Pump Las Vegas Easter Classic Championship and made it to the "sweet 16" of the Houston Kingwood Classic. Among SCA's 13 victories are wins over top national programs such as Illinois Fire, DC Assault, Team Texas Elite, H Squad, Pump 'n' Run, EBO, and Bloomington Red. SCA's 3 losses this spring have been to teams that have all won national spring tournaments; Houston Hoops (Kingwood Classic), Ft. Sooy No Limit (Spiece Invitational), and Tim Thomas Playaz (Bob Gibbons TOC). 


Southern California All-Stars (SCA)

#

Player

Games

Points

PPG

FG's

FG %

FT's

FT %

3-Pter's

3-Pt %

Rebounds

Blocks

Assists

Steals

Turnovers

3

Marcus Williams

6

107

17.8

41 - 98

.418

13 - 18

.722

12 - 39

.308

23 (3.8)

0

33 (5.5)

23 (3.8)

18 (3.0)

4

Arron Afflalo

6

28

4.7

10 - 36

.278

6 - 10

.600

2 - 13

.154

15 (2.5)

0

7 (1.2)

5 (0.8)

9 (1.5)

5

Rayshawn Reed

6

93

15.5

30 - 87

.345

26 - 38

.684

7 - 23

.304

31 (5.2)

0

20 (3.3)

14 (2.3)

13 (2.2)

21

Mohamed Abukar

6

66

11.0

29 - 47

.617

7 - 10

.700

1 - 2

.500

52 (8.7)

4 (0.7)

7 (1.2)

1 (0.2)

6 (1.0)

22

Darryl Best

2

2

1.0

1 - 1

1.000

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

Keith Spencer

6

22

3.7

10 - 16

.625

2 - 4

.500

0

0

27 (4.5)

1 (0.2)

0

1 (0.2)

1 (0.2)

24

Jeff Childress

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 (0.3)

0

0

0

0

33

Marcel Jones

6

38

6.3

15 - 43

.349

2 - 2

1.000

6 - 16

.375

16 (2.7)

0

5 (0.8)

3 (0.5)

8 (1.3)

34

Chris Henry

6

23

3.8

11 - 18

.611

1 - 3

.333

0

0

17 (2.8)

1 (0.2)

1 (0.2)

1 (0.2)

0

44

David Burgess

6

27

4.5

9 - 32

.281

9 - 18

.500

0 - 1

.000

64 (10.7)

7 (1.2)

3 (0.5)

2 (0.3)

5 (0.8)

50

Marlon Howe

2

1

0.5

0

0

1 - 2

.500

0

0

1 (0.5)

0

2 (1.0)

0

0

 

TOTAL

6

407

67.8

156 - 378

.413

67 - 105

.638

28 - 93

.301

247 (41.2)

13 (2.2)

78 (13.0)

50 (8.3)

60 (10.0)

* Per game averages are in parenthesis.

Points Allowed:

368

Points/Game Allowed:

61.3

Record:

5 - 1

Game Results:

Win vs. New Jersey Celtics

76 - 61

Win vs. North Carolina Red Storm

72 - 51

Win vs. Illinois Fire

73 - 72 (OT)

Win vs. Team Texas Elite

62 - 61

Win vs. DC Assault

67 - 47

Loss vs. Tim Thomas Playaz

57 - 76 Championship

 

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