(INWOOD, NEW YORK CITY) – On the first two nights of Week 7 Dyckman Basketball headed indoors to their rain site.
Monday, Rodney Park/T2T faced off with Team Jimmy Jazz in a highly competitive battle. Kedar Edwards (UTM ’17) has been having a great summer and it continued Monday night, when he scored 19 points in the 73-69 victory. It was his teammate however, Miguel “Miles High” Millien (Idaho St. ’09) who had the monster game, notching a game-high 27 points and 9 rebounds. Jabarie Hinds (UMass ’16) finished with a team-high 20 points for Jimmy Jazz.
Tuesday night we saw two winless teams hungry for a victory face off, Strictly Business and Team 914. Strictly Business went younger for this game and it helped. Led by St. Raymond’s HS rising senior, Omar Silverio they defeated Team 914, 69-62. Silverio was scorching hot in the first half, scoring all his game-high 20 in this half including six three-pointers.
Wednesday we were back at the park and the action was heavy. Defending champs, Skull Gang notched their first win of the season with a 86-77 victory over Taylor Made/BTL. Sean Armand (Iona ’14) was the catalyst for Skull Gang, dropping a game-high 28 points. Combine Skull Gang’s desperate need for a win and Taylor Made being short-handed and only having six players in uniform and the game was over early.
In the nightcap, we saw Team Fancy handle Team Kemba 82-75. Zamal Nixon (Houston ‘11) formerly of Rodney Park, switched over to Team Fancy and fit in wonderfully at his new home. His game-high 17 points led the way, his biggest basket was a four-point play late in the game that sealed the victory for Team Fancy.
Friday night we continued the theme of winless teams finally getting into the victory column. This time it was Dominican Power defeating Team 914, 67-60. Gio McLean (Texas Tech ’17) was hot early, scoring 17 of his game-high 21 points in the first half. In the second half it was the steady play of Putnam Science rising senior, Jose Perez (16 points) who boosted Dominican Power past 914.
Lastly, Showstoppers/TMT defeated Ave Life, 71-65 in the final game of the night. Devin Brooks (Creighton ’14) continued his hot play for Showstoppers, leading the way for them with a team-high 19 points. Ave Life was without their franchise player Jordan Aaron but still managed to put up a fight.
Author Miguel Rodriguez has extensive experience covering the Dyckman Summer League
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