Richard Sanders Makes Henrico Front Runner to Repeat Regardless of who they throw out on the floor, Vance Harmon’s Henrico team is always going to be a tough out. However, after a family tragedy sent 6’8 senior wing Richard Sanders…
Richard Sanders Makes Henrico Front Runner to Repeat
Steward School With a Complete Makeover
Brett Buisson Puts on a Show for Godwin
In the best game of the evening, Mills Godwin held off Thomas Dale in a 72-67 thriller that saw Dale cut a 10 point lead with less than two minutes to go all the way to a one possession game. However, the real story was senior guard Brett Buisson for Godwin, who lit it up all game long from all over the court. There were no stats, but it’s easily feasible to say Buisson finished with over 30 points, and had to have hit at least six three-pointers. What made it even more impressive is that Dale knew that he would be taking the shots, would play pretty good defense, and Buisson would still find a way to score it. He showed off his intelligence and ability to get to his spot, and he’s able to create good shots for himself at all three levels. Expect him to score a lot of points for Godwin this year.
Hermitage Young Core Looks Promising
While Hermitage has struggled in the past, both in the wins column and keeping some of their most talented players, their core group of young guys has the future looking bright if they all stay together. Playing without senior leader and motor man Robbie Osbourne who plays volleyball, Hermitage ran through Tucker, leading by more than 20 points for most of the game. The trio of junior wing Tim Coward, sophomore point guard JoJo Morris and freshman forward Torreaz Settles showed great chemistry together, and Hermitage played with energy and passion from the tip. It will be interesting to see how the young guys develop together over the season, especially Settles who was a star on JV as just an eighth grader last year. New Head Coach Robert Rice has to be happy with the young talent he’ll get to work with.
- Senior point guard Elijah Gregory of Thomas Dale was better than advertised Monday night. Despite Buisson stealing the spotlight in the win, the 5’9 Gregory went right back at him, showing a shifty handle and the ability to hit it from deep off the dribble. He was hard to keep out of the lane, and was a big reason that Dale almost pulled off the late comeback.
- Colleges that are looking for a late division one point guard need to consider Gus Rowland of Henrico as a serious candidate. The 5’10 guard is as skilled as they come, and he puts constant pressure on the defense with his ability to get in the lane. He dictates the flow of the offense, is a tenacious on ball defender, sees the floor well and has improved his jump shot a lot. While some question his motor, he’s a winner that rises to the occasion in big games and big match ups.