The state tournament is coming to a close as teams are fighting for sectional titles. Snyder and Colonia faced off for the North 2 Group 3 sectional final with the Patriots repeating as sectional champions with a 64-51 victory. Here…
The state tournament is coming to a close as teams are fighting for sectional titles. Snyder and Colonia faced off for the North 2 Group 3 sectional final with the Patriots repeating as sectional champions with a 64-51 victory. Here are the sectional title game standouts between Snyder and Colonia.
, 6’5 PF Colonia 2023
Taylor had a strong game down low as he finished off with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The 6’5 forward was able to get position down low throughout and finished through contact. Taylor made good passes during the game as he served as an outlet for the Patriots against the press. He ripped down rebounds at both ends of the floor and used his size to influence shots around the basket. Taylor is a physical forward whose ability to finish around the basket will help Colonia in the Group 3 State semifinals.
, 6’1 SG Snyder 2023
Jordan had a big game for the Tigers as he finished with a game-high 22 points. The 6’1 guard attacked the basket with a purpose as he was able to get to the rim and finish. Jordan was able to get to his spot on the floor throughout the game and shot the ball with confidence. He fought for rebounds on both ends of the floor and moved his feet on the defensive end. Jordan is a scoring guard prospect who had a big senior season for Snyder.
, 5’11 PG Colonia 2024
Jones led the way for the Patriots in the sectional final as he had a team-high 17 points. The 5’11 guard used his handle to get into the paint and finished nicely around the basket. Jones showed the ability to play off the ball as he was able to free himself for open shots in the backcourt. He made plays on the defensive end and helped the Patriots get out in transition during the game. Jones is a two-way guard prospect who will be looking to continue his strong play for Colonia in the state semifinals.
, 5’11 PG Snyder 2023
Robertson had a good all-around game for the Tigers as he did a little bit of everything for them. The 5’11 guard hustled back on defense as he had a couple of chase down blocks to prevent fast breaks layups for Colonia. Robertson went to the basket with a purpose as he finished nicely around the rim and was unafraid of drawing contact. He used his quickness to create separation from his defender and worked hard on the glass. Robertson is a gritty guard prospect whose ability to get to the rim and make plays on defense is something that will be key for him at the next level.
, 6’4 SG Colonia 2026
Derkack did a little bit of everything for the Patriots as he showed off his versatility. The 6’4 guard made good passes throughout the game as he helped Colonia break the press during the second half. Derkack was able to beat his defender off the bounce and finished nicely around the basket. He was a difference-maker on the defensive end as he used his combination of length and timing to swat shots around the basket. Derkack is a talented guard prospect who will be one to watch in the Garden State over the next three years.