D4 has some gamers! This was a competitive matchup, each side dishing out gutsy performances all the way to the wire. Dig in and get familiar with some of D4’s finest! MVP: Harry Molesworth Harry Molesworth, 6’4 F – Rivendell…
D4 has some gamers! This was a competitive matchup, each side dishing out gutsy performances all the way to the wire. Dig in and get familiar with some of D4’s finest!
MVP: Harry Molesworth
Harry Molesworth, 6’4 F – Rivendell Academy Class of 2023
It was clear from the tip that Harry was on a mission. Athletic, strong, and nimble, Molesworth absolutely dominated the interior on both ends. He reeled in a ton of boards to keep MVC to single shot possessions. But his offensive rebounding was even more striking. He must’ve had 5+ offensive boards, all of which culminated in strong finishes at the cup. Then defensively, he locked down the paint and at the same time he showed fantastic mobility on the wing. Harry even flashed some coast-to-coast ability off of rebounds. And his vision is excellent in the halfcourt. Molesworth finished with a huge stat-line; 15 points, 19 boards, five assists and five steals. Kid was electric.
Ashton Pierson, 6’1 W – Rivendell Academy Class of 2023
The inside/out wing demonstrated his versatility, making an impact in the paint and on the perimeter. Pierson battled for boards inside, reeling in six throughout the game. Plus, he showed nice instincts offensively. He made sly cuts into space against MVC’s zone, added couple of nice slashes, and found some hustle buckets, adding 11 points. Moreover, he’s a stout defender who provided timely help defense. Ashton made a big impact through the entire four quarters.
Josiah Welch, 6’0 G/W – Rivendell Academy Class of 2023
Stocky yet athletic, Josiah utilized his physical tools to thwart one of MVC’s best players, Goodwin. Welch applied strong ball pressure, using quick feet and a strength to stick with Abel and keep him from getting to his spots. Moreover, he provided a few buckets on the offensive end. Welch got to the rim both in the open court and the halfcourt, snaking through the defense and using the rim to protect his finish. Josiah’s two-way effort was pivotal.
Joel Roberts, 5’10 G – Mid Vermont Christian Academy Class of 2023
Roberts had his shot dialed in from range! I had Joel down for four three-pointers, a couple of which were a few feet behind the line. Yet it wasn’t all deep balls. Joel showed solid slashing ability as he got inside the second layer for a couple finishes. Roberts kept his team alive with his scoring, putting up 17 of MVC’s 41 points. Roberts had it rolling.
Abel Goodwin, 6’1 G/W – Mid Vermont Christian Academy Class of 2024
Rivendell put a lot of attention on Abel, limiting Goodwin’s ability to find anything easy on the offensive end. He managed to sink a three, work the post, and get to the line for a few free throws, but he had to resort to facilitating much of the game. Goodwin brought the ball up against pressure, got guys into spots, and fed the hot hand. Moreover, he had a ton on his plate as he manned the middle of MVC’s 2-3 zone, battling Molesworth all night. The recent Dream Dozen selection put together a solid effort amidst Rivendell’s well-oiled machine.