The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


November 27, 2012

Panthers' strength, size too much for APA

ANDERSON, Ind. — Anthony Bennett and Jared Bourff used size and brute strength to combine for 42 points and 24 rebounds as the Elwood Panthers turned back Anderson Preparatory Academy on the way to a 71-51 win.

The Panthers (1-1) went on a 12-0 run to start the game Tuesday, but by the 7:03 mark of the second quarter the Jets (1-1) used their quickness to speed up the game and grabbed a 19-18 lead.

That would be the Jets’ last lead of the game.

Bennett used his 6-foot-4 frame to muscle in shot-after-shot and was able to hit his first five of the game. Bourff at 6-foot-2 used more of an inside-outside approach by hitting from long range and in the paint.

The two combined for 20 of their team’s 34 points at the half, while also grabbing 12 rebounds in the first 16 minutes. Dakin Updegraff added seven more points for Elwood on the way to a comfortable 34-25 lead at the intermission.

Despite the 20-point win Elwood coach Corey Jackson wasn’t happy with his team’s 19 turnovers.

“It’s always nice to get the first win, kind of get the monkey off your back, so that was good,” he said. “Overall not real happy. I mean we kind of talked about it — just sloppy. Sloppy play.”

Jackson tempered his comments by saying that he has two point guards who haven’t had a lot of varsity minutes, and the sloppiness is to be somewhat expected.

He said that what surprised him the most in the game was the 12-0 start they jumped out to at the beginning of the game after not having a good practice on Monday.

“I was kind of surprised at how we started,” Jackson said. “I was kind of surprised. I didn’t think we would start quite that strong, but (the) guys were hungry. They’re hungry to win, rightfully so. I give them credit, they put a lot of work in over the last year.”

Anderson Preparatory coach David Bradford knows full well what gave his team fits, and that is something he will prepare his players for since these same two teams meet on Dec. 29 in the Madison County tournament.

“We’ve got to have a better answer for the big fella (Bennett) inside or for the Bourff kid, either one,” he said. “If they posted us up we had no answer tonight. We don’t have any height, that’s for sure, and we don’t have any beef either.”

Bradford said his team will be working on blocking out starting today to help offset what it lacks in size.

One of the bright spots for his squad was the play off the bench of Noah Long. He scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half on 4-of-5 shooting and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.

“He did a nice job for us,” Bradford said of Long’s play. “He got a little winded in the second quarter, but I didn’t take him out because, ‘you’re the only guy scoring, you got to stay in the game, son.’”

The Jets got 13 points from Tyler Smith-Johnson and 12 from Tony Gillespie to round out their three double-figure scorers.

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