Geo Metro shines In Triple Header Sunday!
You can put another triple header in the books for the Goodman League. Sunday night was packed with the action but it also had blowouts.
In the second game of the day Cool Dads defeated Team Evolution 54-31, overpowering them in the second half. In the first half, both teams started off slow both teams only scoring 15 points in the first half. Team Evolution had the support of the crowd, mainly because of their diverse team – commissioner Miles calling them his “International team”. Sanar aka “Joe Pesci”, got the crowd hype when he put a move on Bam before cupping him with a layup. That was pretty much the only highlight for Evolution.
Cool Dads outscored Evolution 39-16 in the second half, led by Chris and Lil Kyrie. The guards combined 19 points in the second half. Cool Dads began to smother Evolution and forced to make bad decisions with the ball. Majority of Evolution bad offense came from hesitation and too much thinking, also their shots were not dropping. Schwimmer led the team in scoring with 15 points, knocking down three treys in the second half.
In the primetime game, Geo-Metro took down The Showstoppers, 63-48 to bring their Goodman record to 2-2. Geo Metro circled this game on the calendar, knowing that the Showstoppers are one of the premier teams in the DMV Summer League Circuit.
“They’re a popular team in the area and we just took a loss to them [in another league] and we was hurting from that. This was a big game for us.” said Phil Hawkins.
Hawkins has been impressed the last two outings I seen from him. His goal is to become one of the best players in the Goodman League, hopefully making the next Goodman20 list. He is on the right track.
The backcourt for Geo Metro of Phil Hawkins and Rafriel Guthrie out of Towson University proved themselves to be one of the top backcourts in the league. Phil finished with 14 points and a few dimes, doing a great job of controlling the offense, while Rafriel took on the scoring load leading the team with 18 points.
“I been think we have the best backcourt in the league, I been telling them that [Phil & Rafriel].” Ceo Mo said about his two guards.
Geo Metro controlled the game from start to finish. You could tell they were playing with extra motivation by the way they were attacking the basket. Rafriel made a living at the charity strike, forcing the referees to make some difficult calls.
“Our coach preached attack but we knew if we get down here [Goodman League] we could cause havoc on their bigs” Rafriel said. “We knew we had to attack J-Dubb and not let him sit on offense and just score. He’s a good scorer but we wanted to force him to play defense as well.”
J-Dubb got off to another fast start for the showstoppers but he was the only scoring threat for the Showstoppers. This has become a recurring theme for the Showstoppers this season, playing without another bonafide scorer. Dubb finished with 26 points on a hobbled ankle. He finished the whole game but the Showstoppers will need to find another scorer.
Geo Metro will have to wait to find out when the next game will be as we enter the final week of June.Here is a list of the games during the final week of June:
Lincoln Park v. Ariyuan, Monday
BF Crazies v. FunkHouse, Tuesday
Team Madness v. White Chocolate All-Stars, Wednesday
All Daz v Awash, Thursday
R.E. v GrindTime, Friday
Triple Header, Saturday