July 25, 2007
Kenner upset ends Tombs bid
July 25, 2007 - In what many surmise the upset of this year's Jabbo Kenner League, the previously winless, and bottom seeded DC Jammers defeated league leader Tombs, 61-58 at Georgetown's McDonough Arena during quarterfinal action yesterday evening. The loss, while ending the organized summer hoops experiences of several Hoyas, including senior point guard Jonathan Wallace (13 points), sophomore forward/center Vernon Macklin (20 points), along with freshman point guard Chris Wright (16 points) and swingman Nikita Mescheriakov (5 points), buoyed the Jammers' championship hopes.
"It was a good win, a much needed win" stated a happy Kevan Creppy (9 points), a junior shooting guard from Bethune Cookman College. "We have some good guys, and we actually settled down and played some defense". This included defending Tombs' pick and roll attempts fairly well, despite a lack of size.
Given the Tombs' penchant for being a Georgetown-centric Kenner League team, and the games being held on the school's campus, Creppy admitted he and his mates were hyped "A little bit" as the team "needed to bring our 'A' game" to win". In his estimation, this included playing aggressively on the offensive end of the floor.
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