"This win was for the tradition." - Milton Chavis
Those were the words said to me after the game by former Word Of God star & current assistant coach Milton Chavis. Chavis and the current starting PG for the Houston Rockets John Wall won many big games like tonight where the Holy Rams took down #8 nationally ranked Combine Academy 65-58 in a thriller on 3000 Rock Quarry Road.
The stars were out tonight as NBA Hall Of Famer Allen Iverson was in the building to see his young protege, 5 star sophomore Robert Dillingham. Early on the game went back and forth as both teams traded blows. Early on I felt Patrick Wessler of Combine did a really good job of being a rim protector & being active on both ends of the court. The strides he’s made since he’s been at Combine will take his recruitment to another level. For WOG, Khalil Marshall set the pace of the game early by getting into the paint, creating offense for hisself as well as others.
Going into the 4th quarter the game was tied at 52 after a controversial call of sorts. Dillingham hit a shot that was initially ruled a 3 but then was changed to a 2. That did not sit well with coach McInnis. The game changed in the 4th quarter thanks to BJ Keith. Keith was the primary defender on Dillingham in the 4th & he made it difficult by moving his feet sending him to the help. WOG also sent another defender to get the ball out of Dillingham’s hands & it proved to be the right move. Combine was unable to capitalize on a few layup attempts but still held on to a 1 pt lead 58-57 late in the game. A huge BJ Keith 3 with 2 minutes left gave WOG the lead for good & the Holy Rams secured their biggest win of the season .
Saiquone Harris (WOG) ➡️ 14 points
Po’Boigh King (WOG) ➡️13 points
Khalil Marshall (WOG) ➡️ 11 points
Jai Smith (WOG) ➡️ 11 points
BJ Keith (WOG) ➡️ 8 points
Robert Dillingham (COM) ➡️ 17 points
AJ Smith (COM) ➡️ 14 points
Jacori Owens (COM) ➡️ 8 points
Kris Robinson (COM) ➡️ 6 points
Kanayo Nwosu (COM) ➡️ 8 points
Bryce Alfino (COM) ➡️ 6 points
Patrick Wessler (COM) ➡️ 4 points
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