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Monday, February 16, 2015

UConn commit stars in title game

Andra Espinoza-Hunter, a rare sophomore commit, played a starring role as Blair Academy won its fifth straight Mid-Atlantic Prep League title over the weekend.

I didn't see any box scores from Sunday's title game so I watched the replay of the game available on youtube and I had Espinoza-Hunter with 24 points (aided by four 3-pointers and two three-point plays), four rebounds, two assists and four steals in Blair's 65-42 win over the Peddie School.

According to a tweet by Blair Academy coach Quint Clarke, Espinoza-Hunter had 57 points and eight 3-pointers in the tournament as Blair defeated the Hun School 90-68 in Saturday's semifinals and then topped Peddie in the title game. The numbers are all the more impressive when you consider that there are four seniors headed to play college basketball on the team as Batouly Camara (Kentucky) and Bre Cavanaugh (California) are Division I signees, Cy Lippold is also a Division I recruit who is headed to Dartmouth while Lauren Vostal is bound for Williams.

Next up is a state semifinal game against Lawrenceville. If Blair wins, the state championship game is on Saturday.

It has been a rough season for some of the nation's top seniors as Tennessee senior center Isabelle Harrison tore her ACL in a game against rival Kentucky. She joins Minnesota's Rachel Banham and Nneka Enemkpali as the third prominent senior to be lost for the season.

I happened to be watching the early portion of the second half of yesterday's Tennessee/Kentucky when Harrison's right knee bended back in a manner than knees aren't supposed to bend. Harrison, who already had a brace on the knee, was screaming in pain before she hit the floor and had to be carried off the court. Tennessee confirmed what anybody who was watching the game pretty much assumed and that was that Harrison's career at Tennessee was over.



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