On Point along with Kenner League commissioner Van Johnson celebrate after winning the championship 118-111 over the previously unbeaten Tombs
"Yo Cardell, we play in the championship...and we we're gonna win it too" said On Point forward Raymar Watson. So it wasn't surprising to me at all that Watson was the happiest and loudest person in McDonough after the final buzzer sounded cementing the Kenner League (Nike DC Pro City) championship for On Point. He was celebrating the most, not only for the guaranteed being delivered, he was also celebrating knocking off an undefeated Tombs squad in one of the most competitive Kenner League championships in years.
The heavily favored Tombs who were playing without an injured Marcus Derrickson, enlisted the help of former Hoya standout and NBA vet Jerome Williams to combat On Point's standout forward from George Washington Tyler Cavanaugh. The thinking was with Williams experience and leadership combined with the Tombs deadly guard attack of Rodney Pryor (Georgetown), Jagan Mosely (Georgetown) and Tyler Hubbard (Loyola University), it would eventually overwhelm On Point, and for the first half, that assumption was reality. With Williams controlling the boards, battling Cavanaugh and displaying some slick passing for assist, the Tombs led On Point 50-43 in a close one. Cavanaugh was locked in, scoring 24 first half points to pace On Point while Pryor continued his summer long eye opening play with an explosive 19 points at the half. At the start of the second half, On Point point guard Tre Kelley (South Carolina/Pro) put on a clinic of how to play point guard. Kelley went off for 14 points at the start of the second half, to pace On Point, nobody on the Tombs could guard him. The problem was, nobody could guard the Tombs Pryor and Hoya freshman Jagan Mosely either. Pryor scored 15 points while Mosely added 9 points in a back an forth battle of talented guards. What ended up being the difference in the game was the scoring of Terp Kent Auslander and UConn guard Lasan Kromah. Auslander knocked down three HUGE triples in a row while Kromah slashed his way to 10 points to help On Point get out in front 83-77. On Point wouldn't trail again in the game. Pryor and Mosely fought to the end, however, Tre Kelley with some clutch shooting late from George Washington guard Matt Hart wouldn't let On Point be denied as they closed the Tombs out 118-111.
On Point was led by Tyler Cavanaugh's 33 points and Tre Kelley's 32 points while a game high 40 points from Rodney Pryor and 27 from Jagan Mosely paced the Tombs in a losing effort.
Tombs guard Jagan Mosely (Georgetown) locked in on defense as On Point's Tre Kelley approaches
Tombs Rodney Pryor (Georgetown) dunks one home
Tyler Cavanuagh let's one fly from deep on his way to a 33 point performance
Former Hoya great and NBA vet Jerome Williams at the line