Looks like Indiana Elite and Sutton are going to hang on to win. They’re up nine with 58 seconds left.
I’ll have more after we head to the floor and conduct interviews.
Sutton orchestrates a give-and-go with Patrick Bade to get his team two points and make it 59-56. Great touch on the pass, and Sutton knows it: he pumps his fist as he goes down the floor.
Then he grabs a loose ball and sends an outlet pass up the floor to get an easy basket and extend the lead.
Sutton re-enters the game with a little more than four minutes left and his team ahead 57-52. He’s got 13 points so far.
Matt Kinney of Indiana Elite just hit a transition 3 to tie the game at 44 with 55 seconds left in the third quarter.
Sutton has thrown down a dunk this quarter and Walker helped steady his team’s defense by hustling to take a charge.
Sutton’s put-back makes it So-Cal 35, Indiana Elite 31 at half.
Now we catch up with Demetrius Walker, the wing for So-Cal that has some interest in IU. He takes an alley-oop and finishes strong at the rim.
Maurice Sutton, it turns out, has made all the difference.
He’s just scored four quick points. He made an excellent adjustment in the air to corral a lob pass and then hit a lay-in. Then he got his hand on a pass and broke in — beating his man down the floor — for a dunk.
It’s So-Cal 31, Indiana Elite 29 with two minutes left in the half.
In the Wear twins, David and Travis, North Carolina will be getting two Tyler Hansbrough-like players. They’re big, tough kids that play with some energy.
Sutton takes an alley-oop pass from North Central guard Tyrone Johnson and drops it through the hoop. Then on a break he couldn’t hit his lay-up but was fouled. He hit 1-of-2.
Doesn’t take long for Sutton to get involved. He takes a pass from Evan Gordon — Eric’s little brother — and hits an uncontested jumper from free throw line to cut So-Cal’s lead to 24-15.
His basket drew the loudest applause of the day from the crowd.
Maurice Sutton has finally procured an orange Indiana Elite jersey and has entered the game in the second quarter, his team down 24-10.
Maurice Sutton, the 6-10 center who could become a part of Indiana’s incoming recruiting class, is at Assembly Hall right now preparing to play with Indiana Elite LNO in the first game of the night.
He’ll be playing against the So-Call All-Star team led by Wear twins — bound for North Carolina in 2009 — and Demitrius Walker, a 6-3 who is being recruited by Indiana.
More updates as the night progresses.
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