Tuesday, November 22, 2011

United Faith boys win big in Muggsy Bogues first game as coach

With Florida coach Billy Donovan in the stands at United Faith, Falcons point guard Braxton Ogbueze gave his future coach a solid look at all of his talents.

Ogbueze, a top 40 national player signed to Florida, scored a game-high 23 points to go with four assists and two rebounds in United Faith’s 102-76 win over Walnut Grove Christian Tuesday night. Ogbueze and the United Faith starters didn’t play in the fourth quarter after busting the game open with a 28-7 surge in the decisive third quarter.

The Falcons, ranked No. 30 nationally by ESPN, won on the coaching debut of new head coach Muggsy Bogues, the former Charlotte Hornet and ACC great at Wake Forest.

“I felt very pleased about the way we played,” Bogues said. “The first half, I didn’t like the way we competed, but in the second half, the guys stepped up and took on the challenge. We’re still a work in progress, but I’m loving the way the guys are competing and how they want to get better.”

Eighth grader V.J. King had 14 points and five rebounds for the Falcons. Senior Zach Davis had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists and 7-foot Indiana signee Peter Jurkin had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.


Anonymous said...

A Shout Out to Walnut Grove Christian School. They are short in number of team memebers, but not in heart. They played hard all night and was a close game at half.
Please note, They shoot FTs better than my beloved Tar Heels.