Clipped From Asbury Park Press
Scarlet FKers show they can put formidable attack on floor By BOB JORDAN STAFF WRITER LITTLE SILVER - The Shore Conference Tournament preliminaries preliminaries took on a new light with the presence of one of the nation's top teams. So the past week has been a search for another team that could play at an elite level. 1 Because Neptune looked so im- im- pressive NEPTUNE 77 nj?ht LAKEWOOD 52 in puttmg away Lakewood NEPTUNE'S 77 52 in KEY RUN the semi- semi- A 9-0 9-0 9-0 run midway finals, through the first quarter and b e - 4:45 Brian Showers cause the scores off the glass on Scarlet an inbounds. 10-8 10-8 10-8 Fliers are Neptune. showing 4:20 Taquan Dean 0ff a pow- pow- bombs in a 3-pointer 3-pointer 3-pointer erful in off the dribble. 13-8 13-8 13-8 side Neptune. fiae gam a X ru to go with 4:01 Showers scores on a putback. 15-8 15-8 15-8 young Neptune. guards 2:50 Showers dunks off wh are a rebound. 17-8. 17-8. 17-8. DOth care" ful and creative with the Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. "You can tell he was on just by the way he shot the ball during warmups," O'Donnell said. "This is his old home." Dean had plenty of help against Lakewood (19-4), (19-4), (19-4), which was led by Hassan McDougal's 23 points. Brian Showers, a 6-5 6-5 6-5 senior who is a first-year first-year first-year varsity player, had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Neptune (17-4), (17-4), (17-4), a performance almost routine routine for him in recent weeks. Terrance Todd -sophomore -sophomore guard points. like Dean a - scored 16 The two of them went off from beyond beyond the arc in the first half. Todd made two 3-pointers 3-pointers 3-pointers in the opening 75 seconds and finished the half with four treys. Dean threw in three more 3-pointers 3-pointers 3-pointers as Neptune built a 47-26 47-26 47-26 lead at halftime. Showers, too, had help down low. Robert Layton, a 6-5 6-5 6-5 sophomore, had seven points and three rebounds. rebounds.