Hardbody helps Wolverines hold on for narrow win over Stealth --
Stealth pushed out to a 21-15 lead by the 9 minute mark of the first half. Paul Campbell would slam down a huge 2-handed jam at the 6 minute mark to extend the lead to 14 points, forcing the Wolverines to burn their first timeout of the game. By the half, the Wolverines were able to fight back and make it a 6 point game. As the second half got underway, David Vargas capped off a 5-0 run, connecting on a wide open corner three that pulled them within a single point. The defensive intensity was really picking up for the Wolverines now as they managed to assume the lead by the 15 minute mark with a lay-up in transition by former all-star, Kerr Carmichael. Stealth’s Justin Carandang would help stop the bleeding with a right corner threeball that helped retain a 2 point lead, 51-49. At the 1:40 mark, Carmichael would once again take it the full length of the court for an easy bucket as the Wolverines were back up by a 4 point margin. Stealth PG Masih Sadri stepped up at the other end to bury a clutch baseline jumper than narrowed the gap to just 2 points with 1 minute to go. Soon after, Carmichael stepped up once again with a strong inside take that extended the lead back to 4 with 40 seconds remaining as they’d run away with their first win of the season, 62-57.
It was all Kerr “Hardbody” Carmichael down the stretch as his relentless assault in the paint area helped the Wolverines maintain the lead despite a determined effort by Stealth. He scored a game high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, and contributed defensively with 3 steals. Big-man Roderick Ramsay was on fire from deep, connecting on 3-of-4 from three-point range and finishing with 15 points. Camby, Mandap and Charles all finished with 7 apiece. As a team they shot a remarkable 52% from the field and did a sound job defensively, forcing their opponents into committing 16 turnovers on the night. Stealth shot a very good percentage from the field as well (47%), but struggled from the charity stripe in crunch time and failed to take care of the rock. Captain Anthony Guada finished with a team high 13 points, hauled in 6 boards and 4 steals. Swingman Danyel Wright was solid across the board with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Paul Campbell recorded 9 points and 7 boards.
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