Lamelo Ball and Spire Academy defeat The Rock in a blowout winning the game by a score of 96-76. it was an amazing show from Lamelo and Rocket Watts who both displayed incredible scoring ability.
The game got away from The Rock very quickly as Spire were already up double digits a quarter way through the game. By half time the score was already overwhelmingly in Spire Academy’s favor, with the score at 47-23. However, in the second half The Rock Actually were able to outscore Spire 53-49 an the game finished 96-76 in Spire’s favor.
Here we will provide how each of Spire Academy’s big three players performed in the blowout win in the teams first win in the Mustang Madness tournament.
Lamelo Ball: A+
Lamelo put on what I believe to be one of his best performances for Spire to date, he truly was able to put every aspect of his game on display for everyone to see. Lamelo finished the game with 24 points, 12 assists, and 9 rebounds. Lamelo was able to get every one of his teammates involved and was just one rebound away from a triple double.
Lamelo is sure to continue to impress the way that he did tonight, but this game is truly one that he should look back and be proud of.
Rocket Watts: A
Rocket Watts played one of the best games I have seen him in as well, he was able to score at will and had a very impressive behind the back pass as well, showing that he is much more than just a scorer.
In Rocket Watts Spire Academy have a player that is surely good enough to play in the pros and after tonight, maybe more people will begin to see that.
Isaiah Jackson: B+
Isaiah Jackson had yet another game where he flew high and threw down many alley oops of the highest degree. The only reason Jackson did not score an A is because he found himself in some foul trouble during the game. Jackson still had a fantastic performance tonight, but in a 20 point win it is easy to nit pick, but for Jackson, he is a sure pro player and i am excited to see him perform at the next level.
Tonight was easily the easiest win that Spire have obtained all season, but it was still an extremely impressive performance from their top players, Lamelo Ball in particular. Spire play again tomorrow night in the Mustang Madness tournament