Laurel sizzles after fast start
Laurel (48) Vs. Summit Academy (68)
Feb 04, 2012
Laurel couldn’t maintain its strong first-quarter performance in a 68-48 Section 2-AA home loss to Summit Academy.

The Knights (10-1, 14-4) won the section championship outright with the victory. Summit Academy is ranked No. 4 in the WPIAL in Class AA by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Spartans (0-10, 2-17) trailed just 19-15 after one quarter. Rakim Reedy helped the Knights take the early lead with 13 of his game-high 15 points in the opening quarter.

Reedy handed out a team-best five assists as well.

“Reedy hurt us in the first quarter,” Laurel coach Mike Tinstman said. “We played hard in the first quarter.

“Reedy was just shooting it well that first quarter.”

Ryan Hites paced the Spartans with 13 points and Josh Dando chipped in with 10. Richard Jones dished out a team-high five assists for Laurel.

“We were competitive; we jumped on them early and hung in,” Tinstman said. “They’re athletic and they get up and down the floor well. Their transition hurt us.”
Nightly Roundup
Game Scoreboard
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT SCORE
Laurel 15 10 14 9 0 48
Summit Academy 19 19 19 11 0 68
Box Scores
SUMMIT ACADEMY (68)
Ralph Marston 4 0-1 8
Rakim Reedy 6 0-0 15
Terell Wyche 2 2-2 6
DeAngelo King 0 0-0 0
Andre Crump 1 1-2 4
Elijah Minnie 2 0-0 5
Rashon Boone 3 3-4 10
Sunny Munn 1 0-0 3
Matt Archer 1 0-0 2
Devin James 3 0-0 6
Joe Sumpter 4 1-2 9
Totals: 27 7-11 68

LAUREL (48)
Ryan Hites 5 0-0 13
Richard Jones 3 0-0 6
Todd Fennick 2 2-2 6
Steve Avery 1 0-0 2
Joshua Finley 1 1-2 3
Conor Melichar 2 1-2 6
Josh Dando 3 2-3 10
Kyle Forbes 0 0-0 0
R.J. Stewart 0 0-0 0
Brad Telesz 1 0-0 2
James Steele 0 0-0 0
Tyler Fennick 0 0-0 0
Damian Steele 0 0-0 0
Totals: 18 6-9 48

SUMMIT ACA. 19 19 19 11 — 68
LAUREL 15 10 14 9 — 48

3-point goals — Summit Academy 7 (Reedy 3, Crump 1, Minnie 1, Boone 1, Munn 1), Laurel 6 (Hites 3, Melichar 1, Dando 2).
JV score: Summit Academy 53, Laurel 36. High scorer: L — Joshua Finley 10.
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