GROVE CITY, Ohio -- In his first game against his former team, Central Crossing (6-3) senior Sohn McGee dominated on Wednesday night, dropping 21 points and a handful of pretty dimes to lead the Comets to a 65-40 win over Westland (1-10).
Showing a lot of fight early on, Westland came out of the gates hitting some tough shots to build an early lead in the first.
After three scores from Glenn Dably and a big three from freshman Noah Kershaw, the Cougars held all of the momentum as they went into the second quarter ahead 15-10.
After McGee scored in transition and Kershaw responded with a three on the other end, the second quarter appeared it may be very competitive as well, but Central Crossing began to turn things on defensively.
Beginning to take over the game, McGee finished off a tough transition layup followed by an and-one on the next possession to help spark a 15-3 run and give Central Crossing a 25-18 lead with 3:41 left in the half.
Building off this momentum, Central Crossing forced a handful of turnovers and locked down Westland for the rest of the frame to win the quarter 25-6 and head into the locker room up 35-21 at the break.
Westland simply never bounced back from Central Crossing's big second quarter, failing to put together any big runs in the second half and allowing the Comets to run away with the win.
While McGee was the star for Central Crossing once again on Wednesday, the Comets got contributions from a handful of other guys to help power them to another win.
Outside of McGee's 21 points, Anthony Coleman also added 19 of his own while Joey Taylor hit a couple of three's and pitched in 10 points.
For Westland, Kershaw led the way with 14 points while Jaquez Grimes added 13 and Dably scored nine of his own.
While this has been a tough season for Westland, they have a really good freshman in Kershaw who could help turn the tide of the program in years to come. We are big fans of his game and are excited to see how he progresses for the Cougars.
Moving to 6-3 following the win, Central Crossing continues to build on their best season in years under first year head coach Brent Cahill.
Sohn McGee (6'5 PG / Central Crossing / 2022): McGee was excellent in Central Crossing's win on Wednesday, doing a little bit of everything for the Comets after a slow start to the game. The senior guard was a matchup nightmare for Westland at the guard spot as his combination of size and handling ability allowed him to get inside for a handful of easy scores. McGee also shot the three ball well in the contest, knocking down a pair of triples, one of which came off of a smooth jab step to create space from his defender. We also were impressed with McGee's ability to create for his teammates on Wednesday as he did a great job of grabbing rebounds and initiating the break by throwing a few pretty full court dimes while also assisting on a few buckets in the halfcouft. McGee is a really intriguing prospect as he has guard skills at 6-foot-5 and only continues to get better as he is helping Central Crossing get back to their winning ways this season.
Noah Kershaw (6'2 SG / Westland / 2025): Kershaw turned in an impressive performance for Westland on Wednesday as he led the Cougars with 14 points in the loss. Kershaw is a really talented freshman as he has a good build at 6-foot-2 to along with a really pretty shooting stroke. Kershaw knocked down four triples last night, one of which was off the bounce with a hand in his face, and also knocked down a jumper from the mid-range. One of the more skilled freshmen that we have seen this season, the 6-foot-2 guard has a chance to be one of Westland's better players over the last few years. We are excited to track him moving forward as he is an intriguing young guard who will only become more intriguing as he grows. Kershaw's father Torrey Kershaw starred at West in the late 1980s before a college career at Akron. The elder Kershaw is 6-foot-6, so if his son Noah can get to that height, it will make him all the more intriguing as a prospect with the skill set he already possesses.
Anthony Coleman (6'2 F / Central Crossing / 2022): Going for 19 points and a handful of rebounds on Wednesday, Coleman proved to be a nice second option for Central Crossing alongside McGee. The senior is a grinder inside who scores most of his points near the rim. Coleman does a good job of playing off of his teammates and creating easy looks inside as he scored 11 second quarter points to help Central Crossing create some separation in the game. With McGee drawing so much attention from opposing defenses, it is crucial for Central Crossing to have players like Coleman who can hit open shots and know their role as he was vital to their win on Wednesday.
Glenn Dably (6'0 SG / Westland / 2022): A move in from the Bronx in the offseason, Dably has put up some impressive numbers for Westland this season and we were excited to watch him on Wednesday. Doing most of his damage in the first quarter, the senior hit a few impressive shots from the mid-range, two of which were contested turnarounds, and also drew a pair of offensive fouls in the frame as well. Dably is an intriguing senior with good athleticism as he impressed with his first quarter of play on Wednesday.