Johnson's Triple-Doubles Leads Blazers To Pair Of Victories In Rec League Play


July 17, 2017

A pair of triple-doubles from Jamal Johnson helped the Blazers pick up a pair of victories to keep pace with the rest of the pack last week in Transylvania County’s summer adult basketball league.

In two games, Johnson averaged 13.5 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.

His reward was being named Player of the Week for week five of the league.

Last week only featured two nights of games instead of the usual three.

On Tuesday, the Blazers defeated Ball Is Life 84-74.

In other action from Tuesday, Hometown Hardware defeated WNC Elite, 108-81, and Hoop Life beat Carolina Crossover, 93-60.

Scores from Thursday included the Blazers beating the Rainmakers, 90-67, Hometown Hardware defeated Ball Is Life, 106-92, and No Range, No Change cruising past Carolina Crossover, 110-59.

After week five standings are as follows: Hometown Hardware (8-0); No Range, No Change (6-1); Tar Heels (6-2); Blazers (5-3); Ball Is Life (4-4); WNC Elite (4-4); Hoop Life (3-5); Carolina Crossover (2-6); Rainmakers (1-7); Mambas (0-7).

The following are individual stats leaders through week five.

Points: Jake Robinson (Hometown Hardware – 33.3 points per game); Jonathan Whitson (Hometown Hardware – 31.9 ppg); Andrew Freeman (No Range, No Change – 26 ppg); Nathan Whitmire (Tar Heels – 25.7 ppg); Zach Bell (WNC Elite – 25 ppg).

Rebounds: Brock Frisbee (Ball Is Life – 13.4 rebounds per game); Tom Young (No Range, No Change – 13.1 rpg); Tyree Griffin (Tar Heels – 13 rpg); Whitson (12.7 rpg); Nathan McNeill (Mambas – 12.4 rpg).

Assists: Cody Siniard (No Range, No Change – 10.7 assists per game); Jamal Johnson (Blazers – 9 apg); Hunter Reese (Tar Heels – 7.4 apg); Robinson (6 apg); Zack Jaynes (Hometown Hardware) and Will Lindsey (Rainmakers) with 5.7 apg.

Steals: Bell (3.5 steals per game); Rishad Felton (WNC Elite – 3 spg); Brandon Bark (Ball Is Life – 2.8 spg); Whitmire (2.6 spg); Forrest Johnson (Tar Heels) and AJ Welsh (Ball Is Life) with 2.4 spg.

Blocks: Griffin (2.6 blocks per game); Johnson (2 bpg); Trent Cagle (Blazers – 1.8 bpg); Nick Jennings (Carolina Crossover – 1.3 bpg); Frisbee (1.2 bpg).

All-Star festivities were held Monday night, with league play wrapping up at the end of this week.

The league tournament begins next Monday, with the championship game being held Aug. 1.


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