Thursday, March 19, 2009

The string runs out for Anthony Dixon and Hyde Park

Anthony Dixon
Hyde Park fell last night, concluding the season for 6-4 Spartan signee Anthony Dixon. The Marcus Jordan mentioned below is one of Michael Jordan's sons.

Depth aids deep run
Mike Helfgot
Special to the Tribune
March 18, 2009

The length of its players gives Young a chance to compete with any opponent on any night. The length on its bench might be unmatched in Illinois and could go a long way toward winning a state title.

Young used its superior size and depth to earn a trip to Peoria on Friday with a 62-47 victory over Hyde Park in the 4A supersectional Tuesday night at Chicago State.

Stanford Brown, a 6-foot-8-inch senior, had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Young got strong contributions from eight players in earning its first trip Downstate since winning the Class AA title in 1998...

...Jerome Moore (13 points) and Anthony Dixon (14 points) fueled a 13-3 run that cut Hyde Park's deficit to 49-40 with just more than five minutes remaining, but Marcus Jordan (10 points, six rebounds), Brown and senior guard Chris Colvin (13 points) wrested control.

Brown does plenty for Young vs. Hyde Park
Clyde Travis
Chicago Sun-Times

A few minor adjustments produced major dividends for Whitney Young, which advanced to the Class 4A semifinals in Peoria with a 62-47 victory over Hyde Park Tuesday in the Class 4A supersectional at Chicago State.

The Dolphins took advantage of 5-of-27 first-half shooting by Hyde Park to take a 29-19 halftime lead...

...Hyde Park coach Donnie Kirksey said he was surprised at the way his team came out.

“We did not execute, we didn’t play with our normal intensity," Kirksey said. “And we lost our composure, which is a kiss of death against a quality team like Whitney Young. I take my hat off to them, they had a lot to do with the way we played.”

Anthony Dixon led Hyde Park with 14 points.

Here's a few Dixon highlights as the game was being blogged:

Jackson misses badly on a jumper. Hyde Park is still not on the board.

Hyde Park takes a time out. 3:56 to go in the first quarter. The Thunderbirds have still not scratched.

Brown misses both, Young is still up 10-0.

Dixon hits a three from the left corner for the T-Birds. Finally, they're on the board. 10-3 Young.

End of the first quarter. Young 16, Hyde Park 7.

scores on a beautiful tip in..

Jordan fouls Dixon on the drive. He goes to the line for two.

Randolph is stripped at the Young end, leading to Dixon getting fouled on the break going to the basket.

Starks takes a tough leaner at one end that leads to Dixon getting fouled at the other. Both teams are in the bonus.

Randolph misses at his end and Dixon is fouled by Johnson at the other end. Two shots for Dixon. He makes both. 29-19 Young.

Halftime: Young 29, Hyde Park 19.

Hyde Park cannot throw the ball in the ocean tonight.

Is there any chance of a comeback? It's looking highly unlikely at this point. Hyde Park just cannot score this game.

scores on a nice pass from Griffin.

47-27 Young at the end of three quarters.

This is the first sign of life from the T-Birds in the second half. It's too early, Hyde Park is making a run. Let's see how this game plays out.

Hyde Park is on an 11-1 run.

What's happening to Young? Seems they are having trouble with Hyde Park's defensive pressure also a factor.

Young survives the Hyde Park run for now. Young up 55-40.

2:31 to go.

62-47 Young.

1:11 to go.

It's over. Young 62-47.

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