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Roberts' 30 points help No. 17 Wolves cruise in first-round win - Feb 20, 2019

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WAXAHACHIE - There was no deja vu for the 17th-ranked Shoemaker Grey Wolves on Tuesday night.

Senior star forward J'Wan Roberts made sure of that.

Roberts posted a game-high 30 points, along with five rebounds and two blocks, to lead the Wolves to a 67-49 win over Rockwall-Heath in the bi-district round of the Class 6A playoffs at Waxahachie High School.

No stranger to the playoffs, Shoemaker (31-5) had no intention of taking another bi-district loss like the one-point, double-overtime setback it suffered last season against Duncanville.

Both teams came into the matchup with veteran squads. The Grey Wolves had 10 returning players from last season's playoff team while the Hawks had nine seniors leading their team.

Roberts, a Houston signee, scored 12 straight points to open the second half for Shoemaker.

Although the Grey Wolves led the entire game, the Hawks battled back throughout and trailed 43-35 heading into the last eight minutes.

Shoemaker was determined to keep the game from heading anywhere near overtime with 10 points from Roberts, five from junior Nasir Kirk and seven from Ta'veon Sevaaetasi in the fourth quarter.

The Wolves took off early with a 6-2 run to start the game before the Hawks found comfort beyond the arc and got consecutive 3s from Harrison Coleman and Vaydin Maldonado.

Rockwall-Heath pulled within a point of the Grey Wolves with 10 seconds left in the opening period, but Kirk dropped in a 3-pointer of his own to close out the first quarter and give Shoemaker a 17-13 lead.

The bi-district champions will next face fifth-ranked Allen (33-3) in the area round of the playoffs this weekend.   

Pan American Games Draw LIMA, PERU - 1 day ago
FIBA held the draw for groups for men's basketball of the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, leaving the Virgin Islands in group A with Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the United States. A select team of men's basketball standouts from the BIG EAST Conference will represent the United States at the 2019 Pan American Game while Puerto Rico will be sending their B team as their A team is set to play in the World Games. While Group B consists of Dominican Republic, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico. Pa...   [read more]

Claxton: I would love to play with UGA's incoming class - 3 days ago
By CHANCE LINTON Georgia forward Nicolas Claxton (211-SF-99) was on hand in Chicago last week for the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, but he's facing a major decision in the coming week. Claxton declared for the NBA Draft following a breakout sophomore season, but he still hasn't made a final decision on whether to return to Georgia for his junior year. The deadline for him to withdraw from the draft and retain his college eligibility is May 29. Ahead of the NBA Combine, he sat down with Draft...   [read more]

NBA Draft Combine Notebook: Nicolas Claxton Displays Versatility - 6 days ago
CHICAGO - The on-court portion of the draft combine wrapped up on Friday, with two more scrimmages giving prospects a chance to perform in front of the entire league. As a whole, five-on-five play was heavily watered down this year as a vast majority of potential first-round picks opted not to play, aiming to protect their draft stock. Regardless, there were a number of intriguing players who benefited this week. There were also some guys who struggled. Some of the more noteworthy perform...   [read more]

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