17u Cavaliers roll past Jazz in Dwight Harris Summer League

Published 11:32 pm Thursday, June 28, 2018

AMERICUS – Led by Quevoluia Willoughby’s 21 points, the 17u Cavaliers took over in the second half and never looked back on their way to a 66-36 win over the 17u Jazz on Thursday night, June 28, in the Dwight Harris Boys Club Basketball Summer League being played at Ninth Grade Academy.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 17-3 lead to start the game. However, the Jazz responded with an 11-4 run of their own to cut the lead to seven at 21-14. A few minutes later, the Jazz were able to cut the lead to within five at 22-17. However, that would be as close as the Jazz would get. The Cavaliers took over from there, outscoring the Jazz 44-19 the rest of the way to win easily by the score of 66-36.

The Cavaliers did it partially with pressure defense, forcing the Jazz into committing turnovers and getting points off of those turnovers. Jacoby Pride was also in double-figures for the Cavaliers, scoring 13 points. Kanova Willoughby scored nine points. Luther Alford scored seven points, including one three-pointer. Jakontist Gordon also chipped in six points for the Cavaliers.

Jordan Taylor led the Jazz with 16 points, most of them coming on four three-pointers. Jacoby Brown scored nine points. Jarmeik Smith scored seven points, and both Ryan Westbrook and Jaylen Williams scored two points.