WATERLOO, Iowa—The Cedar Valley CourtKings (2-2) hosted the Wisconsin Storm (1-3) tonight at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. The CourtKings defeated the Storm, 104-76.
The Storm showed up 15 minutes before tip-off and could not get a rhythm going.
“Defense wins games,” said Andre Norris. “We were ready to play. It’s not our fault they were late….. (it had) nothing to do with our performance.”
Marvin Singleton and Wakefield Ellison would hit the first baskets of the night, starting an 11-2 run by the CourtKings.
The first quarter would be the CourtKings, with the CourtKings leading 29-7 at the end of the first, with Andre Norris hitting the last shot of the quarter. The second quarter would be a similar story for the CourtKings, leading at the half 53-32.
“This team is full of good basketball players and we don’t just rely on one or two guys. We practice and go at each other real hard, then get after it in the games,” said Wakefield Ellison.
The CourtKings had five players in double figures tonight. Norris led the scoring with 27 points, followed by Ellison at 19. Anthony James finished with 11 points. Lamar Wall and Alex Coleman each had 10 points.
Marvin Singleton led the team in rebounds and assists, with 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Singleton also had 3 steals during the contest.
Wisconsin Storm was without their Top-3 scorers due to injury. However, they had nothing but respect for the CourtKings. “The CourtKings are a very respectful team. Very respectful,” remarked the Storm’s head coach Calvin Sherrod.
“They (the players) believe in me and what I’m saying,” said CourtKings head coach Stan Hughes, “Teams better watch out.”
The CourtKings head to Minneapolis next week for a game against the Minnesota Rangers with tip-off at 1 p.m. The CourtKings return home on June 4 for a 7:30 p.m. tip against the Chicago Clovers.
Contribution to article: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier