By Greg Horne
In a Week 5 battle of two teams who are at opposite ends of the standings, STP took out their frustrations on the Double Dribblers, winning 76-67 in a closely-contested game that was decided in the final minutes.
“We just moved it around a lot, they were playing a zone and we knew we could exploit it with quick passes,” STP’s Mikey Zazuri said.
Zazuri scored 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting and provided hard-nosed defense that has become a staple of this STP team. STP is the epitome of an unselfish team that plays hard defense, as they shut down Bernard Brantley who had 27 points, but on 9-of-25 shooting.
The Double Dribblers need to play a more consistent game on both sides of the ball if they want to bounce back next week when they face the high-powered offense and lockdown defense of the Flint Tropics. Jesse Doucette needs to have more of an impact for the Double Dribbles to have a chance. He had 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting and was very effective from deep range. The Double Dribblers need to give him the ball more and be more aggressive on offense for them to hang in this league.
“They were lazy on D we tried to tire them out,” Zazuri said. “We need to close out on shooters more and play our brand of D”
Zazuri ended his interview with a promise that they will win out for the rest of season. If Zazuri can bring 28 points each night with STP’s defense, I don’t see four wins in a row out of the question.