East County Sports

Parsons debuts with 20 points in Griffins’ tip-off rally past LBCC

2016-17 GROSSMONT COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

 

By Bill Dickens
© EastCountySports.com

 

PALM DESERT (11-04-16) — BRYCE PARSONS, a West Hills alum, delivered quite a wallop in his Grossmont College debut in Thursday’s (Nov. 3) opening round of the Frank Garcia/College of the Desert Tip Off Classic.

 

A 6-foot-1 freshman guard, Parsons reeled off a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Griffins whipped Long Beach City College 69-58. Parsons netted 9 of 14 shots from the floor and dished out 4 assists.

 

It was clearly a balanced attack by the Griffins, as they trimmed the Vikings with a big second-half comeback.

 

Freshman RONALD BLAIN (6-5, 195), of Union Grove, knocked down 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed 4 rebounds for the Griffins.

 

Five-foot-11 freshman guard OSCAR LIMON, out of Otay Ranch, popped in 10 points off the bench, collecting 6 rebounds and handing out 5 assists.

 

DAVID WHEELER, a 6-2 freshman guard from Mira Mesa, spun in 9 points and snared 8 rebounds.

 

Long Beach City steadily built a lead in the first half, then led 38-24 at intermission. The Vikings biggest lead in the game was even larger at 17 points just inside the first minute and a half out of the gate in the second half.

 

But Grossmont stormed out in the second half  after that and closed to within 47-45 with 8:12 left in the game.

 

The Griffins would surpass the Vikes, then take a commanding 60-52 lead with 3:39 to go in the game.

 

Defensively, Grossmont held LBCC to just 27 percent shooting. One negative for Grossmont, other than the slow start, was a 53 percent mark from the foul line in the opener.

 

Grossmont will take on San Bernardino Valley College in Friday’s (Nov. 4) tournament semifinals at 5 p.m. The Wolverines advance to today’s showdown by defeating West Los Angeles 78-67 on Thursday.

 

If successful against SBVC, the Griffins will play for the tournament championship on Saturday (Nov. 5) at 3 p.m.

 

Long Beach at Grossmont
@ Palm Desert, CA
11/3/2016 at 01:00 PM

 

Long Beach 
58
Grossmont 
69
FINAL 1 2 T
Long Beach (0-1)  38  20  58
Grossmont (1-0)  24  45  69

Long Beach

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
3 Tyler Dees 40 4-12 2-9 5-7 2 3 5 4 3 0 3 2 15
4 Breamon Richard 40 3-16 2-8 4-6 1 1 2 1 2 0 4 3 12
11 Jeremiah Blandin 34 0-9 0-4 4-4 3 9 12 4 0 0 2 1 4
15 Matt Arrivas 34 4-10 0-1 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 0 1 2 8
31 Isaiah Keyes 35 2-3 1-2 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 3 7
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
5 Jalen Dotson 5 2-3 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 3 6
21 Mark Neal Jr. 1 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
23 William English 7 1-3 1-3 1-2 2 4 6 1 0 0 1 1 4
32 Femi Omisile 0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1
33 Duwane Hicks 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
42 Christopher Pendley 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Garrett Roberts 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 Charles Smith 5 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
TM Team 7 2 9 0 0
TOTALS 16-59
27.1%
6-28
21.4%
20-26
76.9%
20 25 45 12 10 0 16 21 58

Grossmont

# STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
1 Kyle Ruiz 33 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 0
4 Corwin Feerick 39 1-8 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 2
5 Daniel McCowen 32 2-4 0-2 2-2 0 4 4 2 2 0 2 3 6
11 Bryce Parsons 37 9-14 0-1 2-6 5 5 10 4 2 1 2 3 20
20 Ronald Blain 38 5-7 1-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 2 11
# RESERVES MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
15 Oscar Limon 7 4-6 1-2 1-3 1 5 6 5 1 0 2 2 10
22 Jonny Schirer 5 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
23 David Wheeler 3 3-8 1-4 2-2 4 4 8 3 1 0 2 3 9
24 Jeremiah Turner 5 4-9 1-3 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 4 9
32 Quinn Skillin 1 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 0
TM Team 3 2 5 0 0
TOTALS 29-64
45.3%
4-19
21.1%
7-13
53.8%
16 29 45 18 10 4 18 24 69
LONG BEACH TEAM STATISTICS GROSSMONT
27.1% ( 16-59) Field Goal % 45.3% ( 29-64)
21.4% ( 6-28) 3pt Field Goal % 21.1% ( 4-19)
76.9% ( 20-26) Free Throw % 53.8% ( 7-13)
45 Rebounds 45
12 Assists 18
16 Turnovers 18
17 Points off Turnovers 16
17 2nd Chance Points 13
14 Points in the Paint 42
0 Fastbreak Points 6
12 Bench Points 30
17 Largest Lead 11
2nd-19:37 Time of Largest Lead 2nd-02:39
Ties: 6; Lead Changes: 7
OTHER INFORMATION
Technical fouls: Long Beach-None ; Grossmont-None .
Officials: Eddie Shannon, Eric Cejundo, Isaac Crouch
Attendance: 78

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