Scorers remain hot in Grebb league action
With the fifth season of the Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League all ready in the books, Bee Graphix continues to stand tall over the rest of the league with a perfect 4-0 record.
Beating the defending league champs will be a tall order for each team they step on the court against. Bee Graphix has four players in the top 20 in the league scoring rankings, led by Lincoln Park's 6-9 forward Elijah Minnie (18 points per game), the third-leading scorer in the league. Ringgold's Dayshore Majors (14.5 ppg) ranks seventh in the league and the Monessen Greyhound duo of Luke Doptis (12.5 ppg) and Noah Rullo (10 ppg) provide an outside game to compliment Minnie down low.
Last year's No. 1 pick, George Prota leads the league in scoring with 21 points per game.The Campy's Pizza big man is the only player in the top 20 for the 2-2 squad.
Prota, now at Elizabeth Forward after transferring from Serra Catholic, has presented problems for opposing teams with his 6-10 frame. He tallied 29 points in the team's second game, a loss to second place Farmers Insurance.
Farmers (3-1), formerly Fayco Rentals, is nipping at the heels of the defending champs in the early going. They're led by Kiski Prep's Noah Brown, a sophomore, the second-leading scorer in the league with a 19.5 ppg average.
Fellow sophomore Lavelle Rush, of Monessen, averages 15 points a game. Elizabeth Forward's Matt Bernadowski and Thomas Jefferson's Cameron Sarber average 11 and 10 points respectively. Tied with Campy's Pizza at 2-2, Dairy Queen is led by Monessen senior-to-be Clintell Gillaspie's 16 points per game and Charleroi's Matt Indorante's 13.7 points per game. Brownsville senior Ryan Novotney is tied for 13th in the league with nearly 12 points per game.
Northwood Realty, coached by first-year coach, Paul Stanley, sits at 1-3 in the early going but have five players ranked in the league's top 20 scorers.
Brownsville's Cole Novotney leads the way for Northwood averaging just under 13 points per game. League newcomer Brandon Lawless of Carmichaels and California Area freshman Kass Taylor are scoring at a 12 and 11.8 point per game clip. Ringgold's Robert Chaney Jr. averages just above 11 points per game while Belle Vernon Area's Jake Sweitzer rounds out the top 20 with 10 points per game.
Union Cleaners is the only winless team in the league with four losses, but the league's top draft choice this season, John Arnold of Charleroi, is average 12.5 points in only two games. EF senior Jalen French is the team's leading scorer with a 17 points per game average. California Trojan junior Tray Matthews is eighth in the league with just under 14 points per game.
The league resumes play Monday with the Girls' Division making their eagerly anticipated debut.
Bitonti's Barristers will take on Tommy Thomas State Farm at 7 p.m. with Fredericktown Butcher Shop taking on Lagerheads at 8.
The boys return to the court on Tuesday with a tripleheader beginning at 7 p.m. with games scheduled at the top of each hour.
Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 724-684-2667.
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