The Rocks took a 30-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. Head guard Marieon Anderson had three interceptions and eight points. And then the second quarter got worse for the Little Giants. Nimmers started driving towards the lane and hitting deep shots, and Rock Island was ahead 56-13 at halftime. Canton recorded more turnover (18) than points. The Rock Island defense rarely allowed Canton to place the ball inside the 3-point line.
“This is how we play,” Polite said. “We want to use our depth and athleticism to our advantage so that we can play the style of basketball we’ve been working on. We will try to do these things every time we go out into the field. I was proud the guys responded because last night we just didn’t play the way we wanted. Even though we won, it didn’t feel like we’re going to have as far as the team is concerned. We wanted to show it today.
Four Rocks – Nimmers (23), Anderson (11), Kai Rios (10) and Terrmell Akers (10) – finished with double-digit points. No Canton player had 10 points.
Rock Island 101, Chicago Brooks 55: Nimmers again led the team in goals in Saturday’s last drink.
But in the Rocks’ 101-55 win over Chicago Brooks, he set a new season high with 30 points, going 9-9 on the field before his first miss, including 3-3 at depth.
“I know I led the scoring three times, but I’m not the only one who can,” said Nimmers. “Anyone on this team can come out and drop what I gave up. I love playing with this team because they know who to find who when someone is hot. If I don’t shoot well, someone else does and we give them the ball. Our attack is working pretty well.