Bishop Kelly Comes Away With Win
by Transition Hoops Report
From CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, Kuna was the host to Bishop Kelly in the preliminary game to the Idaho Stampede vs. LA Defenders (NBA D-League).
Bishop Kelly got the win in a balanced effort. Most notably was Turner Simmons, who missed several games early in the season, but is starting to get back in to form. He knocked down a couple of rhythm three pointers in the first half and in the second half showed some burst on his drive. He does still look a little tentative attacking the basket so we'll have to keep an eye on him.
Inside, Luke Meyers, Spencer King and Ryan Matunas provided the muscle. When Meyers would get the ball on the elbow or block he was creative finding ways to finish, using his strength. And King and Matunas are big bodies that Kuna didn't have a good way to match up with.
Kuna was again led by Shawn Stanley and Jake Johnson. Johnson got Kuna off to a good start, hitting some perimeter shots. He also made some athletic plays. A big key to his future success will be his ability to decipher when to take tough shots and when to trust his teammates.
Stanley got in to a little trouble early, trying to finish drives over bigger defenders. But as the game moved along he let his vision on the drive lead to assists to others, which really opened up his own shots. He had a tough finish and also knocked down some deep three pointers.