Portsmouth Sports Club Wins P.I.T. Title

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Posted Apr 9, 2006


Solomon Jones Scored 16 points with 10 rebounds as Portsmouth Sports Club used a balanced attack with seven of their eight players reaching double figures in their 104-88 win over Holiday Inn Portsmouth in the Portsmouth Invitational championship game

Daniel Kickert of St. Mary's paced the Portsmouth Sports Club with 19 points as he made seven of eight shots from the field. Curtis Withers of Charlotte added 17 points, Keydren Clark of St. Peter's had 16 points and Solomon Jones from South Florida had 16 points to go with 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Terrell Everett from Oklahoma, Christian Maraker of Pacific and Dwayne Mitchell of Louisiana-Lafayette each scored ten points in the win.

In the Portsmouth Invitational Semifinals, Keydren Clark of St. Peter's scored 20 points and Solomon Jones Scored a double-double to lead Portsmouth Sports Club to a 74-71 win over Naval Shipyard in the semifinals of the Portsmouth Invitational.

Christian Maraker of Pacific had 15 points and seven rebounds for Portsmouth Sports Club. Solomon Jones from South Florida added twelve points and 13 rebounds with one blocked shot, and Terrell Everett from Okalhoma also finished with twelve points.

Carl Krauser from Pittsburgh and Jai Lewis from George Mason each scored 14 points for Naval Shipyard. Nick George of VCU had 13 points and Robert Hite of Miami of Florida had eleven points.

In the Portsmouth Invitational Opening Round, Keydren Clark of St. Peter's scored 22 points to lead Portsmouth Sports Club to an 87-80 win over Beach Barton Ford in the second game of day one.

Dwayne Mitchell of Louisiana-Lafayette had 15 points and Solomon Jones from South Florida added 14 points with 6 rebounds, and one blocked shot, Christian Maraker of Pacific had eleven points and Curtis Withers from Charlotte grabbed 13 rebounds.

Jose Juan Berea from Northeastern had 19 points and eleven assists in the loss for Beach Barton Ford. Kenny Adeleke of Hartford added 15 points and Rashad Anderson from Connecticut chipped with 13. Maryland's Travis Garrison contributed a dozen.

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.) was the first and only postseason camps for the nations top seniors. The P.I.T. was known for showcasing the small college players like Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Dan Majerle, Charles Oakley and John Stockton. The 54th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament was held from April 5-8 with only the nations 64 top seniors divided between the eight teams. This was the second year in a row that USF had a representative (Terrence Leather 2005). MonterDraftNews.com featured recaps and box scores from the Portsmouth Invitational



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