In a rare Sunday morning game, Toledo St. Francis traveled to participate in the annual Holiday Shootout at Lima Senior High School, where they hit the floor with Beavercreek. Utilizing tremendous ball pressure defensively, and their multiple scoring options, St. Francis would defeat Beavercreek 63-54. Here is who stood out:
2021 C Cli’Ron Hornbeak (Toledo St. Francis) – The Kent State recruit was a man amongst boys on this morning, delivering a really good all-around performance, leading all scorers with 19 points. Was a bully on the low block, scoring it with strength, a soft touch, and doing so over either shoulder. Has impressive footwork for a young man his size, and displayed it time and again on both ends of the floor. Showed an improving face-up game, knocking down shots from mid-range. Capable of handling the basketball, sees the floor well from the post finding open teammates. Routinely snatched down rebounds with strength in his area; was impressive contesting shots around the paint on out to the perimeter on defense. Looks more ready with every viewing to be an instant contributor at the next level.
2021 G Dayven Kizer (Toledo St. Francis) – Had an impressive outing on Sunday running the point for his team and playing lockdown defense. Was strong with the basketball, able to penetrate and find open teammates, while picking his spots, doing so efficiently. Smart, understands spacing and flow, a calming presence on the floor. Defensively caused problems for the offense with his ability to create turnovers utilizing good lateral quickness and active hands. Standout quarterback on the football field, uses the same vision and leadership on the court as well.
2021 G Fiesal Crumby (Toledo St. Francis) – One of the better scorers of the basketball pound for pound in the area, capable of putting the ball in the basket in bunches, displaying some of that ability finishing with 17 points in this one. Tough to keep out of the paint, likes to get downhill when he gets the corner, not afraid of contact. Really consistent shooting it from the outside with his feet set. Solid as a ball handler, likes to push the pace and can be tough to stop in transition. Pesky and scrappy on defense, really makes his presence felt on that end of the floor.