While Boo Williams made it a fight until the end, E1T1 showed why they are an elite team by slamming the door shut. Stellar play from the frontcourt of Emmitt Williams and Silvio DeSousa, as well as starting point guard Nick Honor propelled the offense for E1T1 in a strong overall performance.
Honor finished with a game high of 25 points, hitting 5 treys in the process. DeSousa had 11 in the second half to finish with 13 in his return to the lineup, and Williams also came alive in the second half with his trademark aggressive play which kept E1T1 on top.
Both teams traded baskets early on, and there really was no separation in the game until E1T1’s Antwann Jones and Honor sunk back to back threes to put the Florida boys up four. The game continued to keep a fast pace, as both teams were poised and proceeded to go back and forth causing the game to have several lead changes early on.
While Boo Williams didn't convert on most of their attempts from deep, E1T1 set the tone by bombarding the three point line, and generated most of its offense from the perimeter in the first half. They hit six threes between Jones (2) and Honor (4) in the opening frame alone.
E1T1 was able to open up and protect a large lead with their sharp shooting, and went up as much as 11 before a mid range buzzer beater by Will Richardson to put them up 13 at the half.
Honor was really the difference in the first half, as his 14 points essentially kept E1T1 afloat. Jones had seven in the half, while Williams had a quiet six.
In the second half, Boo Williams would make up some ground and gain a slight scoring edge over E1T1, but could never fully rally back beyond a four-point deficit. They came alive and showed some grit, but E1T1 was just too sharp. After both Keldon Johnson and Aundre Hyatt had eight apiece at the half, they continued to carry the load into the second half.
Keldon finished with 21 points, dropping 11 in the second half, and Hyatt continued his three point barrage, hitting 5 threes out of his 7 total in the second half to finish with 23. Unfortunately they didn't get much support elsewhere and lost the contest 77-69, as E1T1 moved themselves firmly into the upper tier of squads on the circuit vying for the top spot.