Dayton Flyers All-Time One-on-One Tournament Bracket
As a reminder of the tournament rules, a made field goal counts for one point, and goals made from behind the three point line count for two points.
Each player will be expected to call their own fouls and violations. If a foul is called during the course of the game, the ball will be checked with the opponent, and then play shall continue. Shooting fouls shall be administered in the same way.
Other rules of the tournament include a coin flip determining who receives the ball first and After obtaining possession of the ball following a score , missed shot including an airball or rebound, the ball must be taken back to the beyond the three-point line before a basket can be scored. After scoring, the opposing team gains possession of the ball. The half-court line and all other boundary lines will be considered out of bounds.
In the featured game, Roosevelt Chapman battles Jim Paxson Sr. in an intriguing one versus nine matchup. Both players can score and are capable defenders. Paxson Sr. arguably has the better perimeter game and size, but Chapman shot making skills and athleticism are hard to ground.
Here's the play-by-play of the game.
- Chapman ball out due to higher seed
- Chapman reverse spin move and lay-up, he leads 1-0
- Paxson Sr. a quick trigger two from the top of the key...good, he leads 2-1
- Chapman drives with a hanging bank shot...misses gets put back, tied 2-2
- Paxson Sr. drives to the basket, shot partially blocked by Chapman, Chapman rebound
- Chapman crossover to the rim from the free throw line, lay-up good, leads 3-2
- Paxson Sr. drives and quick pull up bank shot to the right is good, tied 3-3
- Chapman drive quick right, shot off the glass good, he leads 4-3
- Paxson Sr. triggers again from the top of the key, misses, Chapman rebound
Chapman quickly to the rim, ball rolls off, Chapman tips back in, leads 5-3
- Paxson Sr. spin dribble left, 13-footer, good, Chapman leads 5-4
- Chapman misses off dribble to the left, long rebound to Paxson Sr.
- Paxson Sr. misses hanging baseline runner, Chapman rebounds
- Chapman quickly to the left, reverse dribble to right lays it in, leads 6-4
- Paxson Sr. drives left, backs out to ten feet, pump fake and shot is good, cuts lead to 6-5 Chapman
- Chapman misses pull up 15-footer, Paxson quick rebound to the rim left, misses
- Chapman backs down, spinning five-footer, good, he leads 7-5
- Paxson Sr. left drive from the key, backs down, off the glass, good cuts, lead to 7-6
- Chapman hard drive right, pull back, fade shot...good just over Paxson's hand, he leads 8-6
- Paxson Sr. again dribbles to the low post left, back down Chapman, left hand off glass, good...cuts lead to 8-7
- Chapman misses from 12 feet, long rebound to Chapman, he attacks and hangs at the rim, good, leads 9-7
- Paxson Sr. again to the left, hesitation back down dribble to the left, spins and seals - Chapman at the rim, lay-up rolls off, Paxson Sr. , quick tip...good, he cuts lead again to 9-8
- Chapman dribbles right outside the lane, crossover to the left, quickly back to the right, bank shot from 10 feet...good, he survives 10-8
In other action of the tournament, Regions One and Two feature some great battles featuring some notable Flyer big men.
No. 4 Mike Sylvester versus No. 5 Bucky Bockhorn
Matchup: Bockhorn's defense and versatility will be a challenge for the sharp shooting Sylvester.
Game Summary: Bockhorn intense out of the gate, blocks Sylvester's first shot and hits his first two to go up 2-0. Sylvester tires the perimeter successfully twice to gain a 4-3 advantage. Bockhorn continues to work defensive magic and his inside game to pull ahead 6-5. Sylvester benefits from continued hot shooting despite a hand in his face nearly every shot. He jumps ahead 8-6. Bockhorn's competitiveness again shows as he gambles with a two-pointer to tie the game at 8.
At crunch time you can sense each player wants to hit the kill shot. Sylvester's long two is not good, long rebound to Bockhorn who launches a two to win...it rolls out. Again, Sylvester wants the win, Bockhorn defends it perfectly forcing a high-arching shot....it banks in...Sylvester with the biggest shot of the tourney to date...he escapes 10-8.
No. 2 John Horan versus No. 11 Junior Norris
Matchup: Norris is the Cinderella of the tourney and faces another formidable for in Horan.
Game Summary: Norris stays tourney tough grabbing two Horan misses and hitting two shots in the post to jump out 2-0. From there, the clock strikes midnight. Horan is dazzling from all spots on the court, he closes out Norris with a two to end the game and win 10-4.
No. 3 Hank Finkel versus No. 6 Ken May
Matchup: Finkel has the true size advantage over the underrated Ken May. Can May us the perimeter to his advantage?
Game Summary: Finkel is smart to start the game. He backs down May consistently and hits post shots to jump out to a 4-1 lead. May senses he needs to gamble for steals and hit outside shots to draw Finkel from the hoop. It works, with a steal and a two to cut the lead 4-3. May's strategy does not pay off for the game though. Finkel gets two perimeter misses and take a 6-3 lead. From there, baskets are exchanged, which eliminates May...10-6.
No. 1 Negele Knight versus No. 8 Mike Kanieski
Matchup: Knight's quickness against Kanieski's size is the main attraction. Can another big man advance to the Sweet 16?
Game Summary: Knight is able to start the game hot by hitting a two for a 2-0 lead. Kanieski's strategy to play close and defend Knight's quickness to the basket does not pay off. Kanieski is able to back down Knight and hit a few post shots, but Knight pulls out to an 8-4 lead with outside shots. Forced to extend his defense, Kanieski must now deal with moves to the basket. Knight hits a lay-up and pull up jumper to prevail 10-5.
No. 4 Bobby Joe Hooper versus No. 5 Garry Roggenburk
Matchup: Can Roggenburk with his smooth and steady play defend the quickness of Hooper?
Game Summary: Hooper starts quickly with a hesitation drive to the hoop and a quick steal and lay-up for a 2-0 lead. Roggenburk counters with a post bank shot, a block, and a quick jumper to tie it at 2-2. Each player cools off as defense takes hold of the mid-portion of this game. With the game tied at 4-4, the tempo changes. Hooper hits a two-pointer only to be countered by Roggenburk with a mid-range jumper and soft finger roll post move to knot the game at 6-6.
Roggenburk then jumps ahead by grabbing a long rebound and racing to the hoop for a lay up to go up 7-6. Sensing momentum had shifted away from him, Hooper drives to the hoop, but dribbles left to the perimeter and hits a huge two pointer again to regain the lead at 8-7. Roggenburk then decides to counter. He makes two consecutive post moves to regain the lead 9-8. Hooper tries to tie the game with a drive to the hoop. It rolls out, Roggenburk rebounds and takes his time backing down Hopper. Roggenburk turns, fades and hits the dagger shot to win 10-8.
No. 3 Anthony Corbitt versus No. 6 Ed Young
Matchup: Very similar in stature, this game will feature Corbitt's inside game and rebounding versus Young's left handed scoring ability.
Game Summary: Young uses his slashing ability to outscore Corbitt early and take a 4-2 lead capitalizing off a few misses by Corbitt. Young tries to increase his lead by hitting a two, but misses, and Corbitt takes advantage. Corbitt scores in the post quickly by using his physical size to back down Young on his next three possessions to tie it at 5-5. Young sees his chance is to get sure shots, but he misses two close jumpers and Corbitt rebounds both and scores each time to seize a 7-5 lead. Young counters with a slashing drive to the left to make it 7-6.
The game then turns on one play. Young has 10-footer pull to tie, but is falls out, Corbitt rebounds and uses his "back down" move to gain an 8-6 advantage. Baskets are traded to make it 9-7, then Young gambles with a two but misses. Corbitt hits a spinning post move to win 10-7.
No. 2 Jim Paxson Jr. versus No. 7 Keith Waleskowski
Matchup: Paxson Jr's. combination of size and overall game versatility will be a challenge for the fiery work ethic of Waleskowski.
Game Summary: Game starts with a unique set of circumstances. Waleskowski, who could hit the occasional outside shot decides to fire from the perimeter with Paxson anticipating drives or back downs to the basket early. Waleskowski hits two in a row to offset Paxson Jr's basket and grabs a 4-1 lead. Tightening up his perimeter "D" Paxson Jr. forces a steal and two misses which result in quick baskets to tie the game at 4-4. The next three possessions decide the game. Waleskowski misses on a post move, Paxson Jr. boxes out his strong rebounding opponent and grabs the ball. Paxson Jr. them drives for a reverse lay-up to take his first lead 5-4. Paxson Jr. gambles and plays off Waleskowski. Waleskowski can't resist the temptation to shoot, but misses. Paxson Jr. capitalizes with a quick bucket to secure a 6-4 lead. Sensing control of the game, Paxson Jr. takes nothing but sure shots, while fending off Waleskowski two offensive putbacks. Paxson Jr. prevails 10-6.