College Hoops: Storm Classic set to begin Saturday
Two games remain before the Christmas break for Davidson County Community College basketball and both will come this weekend at the annual Storm Classic.
The field for the two-day event that begins Saturday is loaded with talent. In attendance will be Davidson’s NJCAA Region X foe Caldwell Community College, Division II Northern Virginia, and Division I Clinton Junior College. Action begins 2 p.m. Saturday with the Storm hosting Northern Virginia, followed by the Caldwell-Clinton matchup. Sunday, NOVA and Caldwell will meet at 2 p.m. with DCCC closing the festivities at 4:30 against Clinton.
“There is going to be some really good basketball and competition,” said Storm assistant coach Jon Weavil. “If we can come in here and play like we did against Mt. Zion and show some character, I think we can come away with two wins this weekend.”
NOVA was a participant in the Storm Classic last season. They have struggled early in their 2012 portion of the schedule, posting a record of 2-5. Five players are averaging double digits in points. Ryan Allen leads the team with 22 points per game and Brandon Winbush adds 17.2 per outing.
“They are similar to Mt. Zion Prep,” said Weavil. “They like to spread you out, then penetrate and kick for 3s. Northern tries to run up and down the floor and are aggressive defensively.”
The Golden Bears of Clinton Junior College are somewhat of an unknown. According to their schedule they have only participated in three games, leaving the Storm coaching staff one day to get a scouting report on them before Sunday’s finale.
“They are historically very good,” Weavil said. “Clinton has only played a few games this year so we do not know much about them. “We do expect them to come here and give us good competition.”
All games for the Storm Classic are free.