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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Dallas is back on the Court

After breaking his knee cap and missing most of the season, Dallas is finally getting a chance to get back on the floor during the Playoff run for his High School. Below is the article for the game tonight. They are now in the final four in the State of California playoffs... They will play next Saturday night and if they win they play the following Saturday for the Championship game in Arco Arena up in Sacremento...

Here is the article for tonights game.

Campbell Hall faces a battle but survives

It was a lot closer than the score indicated. Parker of San Diego gave Campbell Hall of North Hollywood all it could handle in Saturday's Southern California Div. IV boys' basketball regional semifinal, but the Vikings proved to be too tough down the stretch in a 78-64 victory at Crespi High in Encino.

"They weren't going to go away quietly," Vikings coach Terry Kelly said.

The Vikings (31-1) trailed 37-36 at halftime but opened the second half with a sense of urgency and took a 47-41 lead as Jrue Holiday connected on a pair of 3-pointers. Teammate Dallas Rutherford scored eight of his 17 points over the final 2:53 of the third quarter to extend the advantage to 59-49 heading into the final period.

"Dallas was huge for us," Kelly said. "He showed what he's capable of tonight."

Parker (28-4) cut the deficit to five points with 2:42 remaining after a pair of free throws by . But the Lancers scored just three points the rest of the way.

Meanwhile, Campbell Hall made several big shots. Joseph Finnerty hit a 3-pointer with 1:39 left to give the Vikings a 71-63 lead, Keegan Hornbuckle added a layup and Robert Ford sank two free throws to put the game out of reach.

"What a team effort," Kelly said. "Everyone contributed."

Bernardini played well in the first half, scoring 14 points in the first quarter, highlighted by four 3-pointers, and the 6-foot-7 senior, bound for the University of Pennsylvania, added another 12 in the second quarter.

Justin Holiday shut him down in the second half. Bernardini scored four points in the third quarter, and Holiday harassed him into an 0-for-5 effort from the field in the fourth quarter.
Bernardini managed just twofree throws in the final eight minutes and ended up with 33points.

"I gave him space in the first half but decided to get up on him when we came out of the half," said Holiday, who finished with 18 points, 11rebounds, four assists, foursteals and two blocks.
Jrue Holiday had 21 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 2:12 remaining. Finnerty added 10 points, fourrebounds and four assists and Ford had seven points and seven assists.
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Charles W Bogray said...

I caught the game last night at Crespi. What a thrill to see Dallas play. You must be very proud. He was all business, and very determined to win. (Great attributes) You would be thrilled to know that I overheard people sitting behind me (with the other team) saying “ The Wild card in this game was that #33 he made key layups, and three’s that put us away”. I’ve been praying for Dallas all year. I’ve never seen him play before last night, but I had a burden to pray. I will keep praying that Dallas will always use his gifts and heart to follow Gods plan. Best of Luck in State!!

Another Soldier For Christ said...

It is great to hear that Dallas can get back to his passion of playing ball. I also just wanted to give you praise about your daughters. I witnessed them being followers and witnesses of God at The Vine service this past weekend, and I wanted to congratulate you on raising such fine children. Keep up the good work!

Kansas to Gotham said...

Dudley, your son looks EXACTLY like your brother Dean did back in jr high. It really took me by surprise!

I discovered your blog by way of a friend here in NYC who asked what part of Kansas I was from. One thing led to another, and he told me that he knew of you, has heard you and your dad speak at a convention, and that you have a blog. Go figure. It really is a small world.

Congratulations on having such a great ministry, a lovely family, and apparently great personal happiness and fulfilment. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Nancy Standley (now Phillips)
Brooklyn, NY