Written by: Josh Safran
Aside from the monster jams and killer crossovers, the best part of the Rumph has been the one-on-one matchups that arise during games. One of the tourney’s best came in the form of Malcolm Richardson vs. the world in day three’s first win or go home game.
A step-back dagger three, diving for a game clinching loose ball, then calmly stepping to the line and draining 2 free throws to put a bow on it. That sums up the all-star performance Malcolm Richardson put on to lead his team to an 85-78 win over Competitive Training Co. Richardson led the game with 29 points, draining four three pointers in the process.
This was a game dominated by guard play and iso-ball. Early on it looked like the CTC backcourt duo of Sharif Bray and Biggie Minnis could take over. Things changed when Bray was taken out late in the first half. Minnis shouldered the offensive load for the rest of the first half, but without Bray on the floor CTC’s defensive intensity lagged, giving up open three after open three.
While CTC went through hot and cold stretches, PF Workouts were propelled to the victory for all 40 minutes by Malcolm Richardson. PF Workouts advance and will play the winner of Blue Magic vs Chuck Ellis Workouts.