2018 Game 3 Recap:  Monmouth-Roseville vs. Canton

Box Score

Monmouth-Roseville Team Info
Canton Team Info

Conner Olson made all ten of his shot attempts (7-for-7 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line) for 20 points to lead the Monmouth-Roseville Titans past the Canton Little Giants 59-55 in the first round of the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament.

Monmouth-Roseville (8-5) won in the opening round for the ninth consecutive year, but had to withstand a late aerial assault from the Little Giants (1-7), who canned nine three-pointers on the day.

The Titans used a 13-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to build their largest lead at 55-41 with six minutes to go. But Canton buried three treys over the next three minutes to make it a ballgame. Eight Monmouth-Roseville turnovers in the final 4:10 of the game helped tighten the screws as well.

Luke Miller’s triple with 1:49 to go cut the deficit to 59-54. Kaleb Owens hit one-of-two at the line to get Canton within four with 1:25 remaining. That would be the final point scored in the affair. The Titans handed the ball away on their next three possessions, but the Little Giants couldn’t take advantage. It wasn’t from lack of effort, however.  Canton misfired on their final six shot attempts, including two three pointers and two free throws on a single possession.

Monmouth-Roseville shot an amazing 77 percent (10-for-13) after halftime to break away from a 24-24 tie. JC Sells and Jamonny Skinner joined Olson in double figures for the Titans. Skinner was a spark to say the least as he added seven assists, eight rebounds, and four steals in 24 minutes off the bench.

Owens grabbed eight rebounds to go with eight points for Canton. Trey Passmore led Canton in scoring with 12 points. Garrett Brant added 11 with four assists. The Little Giants forced 21 turnovers with Caleb Miller securing five steals. Canton only gained a 18-17 in points off turnovers, however.

Monmouth-Roseville moves on to play the winner of Pittsfield vs. Rockridge at 6:30 pm in the second quarterfinal on Thursday, Dec. 27. Canton will play at 10:30 am in the consolation bracket.

Brian Sullivan
December 26, 2018
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