It’s always a dicey proposition when singling out an individual in a team sport – especially when it comes to a squad as team-oriented as the Cedar Crest boys’.
Logan Horn was named the most valuable player at the Lebanon Booster Club’s Tip-Off Tournament. But it could’ve just as easily been Blake Thomson who walked away with the individual hardware.
With his decision-making, court savvy and overall play-making abilities, Thomson played a key role in helping the Falcons to the tournament championship. The senior guard tallied a total of 24 points in Cedar Crest’s two wins in the event.
During Saturday evening’s 49-46 victory over the host Cedars, Thomson struck for 11 points, including a three-pointer and two-for-two free throwing. On Friday night, Thomson went for 13 points, a three-pointer and four-for six at the foul line, as Cedar Crest nudged Elco 68-44 in its season opener.
But Thomson contributed just as much defensively in Cedar Crest’s outings, as he did on the offensive end.
The Falcons have high hopes for the 2017-18 campaign, and Thomson is one of the biggest reasons why.
– Jeff Falk