Riley Kugel leads No. 15 Dr. Phillips to overtime victory over Olympia

ORLANDO, Fla. – Coming into Wednesday night’s game, both the Olympia Titans and the Dr. Phillips Panthers were ranked inside the Top 10 in the latest SBLive Florida boys basketball rankings. And in Dr. Phillips’ case, they came in ranked No. 15 in the country in the SBLive/SI Power 25.

Behind a 26-point performance from Mississippi State commit Riley Kugel, Dr. Phillips pulled out a thrilling 68-67 victory in overtime. 

Here are three takeaways from the game:

Kugel continues to impress on big stage

Kugel was impressive throughout the game, pouring in 16 of his 26 in the second half and overtime.

“I feel like my teammates did a good job setting me up in the right moments,” said Kugel. “It’s always nice to beat a well-coached team like Olympia.”

Ernest Udeh is a beast inside

Power forward/center Ernest Udeh, a Kansas Jayhawks commit, was unstoppable in the paint and finished with a double-double – 20 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Edgerrin ‘Jizzle’ James is a future D-1 prospect

Edgerrin James, the junior point guard for Olympia, followed up his game-winning shot in their last game against Windermere, with a game-high 28 points and 5 assists in the loss to Dr. Phillips.

Stat Leaders (Unofficial)

Olympia: Jizzle James – 28 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists

Olympia: Josh Meo – 11 points (3 three-pointers), 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Dr. Phillips: Riley Kugel – 26 points (5-7 Free throws), 4 assists, 3 steals

Dr. Phillips: Ernest Udeh – 20 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks

Box Score 1   2    3    4    OT Total

Olympia         11  10  18  22   6     67

Dr. Phillips     14  16  16  15   7     68

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