April 9, 2009
Santa Clara senior John Bryant, now sporting No. 20 on his Portsmouth Partnership uniform, helped his team to a 90-80 victory over the Tidewater Sealants in the first round of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Portsmouth, Va. The four-day tournament runs through Sat. April 11.
Bryant's team advances to semi-finals to play Sales Systems, Ltd., on Fri., April 10 at 4 pm Pacific. Former rival, Saint Mary's forward Diamon Simpson, plays for Sales. Sales System, Inc. defeated K&D Round's Landscaping 70-63 on Wednesday evening. The Sales team was led by Paul Delaney's game-high 20 points. Delaney played for UAB this season.
Bryant scored seven points, adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes as the team shot 52.7% from the field, including 50% from beyond the arc. Bryant's team was led by AD Vassallo of Virginia Tech, who scored a game-high 21 points for the Partnership.
All results, team roster and the bracket can be found on portsmouthinvitational.com.