14 Jun June 13: Games 4-7 recap
By Nolan Wick (June 13, 2021)
Here is the recap for games 4-7:
DC Evolution (Wilson) vs Eagles (NCA): A good matchup featuring two quick and talented teams, NCA kept it close until Wilson ran away with the game in the second half, winning 62-55. Wilson’s Darren Buchanan Jr. (3) had himself a great game, dropping 20 points and 13 rebounds, the most for each category than any other player in the game.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) vs Sandy Spring: This game had a tight first half with multiple lead changes, and Sandy Spring led by just two points at the first buzzer. Despite a small comeback effort from BCC, Sandy Spring held on to win 53-47. Outstanding performances from Aidan Camper (#2, 25 pts) and Cyrus Chisolm (#4, 9 rebounds) are a big reason for Sandy Spring’s victory.
DeMatha vs Bulldogs Elite/Goodman: In front of a noisy home crowd, the DeMatha Stags cruised to a 77-46 victory despite a solid start from Goodman, who kept it close for some of the first half. Heavily recruited prospect Jakoi Hutchinson (12) put up 12 points for the Stags during his 15 minutes of playing time, and was benched for much of the second half as DeMatha pulled away with the lead. Although his team lost, Goodman’s Jacob Morgan (4) impressed, who scored 11 points and made 4 rebounds.
St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes vs Gonzaga: The momentum immediately shifted in St. Stephen’s favor as soon as the second half began, with a big scoring run. The Saints made several good plays on both offense and defense. Gonzaga, meanwhile, bent but didn’t break, as they never let St. Stephen’s pull that far ahead of them. The second half of this game was intense and down to the wire. Gonzaga eventually came out on top, winning 65-59. Gonzaga’s Devin Dinkins (0) was by far the key player in this game, with 27 points and 8 rebounds. St. Stephen’s Elliott Black (5) continued to impress, with 15 points and 18 rebounds.