Posted On: 12/23/17 11:34 AM
We had a chance to take in two games during the afternoon session of the MICDS Holiday Tournament on Friday. In the first game, No. 8 seed St. Charles defeated No. 9 seed Parkway South 70-55. In the next game, No. 4 seed Duchesne was impressive in defeating No. 13 seed Westminster Christian 57-37.
Here is a look at some of the individual standouts from those two games.
Cameron Teson 6’0″ St. Charles: The flashy 2019 point guard scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Pirates to the victory over Parkway South. He has nifty handles, good passing ability and he shot the ball well from deep with four 3-pointers. He plays with a lot of confidence and he is always looking to push the pace.
Luke Lowenstein 6’5″ Duchesne: The burly 2018 post player scored a game-high 18 points in the Pioneers easy victory over Westminster. Big Luke is an old school post player who does most of his damage in the lane. He is strong, he knows how to use his big body to get position and he can finish around the basket. His teammates also do a great job of getting him the ball in the spots where he is most effective and he delivers.
Mitchell Fairless 6’5″ Duchesne: The bouncy 2018 wing scored 12 points in the victory over Westminster. Fairless has a nice combination of size and athletic ability and he combines it with a nice touch from 3-point distance. He is also very good in transition where he can get out and showcase his athleticism.
Braden Wiggs 6’6″ St. Charles: A physical 2019 post player, Wiggs scored 16 points and controlled the boards in the Pirates victory over Parkway South. Wiggs have been very productive throughout the early part of the season with his scoring and rebounding. He has good moves around the basket and he has a nice shooting touch from out to 12 feet. He has a big body and he knows to how use it to great effectiveness.
David Roberts 6’0″ St. Charles: It was my first time seeing this 2020 guard in action and I was quite impressed with his athleticism and junkyard dog mentality. He is a physical kid who really takes up the challenge defensively. He had the most impressive play of the afternoon when he stripped a South ball handler at midcourt, then dribbled down court and dunked over another defender. He is strong and fearless with his drives to the basket.
A few other standout performances from Friday included:
*2018 guard and Mizzou recruit Torrence Watson of No. 2 seed Whitfield scored 28 points in a 67-52 victory over No. 15 seed Christian-O’Fallon.
*2018 guard Deandre Campbell of No. 1 seed Parkway Central scored 27 points in the Colts 59-46 victory over No. 16 seed Clayton.
*2020 guard Jayce Catchings of No. 7 seed Wentzville Liberty scored a game-high 21 points in the Eagles’ 58-39 victory over No. 10 seed Lutheran North