Posted On: 01/17/18 3:11 PM
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Georgetown Prep outscored Episcopal 45-29 in the second half to pick up a road win by a final score of 78-62. Here are the 10 best from this pivotal IAC contest.
With his team down in the second half and in need of offense, Jared Bynum was able to provide that. The St. Joe’s commit handed out 8 dimes while adding a game high 26 points to his team’s winning effort.
It wasn’t a complete performance by Tymu Chenery, who was on fire in the first half, where he scored 16 of his 22. The 6’6 wing cooled off a bit in the second stanza, but at 6’6 he has the size and skill to fill it up quickly from all three levels.
Dejean Desire‘s defense was a big reason why Chenery couldn’t get much going in the second half. The 6’5+ wing has really long arms, and worked hard to deny his man off the ball. Desire remained active in the passing lanes, and provided an added bonus to his team with his effort on the offensive glass.
Ike Nweke helped his team dominate the boards in this one, hauling in 10 of his game-high 18 rebounds in the first half. Columbia is getting a workhorse, and one of the most productive offensive rebounders we’ve seen in recent memory.
His confidence is growing, and we’re starting to see Kamdyn Curfman showcase elite range in his perimeter jump shot. The high IQ point guard has hit a three in each game this season, and added four more last night on his way to 15 points.
At first glance, one would assume that Mezie Offurum is a prolific scorer, but this simply isn’t the case. One thing we’ve always liked about him is his unselfishness. The GW commit will always make the extra pass to an open teammate, and enjoys getting others involved.
He will probably end up as the top underclassmen on his team, but for tonight Darius Johnson gets the 6th man award. The freshman point guard was very crafty off the bounce, and applied constant pressure on Prep’s interior defense. Johnson went 4/4 from the line on his way to 6 points.
He will probably end up as a high major football recruit, but we’ve seen all season long that Bryce Steele can get it done on the hardwood as well. The stocky 6’3 wing, who scored 8 points, has the ability to hit tough shots off the bounce.
I’ll just leave this here.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 17, 2018
These two teams are among the strongest in the IAC, and this result marks a massive win for Prep considering it was on the road. These two team’s don’t meet again until Groundhog Day, but will each face stiff competition in and out of conference until then.