Five Key Questions: Perry Hall vs Towson

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Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 01/19/18 3:07 PM

The Perry Hall Gators got back on the winning side of things against Towson last night, winning by a commanding score of 100-51. With the win, Perry Hall improves to 7-4 overall while Towson drops to 5-6.

Who was the game’s most valuable player?

Perry Hall’s Anthony Higgs put together another solid outing as he continues to get into his groove after struggling early in the season. The Ole Miss commit finished with a game-high 23 points while dominating the glass on both ends. Higgs mixed it up well by scoring inside and out. The 6’9 forward nailed two three’s and when he got the opportunity in transition to play above the rim, he did so.

How good is LaQuill Hardnett?

Hardnett has been fantastic despite the Gators’ slow start to the season. He’s notched multiple double-doubles and recorded a triple-double in a win against Dulaney. Last night, he pitched in with 18 points and continued to show why he’s the most versatile big man in the state of Maryland. Like Higgs, Hardnett scored in a variety of ways. He knocked down two triples, showed soft touch on his floaters and threw down multiple dunks including this one off of an offensive rebound:

Why hasn’t Tyler Holley received any offers?

Holley is a 6’3 guard with great length and basketball IQ. His athleticism and ability to impact a game on both ends of the floor should light up a college coach’s eyes, but Holley hasn’t received any offers from Division I or Division II programs. In last night’s game, he finished with 12 points while being the floor general for Gators. Improving his point guard skills is something that he continues to work on, but there’s no reason why Division II schools shouldn’t be tracking Holley for all that he can bring.

What is Anthony Walker’s ceiling?

One of the most impressive players in the city this season has been 2019 forward Anthony Walker. The 6’9 junior could cover an entire room with posters of his dunks from just the first 11 games of the season. He could very well be the most athletic player in the state with how high above the rim he plays consistently. Last night he finished with 14 points and four dunks that made the crowd ignite. Walker shows flashes of of being a high-major Division I prospect. He continues to tune up his outside game shooting wise, and there has been significant improvement. Defensively, he’s a big time shot blocker that keeps the ball in play in order to give his team a chance to get out in transition.

What’s next for both teams?

Perry Hall takes on Franklin this evening to see if they can spark a winning streak before Eleanor Roosevelt visits on Monday. The game against Eleanor Roosevelt was rescheduled due to weather and was supposed to be played in December. The Raiders have an impressive 10-3 overall record with wins against a few solid opponents. For Towson, they host Chesapeake this evening as they try and get back on the winning side of things. Monday, they’re home again as they host Sparrows Point.