Posted On: 01/31/18 5:00 AM
ARLINGTON, VA — Four quarters weren’t enough to separate Bishop O’Connell and DeMatha on Tuesday night. The Knights were able to record a hard fought 65-62 victory over the Stags in overtime. Here are five takeaways from this contest.
Matt Becht hit five threes last night on his way to 17 points. The Mount St. Mary’s commit, who has made 77 triples on the season, has now hit four or more in four of his last five games. We’re still waiting for him to hit 10 in a game, though.
2020 Hunter Dickinson was a forceful paint presence inside for the Stags, where he consistently drew double and triple teams. The 7-foot post, who recorded 19 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 2 turnovers, worked hard to establish position inside where he converted efficiently (8/11 FG). Dickinson tipped in a missed shot down the stretch to DeMatha up by 1, but the Stags weren’t able to hold on.
Charlie Weber caused problems all night with his ability to knock down shots, and his work rate on the offensive glass. The 6’8 junior, who scored 14 points, knocked down a clutch mid range jumper from the baseline to help lift his team to victory.
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With the absence of Justin Moore (flu), DeMatha needed someone to help pick up the slack, and Jahmir Young delivered in the fourth quarter, where he drilled three trey balls. The southpaw lead guard finished up with 13 points in front of JMU Head Coach Louis Rowe, who could be considering him as a primary target.
Nebraska commit Xavier Johnson and 2019 Ayan Teel are a formidable back court pairing, each with their own unique traits and similarities. Johnson, who scored a game-high 21 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 4 assists, showcased his elite quickness. Teel, who added 9 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds, is a knock down three point shooter who can finish from a variety of angles in the lane. Both guards are solid on ball defenders, and demonstrate the intangibles you look for in a lead guard.