Posted On: 02/11/18 4:10 PM
BALTIMORE, MD — Poly played host to Wilson on Saturday afternoon in the annual DC/Baltimore Classic. In a matchup between two heavyweights, all that were in attendance were treated to an incredible show. Here we recap the 10 best from this hard-fought contest.
It seemed like almost every time Poly made a run, Jay Heath Jr. had an answer. The shifty class of 2019 guard, who was almost impossible to stop off the dribble, led the Tigers with 16 points and 5 assists. Heath also defended with tenacity and showed that he wasn’t afraid to step up and take a charge.
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Justin Lewis showcased the total package offensively in this one. He hit three treys and a mid range jumper, but also finished strong around the basket. Lewis made some really nice passes out of the low and high post as well.
Demetrius Mims stuffed the stat sheet defensively on Saturday. The Long Beach State commit had five steals in the first quarter, but also blocked at least four shots throughout the game.
2018 Josiah Marable was a forceful presence inside, where he threw his weight around and made things difficult for anyone who approached the paint area. The 6’8 forward also made some really nice passes to assist his teammates.
Ricky Lindo is a human pogo stick. The long-limbed 6’8 forward is super bouncy and has really good hands. Lindo hauled in a team-high 9 rebounds.
By his standards, Dimingus Stevens didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but he still made three from downtown. Two of which came in key moments during the fourth quarter.
If he wasn’t the best shooter in the gym, Rahim Ali was a close second. The 2020 lead guard made some outstanding passes to set up his teammates, and did a great job communicating.
2019 guard Carlos Dunn came in off the bench for a brief period and provided a spark in the first half. He secured an offensive rebound, pulled the ball out and shrewdly dished it to a cutting Ricky Lindo for an emphatic slam.
This is a signature win for the Wilson Tigers, who have closed out the season with three consecutive wins. Can they repeat as DCIAA Champions? They certainly have the talent to do so, but they still have to go out and play.