Posted On: 02/23/18 1:16 PM
UPPER MARLBORO, MD — Wise captured the PG County Championship with a win over a very good Fairmont Heights team by a final score of 66-60. Georgetown, George Mason, Maine & St. Mary’s (MD) were among the schools spotted in the crowd. Here we recap this hard-fought matchup with the 10 best.
We have to say Fairmont Heights did a tremendous job scouting Wise, and made things difficult for Sherywn Devonish in the first half. The crafty southpaw lead guard was nearly unstoppable in the second half, where he scored 12 of his team-high 16 points. Devonish was a threat to score with either hand at the rim, and demonstrated the ability to consistently create space off the dribble for his jumper.
2018 Yearlarndo Reed‘s performance was a big reason why his team led by double-digits at the half. The 6’8 senior, who scored a game-high 17 points, showcased the ability to score from a variety of areas on the floor.
It would be a mistake not to praise Daniel Corley for his effort last night, particularly on the defensive end. The long & lanky 6’5 forward actively contested shots at the rim, and recorded a few steals as well.
Darren Lucas-White is a nice sleeper in the local 2018 class. At close to 6’3, he’s an aggressive and skilled point guard who has the potential to be a very good on-ball defender at the next level. Lucas-White recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals last night.
In a game filled with upperclassmen, Keyshawn Johnson found a way to make an impact. The sophomore, who knocked down three trey balls, showed that he isn’t afraid to take & make big shots.
Reed was a flat-out dominant presence on the glass. He used his robust frame to carve out space inside, and attacked the offensive boards with ferocity. Reed, who corralled a game-high 13 rebounds, displayed good hands and solid fundamentals.
A big reason why Devonish was a tough cover last night was because of how well he distributed the ball to his teammates. The unsigned senior, who handed out 3 dimes, consistently looked for his shooters in anticipation of help from the defense.
We like the response from Devonish after struggling to find room to operate early in the game. His hunger, toughness, and will to win was very evident.
2019 Anthony Craven was a standout for Fairmont Heights on the defensive end, and on the offensive boards. He’s got good length and a very high motor.
Both teams begin their journey to the Xfinity Center this weekend, with Wise in the 4A bracket and Fairmont Heights in 1A. These two teams are as good as any in their respective divisions, and both have a good chance to make it all the way at states.