Five Key Questions: Flint Hill vs. St. Andrew’s

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Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 02/13/18 10:26 AM

OAKTON, VA — Flint Hill defeated St. Andrew’s by a final score of 80-75 on Monday Night. The Huskies have now won 10 in a row, and 8 straight in the very competitive MAC. Here we take a look at five key questions derived from this hard-fought contest?

HOW GOOD IS FLINT HILL?

One thing we know about this team is that they’ve improved since the start of the season. It’s no fluke that they haven’t lost a game since Mid-January. The Huskies look like the team to beat in the MAC at the moment.

WHO WAS THE BEST PLAYER ON THE FLOOR?

He didn’t play his best last night, but Qudus Wahab picks up this honor simply because of his dominance in the paint. The 6’11 center, who led his team with 20 points and 3 blocks, actively and fearlessly repelled shots at the rim, and finished strong around the basket. Wahab is improving and gaining confidence as he continues to grow into his body.

WHAT STOOD OUT ABOUT ST. ANDREW’S?

Their effort. Led by 2019 Heru Bligen, who scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down at least 4 offensive rebounds, this team never gave up. Freshman Chace Davis, who scored 15 points, had a strong first half while 2019 Kamari Williams (13 points) stepped up in the second. This young team gained valuable experience last night.

FROM WHERE DID FLINT HILL GAIN KEY CONTRIBUTIONS?

2020 Justice Ellison and 2019 Christian Turner were the x-factors in this one, combining for 27 points between them. Ellison ran the show from the lead guard spot, and defended his position well. Turner provided great energy and strength when finishing at the basket.

WHAT CAN WE WATCH FOR MOVING FORWARD?

With the MAC tournament approaching, there’s a chance that these two teams could meet. It’s very difficult to beat a team three times in the same season, but that’s what Flint Hill will be trying to do if they match up. Can SAES apply the lessons learned from their first two encounters?