Posted On: 02/21/18 11:00 AM
NORTH BETHESDA, MD — Georgetown Prep captured the 2018 IAC Championship after defeating Bullis by a final score of 60-49. GW, Mount St. Marys and Loyola (MD) were on hand for this contest. Here we recap the game by answering five key questions.
Prep has 3 seniors who are headed to play college basketball at the division one level, but Dejean Desire deserves a ton of credit for his performance last night. Not only is he the best defensive player on the team, but he also plays super hard. Desire scored 13 points, and added several hustle plays on both ends of the floor.
Mount St. Mary’s commit Vado Morse, who led the team with 14 points, had some nice moments in this one. We also thought unsigned 2018 guard Lincoln Yeutter, who added 12 points, looked particularly sharp. He did a great job on the boards, especially in the first half, but also showcased the ability to score from a variety of areas. The other standout for the Bulldogs was 2019 guard Nendah Tarke, who scored 11 and looked like the best passer on the team.
We’ll start by mentioning St. Joe’s commit Jared Bynum, who recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 2 turnovers. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well (3 of 11 FG, 1/6 3FG, 5/10 FT), but he hit the boards hard and pushed it quickly in transition. Columbia commit Ike Nweke did what he does best. Helped Prep control the glass on both ends, and scored 13 points. GW commit Mezie Offurum moved the ball around to his teammates and defended well.
Two players we’d like to mention here: 2018 Will Mulquin and 2019 Miles Somerville. Somerville came in off the bench and knocked down a 3 pointer. He also took a charge. Mulquin provided a ton of energy. He skied in for one of his trademark put-backs in the second half.
These two teams have met in each of the last two IAC Championship games. Will there be a third? It’s tough to tell at this point. What we do know is that both teams return some talented players. One player who we think will excel next season is 2019 guard Kamdyn Curfman. After scoring 21 in Prep’s semifinal win vs. SSSAS, he chipped in with 11 last night.
— Adam Ayalew (@AyalewAdam) February 21, 2018