Posted On: 02/11/18 7:23 PM
Yesterday on Mt. Carmel’s campus, the Cougars hosted the Dulaney Lions. The game was originally supposed to be in the lineup for the Shirts vs Skins Basketball Classic back in December, but was canceled due to weather. Mt. Carmel defeated Dulaney in the match by the final score of 59-52.
Miller leads the way for the Cougars
Senior guard Will Miller scored 15 points including three three’s that all came in the first half to help Mt. Carmel build an early lead. The 6-foot guard did a nice job moving without the ball and finding openings in the Lions’ defense for good looks at the basket.
Evans and Cornish put forth solid performances
The duo of Che Evans and Josh Cornish have been the heart and soul to this Dulaney squad. Both players finished with 15 points. Cornish, a Southern Utah commit, played extremely active as usual. He knocked down two triples and operated effectively in pick-and-roll sets. Evans struggled shooting from outside, but adjusted nicely attacking the rim and getting to the free throw line. He converted seven of his 10 shots from the charity stripe.
Dominic Carrington continues to play well
The 5-foot-9 sophomore has put together consistent outings for the Cougars as of late. In this game, he did a nice job stepping in and initiating the offense as well as sniping from deep. He finished second on the team in scoring with 12 points and helped set the tone defensively with good ball pressure and active hands.
Dulaney freshman provides energy
Ike Cornish, the little brother of Josh, provided energy for the Lions on both ends of the floor. The 6-foot-5 freshman finished with 11 points and more than a handful of hustle plays that earned his team extra possessions. His length disrupted shots around the rim and he provided valuable communication defensively.
Loss for Lions held much importance
As we come down the tail end of the season, every loss matters. For Dulaney, this one moved them out of first place for their section, with Perry Hall taking over the top spot. This is significant because it effects the seeding once the state playoffs begin. Perry Hall will have a tough match up against Milford Mill tomorrow, so we’ll see if they can retain the top position. One thing that’s certain is it’ll be a fun next couple of weeks.