Five Key Questions: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Woodrow Wilson

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Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 02/9/18 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC — Woodrow Wilson defeated Theodore Roosevelt by a final score of 90-59 on Thursday night in front of a standing room only crowd at “The Milk House”. Here we ponder five key questions derived from this contest.

WHO WAS THE BEST PLAYER ON THE FLOOR?

Wilson got good performances from several of their players, but none stood out more than Jay Heath Jr. The 2019 guard, who could not be kept out of the lane, recorded 31 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Heath didn’t force anything, and made sure to keep his teammates involved. We like the effort he gave defensively, especially on the boards.

Jay Heath Jr. Video

HOW CLOSE WAS THIS GAME?

It started off close, but after halftime the script changed dramatically. After the first quarter, the score was tied at 14. Roosevelt found themselves down 44-30 at half. In the second 16 minute stanza, Wilson outscored Roosevelt 46-29.

WHERE DID WILSON’S OFFENSE COME FROM?

The starters provided a majority of it. 2018 point guard Ayinde Hikim was a standout performer for the Tigers, handing out 9 dimes to go along with 13 points. 6’8 forward Ricky Lindo added 14 points while ’20 sharpshooting wing Dimingus Stevens scored 19.

WHAT SCHOOLS WERE IN THE GYM?

George Mason and Oklahoma State were spotted at the game, and both schools are expressing interest in a handful of players from this contest. George Mason has offered Jay Heath, and is also looking closely at Ricky Lindo while Oklahoma State is recruiting ’20 Darius Miles of Roosevelt.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT MOVING FORWARD?

This probably won’t be the last time these two teams meet. We expect both teams to make it to the finals of the DCIAA later this month, where Roosevelt will try to knock off the defending champs. We anticipate that game to be more competitive if it does occur.