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Posted On: 02/19/18 8:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, VA — St. John’s closed out their regular season with a 56-46 win at Bishop Ireton. Here we run down five takeaways from this hard-fought contest.
Led by 2020 guard Ishmael Leggett, who was a standout defensively, the Cadets held Ireton to just 14 points in the first half. Freshman Devon Savage, who scored 9 points, had one of the best plays of the game when he scored after a crafty euro-step. 2020 guard Darius Maddox, who scored all 7 of his points in the first half, went 2/3 from downtown.
We mentioned how tough SJC made things for Ireton on offense, but Darius Hines and Ethan Lynch made the most of their opportunities. Hines, who is one of the top unsigned seniors in the area, recorded a game-high 16 points to go along with 5 assists, 2 steals, and just 1 turnover. Lynch, a sturdily built class of 2019 guard, added 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
2019 Jalin Abbott made his mark on the boards, where he corralled a team-high 8 rebounds. 2019 Casey Morsell, who sat most of the first half with foul trouble, scored all 7 of his points in the third quarter, adding 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist. UMass-bound Tre Wood handed out 5 dimes, and Navy commit Richard Njoku chipped in with 8 points, 4 rebounds, and a block.
2020 Aaron Lewis, who pulled down a game-high 9 boards, was a key contributor for Ireton defensively. He also blocked a shot and took a charge.