Five Takeaways: Dulaney vs Woodlawn

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Posted On: 02/15/18 5:16 PM

Last night, Dulaney hosted Woodlawn for what was an exciting Baltimore County match up. The Lions came out on top 72-59, but the final score wouldn’t indicate just how close this game was throughout the 30 minutes.

Dulaney freshman has ice water in his veins

Freshman point guard Ryan Conway led all scorers with 27 points, 11 of which came in the final frame. None were bigger than his final six points that came on two triples with 1:30 remaining in the game. Woodlawn trailed 62-59 with momentum swinging their way until Conway canned back-to-back three’s that put the Lions’ den into an uproar. It was at that point he took the wind out of the Woodlawn team and ultimately lifted his team to victory.

Woodlawn freshman impresses

Marlon Lewis is no longer a name that will fly under the radar. The 6’4 freshman led the Warriors with 20 points and showcased an endless motor on throughout the entire game. Lewis played with tremendous physicality, energy and fearlessness. It didn’t matter who was in his way, Lewis put the ball on the deck and took it strong to the basket every chance he could. He was also active on the glass, acting as if any offensive or defensive rebound should be his.

Evans battles through foul troubles

The sophomore wing, Che Evans Jr., picked up a few early fouls that forced him to play softer in the first half. Early in the third quarter, he picked up his third, which force head coach Matt Lochte to sit him for a chunk of that frame. With that all being said, Evans still finished with 25 points and similar to Conway, came up big in the fourth by scoring 12 points to help seal the win.

Overload of young talent

When you take a look at the top performers from this match up, you’ll noticed that two were freshmen and one was a sophomore. Freshman Ike Cornish also made some key plays for the Lions down the stretch. It’s remarkable to see all of these young kids having the impact they are for their respective teams this season. It’s a guarantee that high school basketball in the Baltimore area will continue to be great for the next 3-4 years.

What’s next?

Even with the loss, Woodlawn advances to the Baltimore County championship game on Tuesday to face Milford Mill. Similar to this game, they’ll lean on Lewis and their pair of seniors Mark Brinkley (17 points) and Demauri Warren (14 points). Dulaney finishes their regular season schedule Monday at Hereford before prepping for 4A sectional play.