Posted On: 02/22/18 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON, DC — We’d like to thank the DCIAA and Howard University for collaborating to host a well organized conference tournament. In last night’s championship game, Wilson defeated Theodore Roosevelt by a final score of 71-59. Here we recap this hard-fought contest with five takeaways. All stats referenced were provided courtesy of Legit Stats.
DCIAA POY STANDS OUT AS TIGERS REPEAT
Ayinde Hikim was the best player on the floor last night, and showed why he deserved to be named league player of the year. The reliable point guard shot 4/5 of field and 8/10 from the line on his way to a game-high 16 points. Hikim got into the paint at will, and defended his position well.
WILSON CONTROLS GLASS
Three players in the Tigers front court nearly out-rebounded Roosevelt’s entire team. Ricky Lindo (11 reb), Josiah Marable (9 reb), and Will Bouma (5 reb), combined for 25 boards compared to 29 for the Rough Riders as a team. When you also factor in 2019 guard Carlos Dunn‘s contributions for Wilson, (7 pts, 7 reb), it’s easy to see that the rebounding battle was a key factor in determining the winner of the game.
ROOSEVELT GUARDS HELD IN CHECK
2018 point guard Marquise Brown had a solid outing in this game, recording 9 points and 7 assists to just 1 turnover with two steals. 2020 Marcus Dockery shot well from three point land (4/8 3FG), and added 16 points, but the two players combined to shoot just 8/24 overall from the field. 2020 Darius Miles hauled in 9 boards, handed out 3 dimes, and swiped 2 steals to go along with 5 points, but the three all-league players combined to shoot just 6/9 from the foul line.
FOUL TROUBLE RUNS RAMPANT
A big reason why Darius Miles had a limited impact in this game was because he picked up early foul trouble, which plagued him throughout the game, and eventually disqualified him from it. Roosevelt had 4 players finish the game with 3 or more fouls, while Ayinde Hikim battled foul trouble for Wilson. The unsigned senior guard finished the game with 4 fouls. Ricky Lindo, Josiah Marable, and Dimingus Stevens each finished with 3 fouls for the Tigers.
- Play of the game anyone? 2020 Dimingus Stevens, who finished the game with 12 points, made this play which had the house rocking.
- Ricky Lindo had a nice all-around game to help his team clinch their second straight league title. The 6’8 forward recorded 8 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and 0 turnovers while shooting 4/4 from the foul line.
- 2019 Romaro Hutchinson played a key role down the stretch off the bench for Wilson. He scored 9 points and hit 2 of 4 from downtown.