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Posted On: 03/4/18 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON, DC — Woodrow Wilson captured its first ever DCSAA Championship with a 66-64 win over St. John’s in double overtime. Here we recap this intriguing matchup with five takeaways.
The odds were against them, but The Wilson Tigers didn’t mind. With respective wins over Gonzaga and St. John’s, they have earned the title of best team in the city for this season. 2019 Jay Heath Jr. was named MVP for his run of consistent performances throughout the tournament.
St. John’s held a 30-23 lead at halftime, and a big reason for this was their 3-point shooting. The Cadets hit 5 of 11 shots from downtown in the first half, but made just 4 of 15 the rest of the way. Five different players hit a three pointer for SJC.
2018 point guard Ayinde Hikim didn’t really score much against Gonzaga, but he showed why he was named DCIAA Player of the Year with a dominant 21 point performance in the championship. The skilled and fundamentally sound lead guard is long, athletic, and flat out fearless.
2019 Casey Morsell corralled a game-high 10 defensive rebounds, and this was clearly an area where SJC had the edge. The Cadets out-rebounded the Tigers 44-39.
Ricky Lindo Jr. had one of his best games of the season in this one. The long & lanky 6’8 forward was all over the passing lanes, and played a key role in forcing 21 SJC turnovers. Lindo recorded a game-high 5 steals. He plans to prep into 2019, but we’re quite certain he could help a division one program next season.
This game featured some very intriguing match-ups, especially in the back court. The headliner was between our third and fourth ranked 2019 prospects, Casey Morsell and Jay Heath Jr. The point guard battle between Ayinde Hikim and Tre Wood was no joke either. We have to give a slight edge to the Tigers back court on this day.