Posted On: 03/2/18 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON, DC — McDonogh Arena at Georgetown University played host to the DCSAA Semifinals, where St. John’s and Woodrow Wilson punched their ticket to Saturday’s championship game with respective wins over Maret and Gonzaga. Louisiana Tech, George Mason, American, and St. Mary’s (MD) were among some of the schools spotted in the gym. Here we recap the semifinals with five takeaways.
STEVENS & HEATH PROPEL WILSON
2020 Dimingus Stevens and 2019 Jay Heath were the difference in Wilson’s “upset” win over Gonzaga. With two contrasting styles of play, each player found a way to make their mark on the game. Stevens, a 6’5 sharpshooter, caught fire in the first half. He recorded 25 points in the game on 5 of 9 shooting from three-point land. Heath, a 6’3 slashing combo guard who scored 15 points, was impossible to contain off the dribble. He also hit the 3 that eventually clinched the win for the Tigers.
CADET BACKCOURT EXCELS
2018 Tre Wood and 2019 Casey Morsell combined to score 32 in SJC’s win over Maret. Wood, a UMass commit, defended well and was simply devastating in transition. Morsell, who is a priority recruit for a number of local high major programs, showcased a versatile offensive arsenal to go along with commendable intensity on the defensive end.
WILLIAMS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE
2020 Terrance Williams looked like a man among boys in the paint despite his team’s loss. The 6’7 sophomore, who scored a game-high 27 on 10/14 from the field, consistently looked for and absorbed contact while finishing at the cup. These types of plays have become somewhat routine for one of the most productive players in the dmv.
2018 Elijah Bowens and 2019 EJ Jarvis were the standouts for Maret in their loss to SJC, combining to score 34. Bowens, an unsigned senior point guard, did everything he could to keep his team in the game. He recorded 2 steals, 2 rebounds, and an assist. Jarvis, a 6-foot-8 post prospect, had the hot hand early. He scored his team’s first 8 points, while also providing adequate rim protection on the defensive end. Jarvis recorded 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in the game despite being somewhat limited by foul trouble.
- St. Mary’s (MD) Head Coach Chris Harney was in to see Elijah Bowens of Maret. They have reportedly made him one of their priorities for their 2018 recruiting class.
- Georgetown Assistant Coach Akbar Waheed was in the gym checking out Casey Morsell of St. John’s. The Hoyas have offered Morsell, and are keeping close tabs on the 2019 prospect.
- 2018’s Ayinde Hikim and Allin Blunt each performed well in the night cap. These two are among the top available seniors in a loaded local 2018 class.