Posted On: 11/15/19 11:47 AM

WASHINGTON, DC -- Sidwell Friends and Good Counsel matched up in a preseason scrimmage on Thursday night, and Prep Hoops was in the gym to observe. The Falcons put on an impressive team performance and won three out of the five quarters played. Here we recap this contest by answering five key questions.

WHO WAS THE X-FACTOR FOR GOOD COUNSEL?

Montell Cooper, a 6-foot-1 unsigned senior guard, was the X-Factor for Good Counsel in this contest. It all started with his aggressiveness on the defensive end. Cooper is slender but has broad shoulders and long arms. His length helps him be disruptive defensively by recording deflections, steals and blocks. Cooper’s effort resulted in a lot of easy looks offensively. He was very active on the offensive glass and came up with a few second-chance points as a result. Cooper filled the lanes in transition, got to the basket aggressively, and showed that he can finish with either hand in traffic. Overall it was a solid performance for Good Counsel’s emerging senior.

WHAT WAS SIDWELL MISSING?

It should be noted that the Quakers were without the services of Afamdi Achufusi, a versatile 6-foot-4 guard who is currently ranked in

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