Posted On: 11/29/19 8:52 PM
On a rainy evening the day before Thanksgiving, Mater Dei Catholic sent a clear message in its home gym: They are an Open Division contender.
The No. 6 Crusaders used a big night from 2021 W Melo Sanchez to defeat No. 4 Torrey Pines 72-64 in pool play of the Armstrong Horsman Automotive Memorial tournament.
Here are some of the key takeaways:
Melo Sanchez is a big-time prospect
The 6-4, 200-point “basketball player” isn’t blessed with great vertical athleticism or foot speed, but his scoring IQ, ability to use his body to create space and a vastly improved perimeter stroke make him an intriguing prospect to say the very least.
He finished with 31 points and 7 rebounds, scoring from every le