Posted On: 01/6/20 3:35 PM

Stars get their ink and deservedly so — they're important. But teams need standout performances from their second, third, fourth options and beyond to win a close game. 

Greg Pitts of Cleveland Heights, for example, unexpectedly led Cleveland Heights in scoring last night's main event. Does Heights get that dub without Pitts' four 3-pointers? Probably not. Let's check out which other underrated guys swung games yesterday:

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Austin Rayman (2021) | 5-11 SG | St. Vincent-St. Mary
stats: 8 points, 3 rebounds

Rayman is someone that should thrive at the Division III level in college. Defenders have trouble staying in front of him. Rayman is quick when he puts it on the floor, possesses an effective shot fake, and attacks the closeout. Consistent shooter off the bounce. Quick enough to be effective on defense. 

Michael Bova (2022) | 6-1 PG | St. Edward
stats: 14 points

Bova brought energy off the bench on a night they needed it — St. Edward was a bit sluggish coming off their home win over St. Vincent-St. Mary the night before. Proved himself as an assignment defender against a shooter by chasing

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