Posted On: 01/14/20 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC -- There was a palpable buzz in the gym in anticipation of Gonzaga's meeting with DeMatha. The Eagles took control early, opening the game on an 11-2 run and keeping the lead until the Stags came alive in the fourth quarter. DeMatha took its first lead in the opening stages of the final period and ultimately held on to defeat Gonzaga by a final score of 70-67. Here is a look at five takeaways from this hard-fought contest.

HARRIS ASSERTS HIMSELF

Butler commit Chuck Harris played a key part in Gonzaga's fast start to this game. He was constantly looking to get downhill and either score or find the open man. Harris initiated most of his team's offense and had a whale of a game when it was all said and done. He shot 11 of 15 overall, including 3 of 3 from downtown on his way to scoring a game-high 25 points. Harris also added 6 assists and 5 rebounds to go along with a steal. 

TIMBERLAKE REBOUNDS FROM SLOW START

Miami commit Earl Timberlake struggled to find his shot early in this game, but that didn't affect his effort level. Timberlake played with high intensity throughout the

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