Posted On: 02/13/20 5:13 PM

Eastside Catholic vs. O'Dea

Both teams went with their normal starting five in the highly anticipated matchup between rival private schools. But only one team would ultimately have the edge from beginning to end.

Despite Paolo Banchero's impressive 31 points and 15 rebounds, Eastside Catholic's trio was too much for the Fighting Irish last night. From tip-off Hickman, Nowell and Tuimoloau of the Crusaders put their foot on the gas and never stopped.

Nolan Hickman scored at will with contested midrange shots or three-pointers, found his teammates for open shots and displayed the ability of being a floor general which ultimately made him unstoppable.

Jaylahn Tuimoloau interior presence was well known and displayed, whether it was rebounding or blocking shots to finishing round the rim. He even managed to hit shots from the outside making him even more of a threat.

Shane Nowell ran the floor really well, scored in transition and at the free throw line at an exceptionally high level. Also managed to get steals, rebounds and force multiple turnovers.

The trio of Hickman, Nowell, and Tuimoloau did this from start to finish resulting in a 23-point win and they will

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