Posted On: 06/17/21 11:06 PM

Francisco’s Finest: Mater Dei vs Damien (Part 1)

SANTA ANA, Ca—The Monarchs of Mater Dei started off the game—and most of the 1st half for that matter—on a torrid shooting start, most notably USC signee Harrison Hornery Harrison Hornery 6'9" | PF Mater Dei | 2021 State #168 Nation . Hornery, who finished with 24-points, bagged eighteen of those points in the 1st half. However, the Spartans of Damien withstood that onslaught and stayed patient as they cut into that lead slowly, but assuredly behind up-and-coming junior RJ Smith RJ Smith 6'4" | SF Damien | 2022 State (21-points). Eventually, USC signee Malik Thomas Malik Thomas 6'3" | SG Damien | 2021 State #99 Nation hit some key buckets in the second half while Spivey Word hit the biggest basket of the night as he put Damien up for good as the Spartans upset Mater Dei 63-60 in the 1st round of the CIFSS Open Division Playoffs. 

Harrison Hornery Harrison Hornery 6'9" | PF Mater Dei | 2021 State #168 Nation (Mater Dei)

2021, PF, 6-foot-9, 225 pounds

Joel’s Take: With Wilhelm Breidenbach Wilhelm Breidenbach 6'8" | PF Mater Dei | 2021 State #91 Nation sidelined with an injury, Hornery had to shoulder even more of a load heading into the opening round of the playoffs—and he flourished, especially in the 1st half. He nailed five 3s and his mechanics are tight. In

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