Posted On: 12/1/21 1:41 PM

Last night Good Counsel made the trip up to Bel Air to face the defending BCL champions. The visitors made it clear from the jump that they would set the tone early for a physical, tough matchup and even though John Carroll made a run in the third quarter, Good Counsel got back into rythym in the final eight minutes and marched away with a commanding 78-64 win. No. 9 John Carroll falls to 1-1 with the loss as No. 16 Good Counsel begins their season 1-0 with the win.

Here are some observations I picked up on throughout the game.

Rieco Hellams Rieco Hellams 5'7" | PG Good Counsel | 2023 State MD starts his junior season off strong

Hellams had a productive summer for Team Melo 16U as a lead guard, but he made his presence more as a distributor and pesky defender. Last night he displayed an excellent feel of how to get to his spots in the mid-rage, create space from his defender and knock down jumpers with efficiency. The 5-foot-9 lefty recorded 16 points on the night and wasn’t just a factor putting the ball in the hole. He continuously got into the paint,

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