2016 Slam Dunk to the Beach

Tuesday, December 27th

Bishop McNamara (MD) over Smyrna (DE) 52-49

In first game of Slam Dunk to the Beach. Sophs Garrett Kirkland, Makki Mitchell, and Jonathan McGriff led with 21, 14 and 11.

Patrick School (NJ) over St Raymond’s (NY) 70-65

With 6-11 Sr. Nick Richards controlling the  defensive boards in the fourth quarter, Patrick School ground out a hard fought win over a scrappy St Raymond’s squad

Bishop Loughlin (NY) over Baltimore Poly (MD) 73-67

Loughlin never trailed as their D-1 signee Keith Williams (Cincy) led all scorers with 26 pts. Poly’s De’Vondre Perry (Temple) had 23 and 3 monster blocks

Archbishop Wood (PA) over Roselle Catholic (NJ) 83-72

Archbishop Wood’s 3 point shooting was too much for a taller Roselle Catholic to handle.

Paul VI (VA) over Neumann-Goretti (PA) 56-50

Neumann Goretti, without injured Quade Green (foot) went stone cold for 4 minutes and 30 seconds in the 3rd quarter and Paul VI took control of the game. Frosh Jeremy Roach (14 pts.) and Sr. Brandon Slater (14 pts) led the way for the Panthers.

Mt. Pleasant (DE) over Cape Henlopen (DE) 48-42

Wednesday, December 28th

Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) over St Michael’s (Can) 65-45

Roosevelt was led by 6-4 Jr. Jaden Faulkner (12 pts), 6-6 Sr. Augustine Okafor (12 pts.) and 5-10 Jr. Barly Kanu 10 points. St. Michael’s stayed in the game behind the all around brilliant play of 6-8 Sr. Danilo Djuricic. He finished with a 17 point and 15 rebound double-double

Bishop McNamara (MD) over Our Savior New American (NY) 58-52

Guards Jonathon McGriff and Garrett Kirkland scored 15 and 13 to lead the Mustangs. OSNA was lead by Boubacar Diakite’s 20 points and 13  boards.

Bishop Loughlin (NY) over Paul VI (VA) 82-79

In the best game of the Slam Dunk to the Beach, so farm each team was throwing down monstrous dunks, draining 3’s left and rightm nobody flinched. A great high school basketball game overall. Bishop Louglin’s Keith Williams led the way with 32 points and 11 boards, while PG Markquis Nowell had 14 points and 10 assists. Frosh 6-2 Jeremy Roach led the Panthers with 26 points off the bench. 6-2 Soph. Anthony Harris had 20 points, as did 6-6 Jr. Brandon Slater.

Archbishop Wood (PA) over Sanford (DE) 72-47

For the second night in a row, Wood’s 3-point shooting was too much to handle. 6-5 Sr. Matt Cerruti had 20 and 6-2 Sr. Collin Gillespie had 18 points, 9 boards, and 6 assists. Sanford’s precocious 6-5 Frosh Jyare Davis had 18. I hope he improves his effort both physically and mentally. He holds the key to his development.

St Benedict’s Prep (NJ) over Sagemont (FL) 70-53

St Benedict’s inside/outside game wore down the Lions with 6-11 Sr. Bourama Sidibe (Syracuse) controlling the paint despite 2 touch fouls limiting his minutes. 6-5 Wings Najja Hunter (Jr.) and Matthue Cotton (Sr.) had 17 and 16 points to lead the Bees in scoring.

Westtown School (PA) over Gray Collegiate (SC) 70-68

Westtown School escaped with a tight two-point victory on the back of elite big man, Mohamed Bamba who finished with a big time slam to win the game for the Moose. Bamba finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the way for Westtown, while Jalek Felton electrified the crowd to the tune of 39 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals.

Thursday, December 29th

Mt. Pleasant (DE) over St. Michael’s (Can) 69-43

6-7 Soph K’Vonn Cramer dominated with 22 pts, 6 blocks and 10 rebounds. St. Michael’s had no chance as their 6-8 Harvard bound star, Danilo Djuricic was out with an injured elbow.

Sanford (DE) over Smyrna (DE) 64-54

What will probably be a Delaware Final 4 matchup later in the season, saw talented 6-5 Frosh Jyare Davis go off for 26 points and 12 rebounds. Down 2 after the 1st quarter, Sanford used a 23 point second quarter to take control and never trailed again.

Sagemont (FL) over Baltimore Poly (MD) 72-58

6-9 Jr Dima Zdor (11 pts, 9 boards) led the Lions to a solid win over Poly and their star, 6-6 DeVondre Perry who finished with 18 points and 7 boards. Sagemont had great help from Tyler Polley (18 pts) and Samir Stewart (17 pts).

Westtown (PA) over Our Savior New America (NY) 71-39

Westtown led 37-17 over Our Savior New America at the half behind Cam Reddish who had 16 of his game high 26 points for the Moose. The second half was more of the same as Westtown took home a 71-39 win. Westtown should be invited to Dick’s Nationals if they continue to roll.

St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) over Gray Collegiate (SC) 88-52

St Benedict broke open a 4-point halftime lead by blitzing Gray Collegiate 31-5 in the 3rd quarter, coasting to an easy 88-52 victory. 6-5 Jr. Matthue Cotton had 26 for St Benedict’s.

Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) over Cape Henlopen (DE) 69-52

Coverage by: Mike Galu