Last night DeMatha continued to stay undefeated in the WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Association) as they beat St. Mary’s Ryken 85-44.
Senior guard Nate Darling was shooting the ball very well. Darling scored 18 points and knocked down four three-pointers. Five-star guard Markelle Fultz scored 14 points. The Stags had three players that scored nine points.
For St. Mary’s Ryken, junior Chris Greene led the way with 10 points. Sophomore Satchel McKinney finished with 7 points in the lost. Lelan Eackles only scored 4 points but had a couple of highlight dunks. DeMatha’s full-court pressure made it hard for Ryken to get anything going offensively.
The Stags shot the basketball well especially from the three-point line. DeMatha converted 11 three-pointers in the victory. A strong second and third quarter was another reason DeMatha came away with a win. The Stags outscored Ryken 30-20 in the second quarter. When the third quarter started, DeMatha went on a huge 15-0 run and outscored the Knights 24-8.
DeMatha has a 14-2 record and 7-0 in the conference. Their next game against will be a tough one as they face Chaminade (MO), a team that featured No.1 player in 2016 Jayson Tatum. For Ryken, they are now 8-7 and 3-4 in the WCAC. They will play Bishop McNamara on Friday.
Ryan McFadden is a freshman at Iona College and alumni from DeMatha Catholic High School. He is the founder of Inside The Locker Room and sports writer for the Ionian. Follow him on Twitter @RMcFadden15.
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