FORESTVILLE – The DeMatha Stags basketball team continued their undefeated season as they moved to 7-0 with an impressive win over Bishop McNamara, 86-59. Standout guard Markelle Fultz, who is averaging 19.7 points for the Stags, continued that trend as he scored 20 points in his team’s win. “There’s definitely a fire telling me to […]
FORESTVILLE – The DeMatha Stags basketball team continued their undefeated season as they moved to 7-0 with an impressive win over Bishop McNamara, 86-59.
Standout guard Markelle Fultz, who is averaging 19.7 points for the Stags, continued that trend as he scored 20 points in his team’s win.
“There’s definitely a fire telling me to work hard. You have got to work hard,” Fultz said “I had to get more in an aggressive mode and get my teammates involved.”
The University of Washington commit had a very impressive stat line, as he added 13 assist and seven rebounds to along with his 20 points.
Fultz also got help from his teammates, as DJ Harvey and Nate Darling finished the game with 20 and 19 points respectively to help DeMatha jump to a 37-26 halftime lead.
“We came out strong. I think I could have done better, but I came through when my team needed me,” Harvey said.
Harvey also grabbed 12 rebounds as McNamara had no answer on the glass.
In the third quarter, the Stags extended their lead to 61-46 behind the team’s hot shooting. Darling added four three-pointers in the contest and his dead eye shooting only helped extend his team’s lead. The University of Alabama Birmingham commit added a stellar dunk as he pumped faked a defender into the air and drove to the rim.
“We were just looking for our shots on offense,” Darling said. “I’m a shooter and I got space so I was putting it up.”
In the fourth quarter, the Stags ran away for good as they outscored McNamara 26-13 in the final frame.
“We’re feeling pretty good,” Darling said. “We’re not at the level we think we can play at yet, but once we get there we’re unbeatable. Once we get to our best, it’s going to be fun to watch.”
The Stags are already a lot of fun to watch, as they are loaded with some of the best talent the country has to offer. Their domination of the area’s other talented teams has put everyone on notice whenever the Stags come to play.
McNamara’s Jamir Moultrie was the Mustangs’ only bright spot on the night. The standout guard created a highlight reel behind-the-back pass for an assist to go along with his 23 points in his team’s defeat. The Mustangs have now fallen to 5-3 overall on the season.
DeMatha will take its unbeaten record on the road to face Westview, Oregon as well as Montverde and Bishop Ireton to ring in the 2016 year.