PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – The Sentinel’s Traevon Benjamin caught some summer league basketball action over the weekend and has the scoop on who is showing off in the summer heat. Big time play by Daniel Oladapo Bladensburg started off the game slow as Riverdale Baptist went on a 12-0 run in the first six minutes […]
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY – The Sentinel’s Traevon Benjamin caught some summer league basketball action over the weekend and has the scoop on who is showing off in the summer heat.
Big time play by Daniel Oladapo
Bladensburg started off the game slow as Riverdale Baptist went on a 12-0 run in the first six minutes of play on Tuesday at Riverdale Baptist High School.
Rising junior David McCullough capitalized early on for the Crusaders as he connected on back-to-back dunks. McCullough finished the game with 10 points and three rebounds.
It was only a matter of time until the Mustangs came along. Rising senior Amin Sanya came out of a timeout rolling by scoring bucket after bucket in transition. Sanya finished the game with 20 points and seven rebounds.
“My role on this team is big. I am one of the key players on my team and I do what I have to do get us a win,” Sanya said.
Bladensburg led most of the second half behind some impressive play from Daniel Oladapo. Oladapo is a junior who recorded several double-doubles last season. Tuesday was no exception after he finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
“My expectations are to lead my team to a state championship point blank,” Oladapo said.
Sanya and Oladapo’s performances were spectacular and they led their team to a 54-49 win.
“It’s great to play alongside of Daniel,” Sanya said. “He makes the game so much easier.”
IDEA knocks off the defending 4A state champs
IDEA rallied against the defending 4A state champions in Eleanor Roosevelt on Wednesday night at DeMatha High School.
IDEA went on a slight run early on by getting touches to returning senior Stephon Fisher down low who finished at the rim anytime he wanted.
The Raiders’ Jaden Faulkner, Barly Kanu and Gus Okafor were nearly unstoppable as well. The three combined for 41 points in the game and will be key impact players going into next season.
“I should have scored the ball more and played better defensively to get my game going early on,” Faulkner said.
IDEA senior Tunde Schriver finished the game with 23 points and eight rebounds. Fellow senior Stephon Fisher added 16 points and seven rebounds, while rising junior Malik Miller finished with 20 points.
It was a back and forth match-up between Schriver and Kanu. Both guards got hot late for their respective squads. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough for Roosevelt. IDEA ended up finishing the game with the win, 64-57.
“I just look to be a leader on and off the court and to always win games,” Faulkner said. “I want to be remembered as a leader, great player and off the court hopefully with another state championship.”