Georgetown Prep rallied against DeMatha to win 76-69 on Sunday evening to win the BSN Summer League Championship. DeMatha came out strong with a quick 15-6 run against Georgetown Prep. Rising senior Ryan Allen was hot for the Stags, as he hit back-to-back treys and continuously scored at will. Georgetown Prep then came out of […]
Georgetown Prep rallied against DeMatha to win 76-69 on Sunday evening to win the BSN Summer League Championship.
DeMatha came out strong with a quick 15-6 run against Georgetown Prep. Rising senior Ryan Allen was hot for the Stags, as he hit back-to-back treys and continuously scored at will.
Georgetown Prep then came out of an early first-half timeout and was clicking on all cylinders with a 12-6 run of their own following the fantastic play of Georgetown Prep rising senior Ike Nweke. Nweke was all over the boards, connecting on contested layups, and came up big for his team. Nweke finished the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
“I don’t think I played the best I could’ve played because I missed some key shots that I usually make as well as gave up some rebounds,” Nweke said. “In the grand scheme of things, I really helped my team bring energy and aggressiveness”
Georgetown Prep led 42-29 at intermission and went on to win by eight.
“We came up short in the championship, but I learned a lot from the experience and what we need to work on coming going into next season,” said DeMatha’s D.J. Harvey.
Harvey, the No. 8 ranked small forward (ESPN) had an exceptional game, finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Rising sophomore Kamdyn Curfman was also nearly unstoppable with 22 points. He was 5-for-5 from the three-point line.
“During warm ups coach told me when I get an open look to shoot it without hesitation, and that was my mindset coming into the game,” Curfman said. “I was focused and when I got my number called I was ready to play.”
The DeMatha backcourt is loaded with talent, including Harvey, Ryan Allen and Marvin Price. The three combined for 51 points. Allen picked up where he left off after sitting out most of the first half with foul trouble by knocking down a corner three. Harvey then came down the lane for a coast-to-coast layup to narrow the deficit to eight.
“Playing alongside D.J. Harvey is very fun. It is good to have his presence,” Price said. “I am happy to play with him, because he pushes me to do better and he is just overall a great teammate.”
Rising junior Jared Bynum played well all game for Georgetown Prep. Even though he wasn’t the team’s leading scorer, he did all of the dirty work like rebounding, pushing the tempo and dishing dimes to his teammates.
“I feel I played an overall good floor game,” Bynum said. “Even though my shot was off, I was able to still have a positive impact on the game with my passing, defending and rebounding.”
Harvey talked about his goals afterward.
“My goals coming into the season is winning a WCAC Championship and sending out all the other seniors with a bang,” Harvey said. “McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand All-American, WCAC Player of the year. I know these goals are attainable, but only through hard work, dedication and sacrifice.”