HYATTSVILLE – Coming off back-to-back losses, Georgetown Preparatory School had a chance to redeem themselves against the Bowie High School on June 17 during a summer league basketball match. Unfortunately, Miles Somerville’s 25-point performance was not enough to take down the Bulldogs as they fell to Bowie 72-56. Georgetown Prep was without arguably their star […]
HYATTSVILLE – Coming off back-to-back losses, Georgetown Preparatory School had a chance to redeem themselves against the Bowie High School on June 17 during a summer league basketball match.
Unfortunately, Miles Somerville’s 25-point performance was not enough to take down the Bulldogs as they fell to Bowie 72-56.
Georgetown Prep was without arguably their star player, Dejean Desire, who finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds in their last game against Sidwell Friends School.
Without Desire on the floor, Georgetown Prep looked for Kamdyn Curfman to lead them over the hump against the Bulldogs. Curfman is coming off a tremendous 34-point performance last week against McKinley Technology High School where he shot 8-13 from the three-point line. He was a player Bowie knew about coming into the game.
“I told my team before the game that Curfman can really shoot the basketball and he’s a volume shooter,” said Bowie Head Coach Tremaine Price. “Just because he is at half court doesn’t mean they can just lay off of him. He got it going a little bit but we were just able to put pressure on him, and it was just a total defensive effort from everyone.”
The Bulldogs shot 45% from the three-point line while junior guards Kyree Freeman-Davis and Malik Carson both combined for 32 points in the game.
“We just played good help-side defense, and we just did what we had to do,” Freeman-Davis said.
At the half with Bowie leading 34-21, Georgetown Prep looked to make a run at Bowie right out of the intermission going on a 7-2 run until Price called a timeout to make sure his team did not blow the lead.
After the timeout, Bowie went on a 27-19 run knocking down three-pointers from all over. His team shot 10-22 from the three-point line, and Bowie went on to defeat Georgetown Prep 72-56 extending their record to 4-2 in the Capitol Hoops Summer League.
Price wants his team to grow and just become tighter as a group during the summer league. He feels that any opportunity you have to become a better team you should value it.
“As we go through team camps and the summer league, I just want them to become tighter as a group. As I tell them, every championship team that I’ve been on was because we played as a unit. It’s just a total team effort, and we have to do it as a unit.”
One player who has been consistently growing since entering his freshman year for Bowie is Freeman-Davis. Now entering his junior year, Freeman-Davis is already receiving college interest from Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T University and Rutgers University.
Price wants Freeman-Davis to step up as an emotional leader for his team as they hope to make a postseason run in December.
“He does a lot of great things on the court as far as making shots and playing tough defense,” Price said. “He has a great upside, and I’m just looking for big things out him going into his junior year.”