Bishop McNamara freshman center Makhi Mitchell was a force inside finishing with 19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 steals
Bishop McNamara freshman center Makhi Mitchell along with his twin brother came into the program with a lot of buzz. At 6'9, mobile and fairly skilled around the basket at such a young age, most of us can see why. Throughout McNamara's first eight games, Mitchell showed flashes of his potential but had yet to put it all together throughout a game...until they faced Cape Henlopen. Mitchell came off the bench to dominate the paint at both ends, almost single handedly blowing the game wide open in the second quarter on the way to a game high 19 points, 4 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 steal performance in 17 minutes as McNamara cruised to a 68-42 win. It was the breakout game McNamara has been waiting for from Mitchell. After another freshman, point guard Johnathan McGriff sparked McNamara in the first quarter to a 16-11 lead with six quick points, Mitchell took over from there. First with defense as he was immediately active protecting the rim and closing out effectively on Cape Henlopen's guards to help McNamara go on a 40-18 run, and then he finished at will on offense, shooting 9 of 10 from the field. Senior forward Jamar Watson was efficient as well adding 11 points (4-4FG) and 7 rebounds while point guards Jamir Moultrie and McGriff both finished with 9 points.
Drew Mulcahy led Cape Henlopen with 11 points and 5 steals while Ian Robertson added 9 points and a game high 8 rebounds.
McNamara will take on New Jersey power Roselle Catholic Tuesday at 1:30pm while Cape Henlopen will close out Slam Dunk against Appoquiniminik High School (DE) Tuesday at 9pm
Cape Henlopen Ian Robertson finished with 9 points and a game high 8 rebounds in the loss
McNamara senior Jamar Watson posted 11 points and 7 rebounds in the Mustangs big win