Bishop McNamara's Jamir Moultrie was outstanding against Paul VI, finishing with a game high 25 points
In a hard fought WCAC contest between host Bishop McNamara and visiting Paul VI that was a back an forth affair for the majority of the game, it was a junior guard that ended up being the difference. McNamara standout junior guard Jamir Moultrie made sure that the Mustangs would not be denied, finishing with a game high 25 points to knock off Paul VI. Many in attendance expected the experienced, highly touted Paul VI core of Louisville commit VJ King, Pittsburgh commit Corey Manigault, junior point guard Aaron Thompson, junior forward Myles Douglas and fast rising sophomore James Slater to come in and out execute the talented but young Mustangs. That's why they play the game. McNamara took a 20-15 first quarter lead behind an agitating defense and deadly shooting from Moultrie. Paul VI would answer with hot shooting of their own, especially from sophomore guard James Slater who stepped up in the second quarter with VJ King struggling offensively to close the gap to a two point deficit at the half 32-30. In the third, King and Aaron Thompson came out aggressive for Paul VI looking for a spark, however the intensity was matched by seniors Ernest Jenkins and Sam Green who led McNamara on a 11-6 run to hold a 43-36 lead after three. Aaron Thompson and VJ King finally started to hit shots in the fourth quarter to help Paul VI take a one point lead 44-43 with six minutes left in the game. The Mustangs took the momentum back on the very next possession as Jenkins grabbed an offensive rebound and converted a lay-up to push McNamara back out in front 45-44. From then on it was the Moultrie and Jenkins show. Both guards hit back to back 3-pointers to put the Mustangs up 51-46 and then, closed things out knocking down 10 of 10 free throws late to defeat Paul VI 65-56.
The Mustangs improved to 9-4 (3-2) on the season while Paul VI fell to 9-3(3-2).
Paul VI guard VJ King struggled with his shot although still finishing with 18 points
McNamara senior guard Ernest Jenkins was huge late in the game hitting key shots and must needed free throws to hold Paul VI off