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Wilson Tigers End 33 Year Drought; Wins 2017 DCIAA Championship

Wilson Head Coach Angelo Hernandez and junior wing Ricardo Lindo lead the celebration after the Tigers won the DCIAA Championship

Led by junior stars Ricardo Lindo and point guard Ayinde Hikim, Wilson High School (27-3) led from start to finish as they defeated Theodore Roosevelt (24-11) 57-38 to take home the 2017 DCIAA Championship. The Tigers led by the inside play of senior forward Isaiah Jennings (14 points and 5 rebounds) jumped out to a 13-8 lead first quarter lead. Theodore Roosevelt responded in the second, by forcing turnovers and scoring in transition to keep the game close despite shooting 19 percent from the field in the first half. You can thank Wilson's zone defense and length for that. The Rough Riders simply had no answer for the zone and the Tigers took full advantage, forcing 24 Rough Rider turnovers in the game. With Hikim running the show and knocking down shots from deep and Lindo's length at the top of the zone bothering Theodore Roosevelt's guards, while also effectively rebounding and scoring, Wilson out scored the Rough Riders 32-22 in the second half to close things out. Lindo finished with 14 points and a game high 8 rebounds while Hikim added 10 points (4-7 FG/ 2-2 3FG) and a game high 4 steals. The Rough Riders were led by sophomore center Darius Buchanan 12 points and 4 rebounds.

Wilson junior Ricardo Lindo showed his versatility that has made him one of the top players in the area

Darius Miles gave the Rough Riders a spark with his smooth shooting yet it wasn't enough

Tigers head coach Angelo Hernandez and junior point guard Ayinde Hikim making adjustments during the first half

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