Gonzaga senior point guard Chris Lykes scored 18 of his game high 23 points in the second half in a win over Wilson High School
It was the match-up the DC area was waiting for as DCIAA champion Wilson High School took on WCAC champions Gonzaga College High School in the semifinal of the 2017 DCSAA Tournament. Gonzaga led by WCAC Player of the Year Chris Lykes 23 points defeated Wilson 64-59 in the semifinal's of the DCSAA Tournament, avenging last season's loss in the semis.
This game marked the first time in DCSAA history that the DCIAA champs faced the WCAC champs, and it appeared that Wilson wasn't ready for the pressure of the highly anticipated game as Gonzaga jumped out to a 11-0 lead to start the game. Wilson behind Isaiah Jennings determined inside play, woke up late in the first quarter, converting their first baskets of the game as they trailed 13-4 after the period. Things changed dramatically in the second quarter thanks to the hot shooting of Tigers guard Carlos Dunn. Dunn went on to out score Gonzaga by himself as he accounted for 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 shooting from deep to carry Wilson to a 26-25 halftime lead. The Tigers held the Eagles to 34 percent shooting from the field as their deadly back court Chris Lykes and Prentiss Hubb shot 4 of 11 combining for ten points. It turned out to be the calm before the storm.
Tigers guard Carlos Dunn carried the offensive load in the first half
Prentiss Hubb was huge in the second half to help Gonzaga close out Wilson
Lykes and Hubb took over in the second half, scoring 18 and 14 points respectively including shooting a perfect 9 of 9 from the free throw line down the stretch to secure the win. Lykes finished the game with 23 points, 6 assist, 5 rebounds and 4 steals, further proving while he is considered the top player in the area by some, while Prentiss Hubb added a monster double double with 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assist and 3 steals. Dunn led Wilson with 18 points, while forward Isaiah Jennings posted 16 points and 9 rebounds and forward Ricardo Lindo added 8 points, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks-game high and 5 steals. Both teams were even for the most part across the board except free throw shooting. The Eagles shot 90 percent (10-11) from the stripe while the Tigers shot 30 percent (4-13).
Gonzaga will take on Maret in the DCSAA Championship Sunday at 3pm.
Wilson's do everything junior forward Ricardo Lindo scores inside
Eagles guard/ forward Myles Dread knocks his only 3-pointer of the game
Tigers Head Coach Angelo Hernandez talks with forward Isaiah Jennings during a stoppage in play