Results from Day 5 (December 30) at the 2017 Governor’s Challenge:
WICOMICO YOUTH & CIVIC CENTER
CESAR CHAVEZ (DC) 68, WALT WHITMAN (MD) 66 - OT
Cesar Chavez overcame an 11-point second half deficit to defeat Whitman in the Bracket 15 consolation game.
2018 guard Lawrence Martin led the Eagles with 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists. 2021 guard Miasiah Brown had 18 points and five rebounds.
2018 guard Joey Squeri charged Whitman with a career-high 29 points, in addition to six rebounds.
MIDDLEBURG ACADEMY (VA) 80, SNOW HILL (MD) 36
2019 forward Joel Kabimba went for 28 points on 11-for-14 shooting (5 of 6 from deep) and added six rebounds and four assists in the rout of Snow Hill.
Middleburg Academy led 49-17 at the half and held Snow Hill to 28 percent from the floor through two quarters (7-for-25). Ameer Fisher paced the Eagles with 10 points, two rebounds and two steals.
THURGOOD MARSHALL (DC) 55, GOOD COUNSEL (MD) 43
2018 guard Savion Gallion scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the second half as Thurgood Marshall outscored Good Counsel 34-22 after the break to pick up a win in the Bracket 13 Consolation Game.
2021 guard Mike Aiken had 9 points and 4 assists for the Warriors, while 2018 forward Darius Richardson had 8 points and 7 rebounds.
2018 guard Cameron Carter scored 9 points to lead the Falcons, while 2019 guard Joseph Vazzana had 8 points and 4 rebounds.
NEW TOWN (MD) 80, WASHINGTON (MD) 58
The Titans put five players in double figures and took care of the Jaguars without an issue in the Bracket 14 consolation game.
2018 forward Tykei Ferrell registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Mills scored a team-high 13 points and added seven rebounds.
2018 guard Josh Sproul poured in a game-high 32 points for Washington. He also pulled down six rebounds.
[GIRLS] WT WOODSON (VA) 48, WALKERSVILLE (MD) 31
WT Woodson took control of a tight game with a decisive 18-2 third quarter spurt en route to a victory in the Girls Bracket 5 Championship game.
2019 guard Rachel Shurberg had 15 points and 2019 guard Natasha Pachelo and 2020 forward Abby Pesansky had 10 apiece - Pesansky added 13 rebounds - for the Cavaliers.
2019 guard Eve Bernardoni had 18 points to lead the Lions, who led 14-13 after quarter one, but couldn’t overcome their offensive dry spell.
VALLEY FORGE MILITARY (PA) 51, DOVER (DE) 36
Arion Lewis racked up 21 points, six assists and four rebounds and 2018 forward Will Colleran adds 18 points as Valley Forge Military Academy rolled to a 15-point victory in the Boys’ Bracket 16 title game.
VFMA led by four at the end of the first, but outscored Dover 18-8 in the second quarter, which busted things open.
2020 guard Eden Davis led Dover with 16 points.
LAKE TAYLOR (VA) 88, STEPHEN DECATUR (MD) 39
Lake Taylor led 19-16 after one quarter, but blew the game completely open in the second, outscoring Decatur 28-9 and never looking back en route to a blowout victory.
The Titans forced 38 turnovers - turning them into 49 points - and also held a 22-4 edge in second-chance points.
2018 forward Jalen Jordan led Lake Taylor in scoring with 20 points, while 2018 forward Dereon Seabron had 16 points and 11 rebounds and 2018 guard and Norfolk State commit Joe Bryant, Jr. added 13. In all, 10 different Titans scored.
Decatur 2020 center Churchill Bounds led Decatur with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. 2018 point guard and Maryland-Eastern Shore commit Kevon Voyles struggled with foul trouble - he picked up three in the first half - and finished with 6 points. 2018 forward Ryan Danaher had 7 points and 8 rebounds for the Seahawks.
LINGANORE (MD) 54, NORTH CAROLINE (MD) 41
Linganore hit nine 3-pointers and received an all-around performance from 2018 guard Nicholas Lang (18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists) to claim the Boys’ Bracket #15 title.
2018 guard Joey Adam scored a game-high 23 points for North Caroline. 2018 guard Drew Twillman added 12 points and three steals for Linganore.
LINCOLN ACADEMY (GA) 69, LIBERTY HEIGHTS (NC) 48
2018 guard Damion Baugh (16 points) led four Bulldogs in double figures as they beat Liberty Heights to finish 3-0 in their Governor’s Challenge debut.
Lincoln 2018 guard Myreon Jones finished with 15 points, 2019 center Moulaye Sissoko had 14 and 2018 guard Angelo Stuart had 12.
2018 guard and East Carolina guard Michael Wynn had a game-high 30 points for Liberty Heights. 2018 guard Chris Martin was the only other double figure scorer with 10.
ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN (MD) 60, MCKINLEY TECH (DC) 53
2019 guard Jordan Johnson scored 20 points on 8-for-8 shooting and 2019 forward Aaron Celis added 17 points as the Eagles took home the Boys’ Bracket 14 title.
2019 guard Dylin Borden contributed 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for AACS.
2019 forward Woody Newton led McKinley Tech with 15 points and eight rebounds.
ROCK CREEK CHRISTIAN (MD) 66, SANFORD (DE) 60
Rock Creek used a 21-12 third quarter run to take the lead and staved off a Sanford run in the final minutes to pick up a split in this year’s Governor’s Challenge trip.
2018 guard Jon Preston led the Eagles with 15 points and 9 rebounds, while 2018 guard Frank Evans and 2019 guard Kyle Rose added 13 and 2018 forward Jermaine Harris finished with 12.
2020 guard Hassan Perkins led the Warriors with 17 points, while 2020 guard Jyare Davis had 13 and 2021 center Nnanna Njoku 11.
BISHOP SULLIVAN (VA) 47, CAPITAL CHRISTIAN (MD) 44
Antwan Epps and Antonio Tolentino had 13 points apiece as Bishop Sullivan captured the Bracket 13 championship.
The game was tight until the end, with Bishop Sullivan outscoring the Red Storm 12-9 in the final quarter to seal the win.
2018 wing Jordan Bolder led CCA with 13 points, while 2019 guard Judah Jordan added 10.
WICOMICO (MD) 61, GILMAN (MD) 52
Wicomico 2020 guard Jaden Baker scored 15 points as the Indians closed the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in style, defeating Baltimore Catholic League representative Gilman to improve to 9-0 on the season.
Gilman led 27-23 at the half, but WiHi outscored them 17-10 in the third quarter to take the lead and never relinquished it.
2018 guard Devonta Dixon finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Wicomico, while 2018 guard Lequan Pettit had 9 points and 6 assists.
Gilman 2019 guard Jalen Rucker scored a game-high 24 points, while 2018 guard Brandon Madison added 10.
QUALITY EDUCATION PG (NC) 55, SCOTLAND CAMPUS SPORTS (PA) 46
2018 guard Marques Watson had a game-high 17 points and 2018 forward Jaren English posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Pharoahs picked up a nine-point victory in the DMVelite Showcase Division.
Quality Education got off to a fast start, leading 17-7 after one quarter and held Scotland to 31.8 percent from the floor for the game (14-for-44).
Post-grad forward Ryle Burley paced Scotland with 12 points and four rebounds.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE
[JV] JM BENNETT (MD) 46, INDIAN RIVER (DE) 44
2021 guard Jeff Pierre had 11 points and 2020 forward Curtis Brown posted 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Clippers edged the Indians.
2020 guard Jalen Snead had 18 points to lead Indian RIver.
[GIRLS] MARDELA (MD) 49, SNOW HILL (MD) 9
Mardela jumped out to a 16-4 first quarter lead and never looked back, cruising to a 40-point victory over the Eagles.
Mardela 2018 guard Kayla Cook had 22 points to lead all scorers. Daiondra Dale had 5 points and 4 rebounds for Snow Will.
[GIRLS] WALT WHITMAN (MD) 33, NEW TOWN (MD) 27
2019 guard Elyse Lowet scored 12 points off the bench to lead the Vikings over the Titans in the Bracket 5 consolation game.
2020 forward Mykiah Ross had 9 points and 9 rebounds to lead New Town.
[GIRLS] GAITHERSBURG (MD) 56, WORCESTER PREP (MD) 25
Gaithersburg stormed out of the gate to a 15-4 first quarter lead en route to the Girls John Coleman Bracket 6 Championship.
Guard Jordn Odom had 18 points to lead the Trojans, while Skylar Norman had 8 points and 10 rebounds.
2019 forward Gracie Gardner had 10 points to lead the Fighting Mallards.
[JV] PARKSIDE (MD) 54, NANDUA (VA) 44
Forward Alijah Bivens scored 10 points and center Walter Press added 6 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Rams to victory in the week’s final game at UMES.
Gerald Pitt had 24 points to lead the Warriors.