On Friday, I attended the SPC action at St. Johns HS to witness their game against the Episcopal Knights. The match had significant implications on the SPC Zonevericks dominated the game for the most part, but the Knights made a comeback in the third quarter and took a small lead. However, St. Johns made a comeback in the fourth quarter, regained the lead, and held on to it until the end.
Malachi Booker | St Johns | 6’6 | F | 2027
Freshman Malachi Booker played really well in the game for the Mavs, the 6’6 forward’s shot wasnt falling like usual but he made up for it with great defensive play and being an absolite monster on the glass. Booker used his size and expectional timing to always find himself around the ball coming up with 9 rebounds in the game to go along with his 19 points.
Alim Olajuwon | Episcopal | 6’4 | G | 2027
Alim Olajuwon shot the ball well in the game knocking down four 3s in the second half of the game doing his best to try and will his team to a win. The freshman guard showed that he could be a needed defender, using his great length and lateral quickness to do a number on the St Johns guards causing several turnovers. Olajuwon finished with 17 points and 4 rebounds in the loss
Jakeel Registe | Episcopal | 6’5 | W/F | 2024
Registe was his usual self on the offensive side of the floor while dealing with a bit of foul trouble. The senior displayed his quick jump and length to abuse defenders in the paint and get to the free-throw line often. He finished the game with 17 points and 6 rebounds in the tough defeat
Sebastian Williams Adams | St Johns | 6’7 | W/F | 2025
This was one of the best games I have seen Williams Adams play, the 6’7 junior dominated the contest on both sides of the floor, using his length, strength, and downhill ability to solidify that he was the best player on the floor. Williams Adams crashed the glass better than I’ve ever seen to the tune of 13 rebounds to go along with 20 points, 2 blocks, and 3 assists in the ball game.
Justin Begg | Episcopal | 5’10 | G | 2024
Justin Begg did not have his shots falling throughout the game but he remained a threat with his passing ability and his continued pace in the game. The senior point guard made a run at the end of the first half getting to the rim off of turnovers he created being a pest on defense. Begg finished the game with 17 points 5 rebounds and 4 assist in the loss
Sam Humphries | St Johns | 6’0 | G | 2024
Humphries impact on the game was huge and way bigger than the box score will tell you. The senior captain made big three after big three in the game killing and run that Episcopal tried to make. The biggest play was Humphries getting fouled on a three-point attempt to put St Johns up for good, he finished with 12 points going 3for5 from the three-point line in the win.