2016-17 CRC Tournament >> Results Press Coverage

DeMatha Catholic High School def. Roselle Catholic High School, 66-61

By Kurt Stubbs
Cancer Research Classic

WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 7, 2017 -- We had to wait until game 5 on Saturday to get a competitive game in the 4th quarter, and even the contest between DeMatha (MD) and Roselle Catholic (NJ) needed a strong final eight minutes from the Lions to force a close call.

DeMatha used a solid 1st half (33-19) and held on in the final minute to secure a (66-61) triumph of Roselle Catholic.

The Stags looked extremely strong in the 1st half before Roselle Catholic began cutting into the lead in the 3rd quarter. 6-foot-11 junior Nazeron Reid was ultra assertive throughout the game, which helped the Lions nearly earn a comeback win. Reid’s effort fueled a 26-point final frame, but the Stags held on to victory thanks to some last minute stops.

6-foot-6 senior DJ Harvey, the game’s MVP, was aggressive on the offensive end much of the game knocking down several smooth jumpers. The Notre Dame signee scored 16 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, all of which were defensive. 6-foot-7 senior John McRae added 14 points and Delaware signee Ryan Allen had 11 points and four assists. Towering 6-foot-11 freshman Hunter Dickinson, showed tons of potential, en route to scoring 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting. The lefty showed great poise in the low post and wasn’t in awe of anyone on the floor. UCONN signee Joshua Carlton chipped in six points and eight rebounds.

Reid scored 20 points and snared six rebounds along with dishing out four assists. Senior Nathaniel Pierre-Louis notched 12 points and sophomore Josh Pierre-Louis totaled 10 points.

Stat of the Game:
DeMatha held Roselle Catholic to just 6-of-24 shooting in the 1st half allowing the Stags to open up a 14-point lead.