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DeMatha Catholic High School def. McEachern High School, 73-63

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WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 6, 2018 -- The final game of the 2018 event was also entertaining and competitive with McEachern and Washington D.C. power DeMatha locking horns.

Both teams, which were ranked in the USA Today poll in early January, played like teams that will be heard from again as the season rolls along.

However, in the end, it was DeMatha's size on the interior that proved to be the difference in a 73-63 victory.

A season ago -- at the CRC -- 7-footer Hunter Dickinson had a coming out part of sorts and narrowly missed a spot on the all-tourney team. He was a lock this year as he earned game MVP honors. He showed the entire game.

He scored in a bevy of ways en route to 24 points. He was a menace on the glass with 12 boards and he passed out seven assists. He was an efficient player seeing that he cashed in 11 of 15 tries from the floor.

Earl Timberlake Jr., who is just a sophomore, backed Dickinson's scoring with 16 points.

McEachern, which is located in Georgia, was balanced in the scoring column with four players posting double figures.

Isaac Okoro, Sharife Cooper, Jerod Jones and Devin Gordan all cracked twin digits. Okoro, Cooper and Jones evenly divided 39 points, while Gordan finished with 11.

A big stat from this game -- and Dickinson played a huge role in it -- was on the glass. DeMatha outrebounded McEachern, 38-28. McEachern didn't help its cause with a chilly 35 percent shooting performance, however.