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The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference dominated "Monster Monday" at the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic, going 3-0 and defeating three ranked California opponents. After three days of exciting games, the tournament culminated on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with five games involving nationally ranked teams.
The day's most entertaining game saw No. 11 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
knock off No. 14 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
70-62. The East Coast-West Coast showdown came down to the wire before the Panthers' fundamentals won out. The Trailblazers jumped out to an early lead but struggled to find a rhythm, turning the ball over 17 times while dishing out seven assists.
Paul VI was led by Trevor Keels
, who finished with 24 points, five rebounds and three assists. Duke pledge Jeremy Roach
was a difference-maker as well, chipping in 16 points, seven assists and five steals. Kentucky pledge Brandon Boston, Jr.
led the Trailblazers with 20 points. Ziaire Williams
added 15 points for Sierra Canyon, which had LeBron James watching son Bronny James
before the Lakers played the Celtics on Monday night.
No. 22 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
was upended 73-72 by Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.)
in the day's biggest upset as the Knights powered ahead with a 24-14 third-quarter surge. Back-and-forth action saw the Monarchs tie game with 30 seconds remaining before a late foul sent Wes Peterson to the line where knocked down one of two free throws with 0.9 on the clock.
Bishop O'Connell sophomore guard Paul Lewis led all scorers with 30 points on 12-of-17 shooting (5-of-7 3-pointers). Kentucky signee Devin Askew
had a complete game in the loss, finishing with 20 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals.
The Warriors, fresh off their Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions title in Springfield, Mo., pulled away late behind strong efforts LSU pledge Cam Thomas
and Arkansas commit K.K. Robinson
. Thomas led the way with 29 points and eight rebounds, while Robinson dropped 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Mwani Wilkinson
led the Gaels with 28 points and 12 rebounds on 12-of-19 shooting.