Here’s Mario Mckinney of Vashon High School going against the #4 undefeated ranked team in the country, St. Benedict Prep led by Precious Achiuwa and Lester Quinones at St. James Invitational. Going into the match-up, everyone spectating the game expected St. Benedict to blow out Vashon and it was going to be a easy victory but they were wrong. Vashon led against the national ranked squad throughout the majority of the game by 8-10 points, out-rebounding the big men, finishing strong, showing to their opponents, spectators, and college coaches that they weren’t going to back down like that offensive and defensively. The undersized Vashon squad led throughout the game and going into the second half, both teams were still exchanging baskets keeping the score close but when 4th quarter went by, Vashon had 4 straight tough turnovers that hurt them bad which brought St. Benedict up 8. Vashon fought hard and earned the respect of many but couldn’t find their rhythm and St. Benedict slipped away with 70-61 victory.
St. Benedict Precious Achiuwa (21 points)
Lester Quinones (23 points)
Vashon Mario Mckinney (29 points)
Cam’Ron Fletcher (12 points)
Cyrus Alexander (12 points)
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