After scoring over 20 points per game as a junior at Northeast, Elmange Watson transferred to George Washington and accepted a reduced role in the offense. So far, it's paying dividends for everybody involved.
The 6-foot-6 senior scored 25 points in Thursday's win over Southern, pushing Washington to an undefeated 8-0 record on the season.
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We’ve officially entered the third week of March, and wouldn’t you know it: there’s still snow covering lawns and car windshields throughout the Delaware Valley. While everybody is impatiently waiting for spring to arrive, the (hopeful) final snowstorm of the year is a perfect time to take a final look back on an action-packed basketball season in the Northeast.
Last season, in his first as George Washington’s boys basketball coach, John Creighton got the Eagles to the playoffs before suffering a first-round exit. This year, he got them back there again, only this time, G.W. knocked off Olney on the road in the first round, advancing to play the imposing Lancers of Central in Tuesday’s Class AAAA semifinals.
George Washington’s junior basketball class had never played in a Public League playoff game prior to Thursday. The postseason newcomers sure had a funny way of showing it.
After losing his top two scorers from a season ago, John Creighton knows sometimes it’s just as opportune to be lucky as it is good.
Thanksgiving brought us brutally stinging cold temperatures, while the early throes of December dumped something we haven’t seen in awhile across the Philadelphia region: ample snowfall.