DME High School National played in the McClay Holiday Hoops tournament this weekend finishing off with a 3-0 win claiming Holiday Champions!
DME started the tournament on Thursday playing against Franklin County and dominated with a 83-36 victory. Mame Diaw Niang had a double-double of 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Next game, National took on Archbishop High School Friday night at 7pm to compete for a spot in the championship game. Closing out a close game, National pulled out a 53-50 win and Niang led the team with 13 points.
Saturday afternoon, HS National suited up with host McClay High School for the championship game. Down one point at the half, National came out the second half and pressed the pedal to speed the game up. Gaining the lead in the third quarter, HS National never looked back and closed out the game early 71-59. Niang led National again with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Mayoum Mayoum had 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.
National took home the Holiday Hoops Trophy and Niang was named MVP tournament who averaged 18.6 in 3 games. Feeling the momentum of closing out the year with a tournament win, National looks forward to starting conference play!