Coming off the road, with a tough win, DME High School National came on top in another tough match-up, 95-84, against Downey Christian on Thursday night.
Mame Niang had a dominant performance of 34 points and 14 rebounds and DeAndre Harvey had 11 points and 6 assists.
With a team effort, hustling making some great defensive plays, DME National led the whole game, starting off with a 7 point lead in the first few minutes of the game. Harvey stepped up his game defensively, matching up with Julian Newman. When asked how he contained Julian Newman last night, Harvey talked about “playing with a statement and living up to the hype”.
Despite them trailing all game, Downey Christian cut the lead to 3 points, 41-38, with DME making turnovers two minutes before halftime.
Coach Mondragon stated, “we just have to stick to the game plan,” to get their team back on track for taking home a win.
Start of the second half, Niang went down with a potential ankle injury but returned to the game later after medical treatment. “My team needed me and I had to have a tough mindset to play through it”, Niang told us after the game.
DME HS National pulled away with a nine-point lead, 95-84, and they are looking forward to proving more statements in the SIAA.