Boys Basketball: Washington Scores 34 to Lead Walsingham Over Massaponax

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Richard Washington led Walsingham over Massaponax. (file photo)
Richard Washington led Walsingham over Massaponax. (File Photo)

Richard Washington scored a game-high 34 points as Walsingham Academy earned a 71-66 overtime win at Massaponax on Saturday.

Despite his point total, Washington was nearly held scoreless in the first half as he finished with three points, all of which came in the second quarter.

With Walsingham trailing 27-18 at halftime, Washington put the team on his back in the second half. The Wake Forest commit scored 12 points in the third quarter and 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Behind Washington’s scoring outburst, the Trojans were able to battle back and send the game into overtime with the game tied 63-63. In the overtime period, Jaylin Stewart hit four free throws to help the Trojans earn the win.

Walsingham (9-1) will resume its season in the Tri-City Holiday Classic on Dec. 26 against Petersburg.

Walsingham: 9 10 17 26 9 — 72
Massaponax: 13 14 14 22 3 — 66

Walsingham: Washington 34, West 8, Stewart 12, Vicentic 18
Massaponax: Hilliard 7, Pugh 11, Williams 5, Carson 11, Shaw 5, Cue 2, Pullum 13, Carter 12
3-point goals: Walsingham 8 (Washington 4, West 2, Stewart, Vicentic), Massaponax 6 (Pugh 3, Williams, Carson, Shaw)