Saturday, February 3, 2018

Watson joins Solomon and Gaiter in 1,000-point club, but Hearts knock off Spartans

Sacred Heart's Raheem Solomon (11) scored 40 points and made sure
WCA's Marquan Watson didn't have a big win to celebrate along with
his entry into the 1,000-point club. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69, 2018 file) 
Waterbury Career Academy junior Marquan Watson joined Sacred Heart's Raheem Solomon and Isiah Gaiter in the 1,000-point club during Friday night's game, but the Hearts duo had the last laugh against the Spartans.
Sacred Heart (12-2, 12-0 NVL) rallied from a seven-point second half deficit, then survived two tying three-point attempts by WCA (10-4, 9-3) to escape with a 68-65 victory at Alumni Hall. Watson led the Spartans with 23 points.
Solomon was the game's high-scorer with 40 -- you read that right, 40 -- points. Teammate Isiah Gaiter had 21, including two driving layups in the fourth quarter that drew an and-one situation. Solomon and Gaiter soared threw the air for several dunks, and they scored 61 of the 68 Heart points.
For WCA, Matt Torres sank four 3-pointers on the way to 20 points and Jadan Battle added 13 points. The Spartans led 21-19 after one quarter, the the Hearts claimed a 35-34 advantage entering halftime. The game was even at 54 entering the fourth quarter.
Here's video from Joe Palladino for The Hoop Zone. It was definitely a crazy night at Alumni Hall.

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