Wise Escapes In PG County Championship
Dr. Henry A. Wise Sr. High School was the place to be on Thursday night if your a HS basketball fan in the DMV. It was the annual PG County championship and host Wise was set to defend their home court against a tough Potomac squad, who is full of D-1 talent.
Wise came out of the gates strong taking a double digit lead into half time, and it looked like this game might be a run away. Potomac was whistled for six traveling violations in the first half, they weren’t hitting free throws, they couldn’t get in transition, and EVERYTHING was falling for Wise.
But the third quarter was a completely different story. Potomac senior’s Dion Wiley and Q Smith didn’t want their last crack at a PG Chip to go down this way, and with the help of Randall Broddie and Anthony Smith, Wise put together one incredible quarter outscoring their counterparts 23-11 in the eight minute frame.
The fourth quarter was a back and fourth affair. Each team would go on four to seven point spurts and the lead changed a handful of times in the fourth. With forty second left Maryland commit Dion Wiley would take the ball to the whole and draw a foul with his team down a bucket. He would split free throws. Wise’s Justice Sneed would then convert two free throws and Potomac would not score again.
Sneed was sensational on this night, scoring a game high 22 points including five three pointers. Big man Micah Till also played a phenomenal game and finished with 18.
Potomac got a huge game from one of their unheralded stars, Anthony Smith. The 6’6″ junior who is often overshadowed by Wiley, Broddie, and Smith, played perhaps his best game of the season as he scored a team high 20 points. Wiley added 17, Broddie 14, and Smith 13 and a ton of rebounds.
It was a phenomenal game and while we cannot see these two play again this year, we can see these two play on the same court this year, just not at the same time. Not many would be surprised if we see these guys at the Comcast Center in a couple weeks.