PLAYOFF SEMIS: #1 DC Evolution downs #12 Pallotti 7/2

Dimingus Stevens scored 31 points as #1 seed DC Evolution advanced to the Capitol Hoops SL championship game with a dominating 83-63 victory over #12 seed Pallotti. DC Evolution came out of the gates on fire, opening the game up with a 9-0 run. Evolution never looked back, helped in part by solid play from Mahki Mitchell (10 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast, 3 blk) and Carlos Dunn (14 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast). #12 Pallotti came into this game riding high from Saturday’s upset over #5 O’Connell and yesterday’s come from behind victory over #13 RM, but started cold in the first half and only shot 35% from the field for the game. Pallotti was led by Edward Johnson’s 19 points and Gilbert Otoo’s 10 point, 11 rebound double-double but were simply outmatched against the bigger DC Evolution. DC Evolution will face St. John’s in tomorrow’s Summer League at championship.