Posted On: 01/12/20 9:38 PM

On January, 8th, McDonogh (10-5) played St. Frances Academy (13-1) and were routed, 53-36. This defeat comes as no surprise as they faced St. Frances’ Angel Reese (#10) -- the #2 recruit in the country and recent University of Maryland commit. But the final score does not tell the whole story --  McDonogh was only down 22-28 at half-time and showed they can defeat the reigning conference champions.

1) Teamwork – At the get-go, it was clear McDonogh was nervous to face the #32 Nationally Ranked team, but it did not take long for the Eagles to gain confidence and comfort, and see that they could play with St. Frances. With an 8-man rotation, everyone on the floor for McDonogh contributed at both ends. Top-to bottom McDonogh is a more skilled team than St. Frances, and using this to their advantage will be a key to a victory in their rematch.

2) Inside Aggression – Despite Reeses looming post presence, McDonogh was able to establish successful drives to the basket early on. McDonogh’s Nekhu Mitchell (#2) and Paris Locke (#20) were especially unafraid of their superstar opponent, taking the ball

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