|Dominic Woodson: Real Deal power forward|
#NPS: The Final Chapter- Winchendon went 1-1 last weekend at the NERR National Prep Showcase, losing to New Hope Academy (MD) on Friday night before earning their first victory of the season on Sunday evening against Wilbraham & Monson. In the victory over WMA, Winchendon was led by a 27 point outburst from Penn State-bound Akosa Maduegbunam, who shot 9-12 from the floor and 4-4 from the 3-point range on the game. Also in double figures for the Winch was Tre Tipton, who scored 14 on 6-9 shooting, and Glyne Straker, who had 12 on 5-9 shooting. Also playing well in this one for Winchendon was Sacred Heart-bound big man Tevin Falzon. Leading the way for WMA on the game was Jaylen Brantley, who led his team in both scoring and rebounding by going for 17 and 7 before having to leave the game with five minutes remaining due to leg cramps. Next to Brantley in the back-court, Maodo Lo made his New England debut by scoring 12 and grabbin' 5 boards, while freshman big man Marcel Pettway was very impressive in his Prep debut, going for 14 points on 6-8 shooting from the field...In addition to WMA and Tilton, another team which played only one game at the #NPS was Vermont Academy, who went up against La Lumiere Prep out of Indiana in one of the mightiest clashes of the weekend. LLP is absolutely loaded: with the likes of Indiana-bound Haner Perea, the Purdue-bound tandem of Jay Simpson and Raphael Davis, New Mexico-bound 7'1 center Obij Aget, Southern Illinois-bound combo-guard Antonio Drummond, and then three stud-sophomores in Damion Smith, Johnnie Vassar, and Johnathan Wilkins. In the first half of the ballgame, Vermont Academy saw La Lu put it into high-gear as they opened a 52-39 lead going into halftime. The second half was a different story, as Jesse Bopp's club won the frame 54-50. In the end, th scoreboard said La Lu 102 and Vermont Academy 93. Leading the way for La Lu in this one was Drummond with 25 pts and 8 rebounds from the guard spot, Davis, who had 23, and Aget, who looked good with 12 points, six boards, and a bunch of altered-shots...For Vermont Academy, UMASS-bound Trey Davis led the scoring with 23 on 7-12 shooting while junior Donelle Munda hit 5 treys on his way to 18 points. Also for the Wildcats, Jack Mackey had 12 points, Daquein McNeil 7, and Jamel Artis had 9. But the performance of the afternoon and also one of the top performances of the weekend came from Vermont Academy junior power forward Dominic Woodson, who with UConn Assistant Coach Kevin Ollie sittin' courtisde, dropped 19 points on 9-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in a very impressive display playing as the only true big for Head Coach Jesse Bopp against the high-major La Lu front-line. D-Woodson is for real...absolute beast...Despite losing this contest, by playing "even-up" with one of the nation's best teams, Vermont Academy looks like one of New England's top squads headin' into the Freeze.