Chicago, IL – In a very competitive and hard fought game Saturday afternoon, the Northwestern Wildcats needed an extra period to take down the DePaul Blue Demons 78-70.
After trailing most of the game, Northwestern’s forward Aaron Falzon, knocked down two three’s to help seal the deal for the Wildcats in overtime. Falzon is a 6’8, 213 pound freshman, who has really good touch from three-point range. His length and agility allows him to both play forward spots. Falzon finished the game with six points and five rebounds. Northwestern was led throughout the game by starting guard Tre Demps. Demps is a 6’3, 202 pound senior guard, who plays very hard on both ends of the floor. He’s able to score from all three levels on the floor, but the mid range is where he succeeded the most. Demps finished the game with 18 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Point guard Bryant McIntosh also play a very strong game for the Wildcats. McIntosh is a 6’3, 185 pound sophomore, who has a really good feel for the game. Although he didn’t shoot well from the three today, his shooting mechanics shows signs of a really good shooter. McIntosh also showed his ability to see the floor and make play for his teammates. He finished the game with 13 points, eight assists, and five rebounds. Center Alex Olah and forward Sanjay Lumpkin also chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds respectively.
The Blue Demons were led by senior forward Myke Henry. Henry is a 6’6, 238 pound small forward, who can do a little of everything on the basketball court. He doesn’t seem do anything at an elite level, but does almost everything well. His size and strength make him versatile enough to sometimes even play the power forward spot. Henry finished the game with 24 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Aaron Simpson, was also a player that led DePaul throughout the game. Simpson is a 5’11, 164 pound point guard, who is a very aggressive scorer. He scored all 13 of his points in the first half, which kept DePaul in the game early. Simpson showed very good quickness off the dribble, and also the ability to knock down the three-point shot. He finished the game with 13 points and eight rebounds. DePaul’s leading scorer, Billy Garrett, was held to only seven points. Early foul trouble only enabled him to play two minutes in the first half (23 total minutes).
This article was written by Keith Smith, a correspondent and scout for NetScouts Basketball. You can subscribe to our RSS feed from the upper right corner of our home page, follow us on Facebook, or on twitter.
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