"We finally got going in the last part of the second half," said DeMarcus Nelson after the game. "Still we didn't play well early and that hurt us."
After falling behind big, Sheldon showed signs of life as the third quarter wound down before Moeller used a pair of perimeter jumpers to end the third with a 53-36 lead. After seeing the lead extended to 57-38 on a pair of free throws, it was time for Nelson to take over.
The 6-foot-4, 210 pounder began to find his range from the perimeter, hitting three straight perimeter jumpers along with converting a three point play on a drive to cut the lead to 59-51 with 3:23 to play.
However North Carolina State signee Andrew Brackman was too much, touching the ball on every possession, using his 6-foot-9 frame to own the paint against the smaller Huskies as Moeller was able to pull away late.
The final stat line for the future Blue Devil was 28 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, five steals, and three blocks.
Nelson and Sheldon High School conclude their trip to the triangle at 4:00 PM EST in the third place game against Georgetown Prep.
Notes: Nelson and his teammates were able to visit Duke on Sunday and then again on Monday afternoon where they were in attendance for the first half of the Davidson game.