Nelson and Sheldon Drop Second Straight

After falling in the semifinals to Moeller the Sheldon (CA) Huskies faced off against Georgetown Prep's huge front line Tuesday night in the third place game of the Glaxo Smith Kline Holiday Invitational. The Hoyas keyed in on future Blue Devil Demarcus Nelson all night, holding him to just 16 points and 6 rebounds as Georgetown took third place 59-50.

Sheldon suffered through yet another cold start from the floor, falling behind by 10 before finding their range from the floor, and turning it up a notch on the defensive end to cut the half time lead to 25-19. The second half saw more of the same from the Huskies as Georgetown kept a working margin of at least eight points throughout the game while coasting to the win.

For his part, future Blue Devil DeMarcus Nelson tallied 16 points (on 5-of-16 shooting including just 2-of-6 from the perimeter), six rebounds, and two assists. The effort was his lowest scoring output of the season, as the combination of double teams and third game in three days began to take its toll.

"For us to be successful as a team I've got to do everything," said Nelson. "I need to score, rebound, distribute, and defend. We played some good teams here who took me out of my game."

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant Chris Collins were courtside for Nelson's final performance in North Carolina. DeMarcus and Sheldon, which stands at 8-3 on the season, return to California early Wednesday morning.

Nelson was named to the All-Tournament team. Over the course of the event he averaged 19.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game.

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