The rematch was over real fast.
"We didn't come to play and I want to appologize to Coach Arsenault and the New Hampton community," said a disappointed Brewster head coach Jason Smith. "It was a waste of valuable time for all parties involved."
Led by a big first half from Rashad McCants, New Hampton took an early lead and rolled to a 93-63 win.
"McCants was a man among boys - 25 points at halftime," Smith said. "He did whatever he wished, whenever he wanted. He's an absolute warrior and anyone who thinks this kid isn't going to succeed in whatever he does isn't looking at his determination and will to succeed. He does whatever is necessary to win. He's a consumate TEAM player."
The final stats for McCants, accumulated mostly in the first half - 35 points, four assists, three boards, two steals and two blocks.
But what about the performance of Brewster center Damion Grant, who will be McCants' teammate in Chapel Hill next fall?
"[I have] no idea on stats for anyone last night," Smith said. "It was a pathetic performance for Brewster Academy."
Point taken, Coach.
New Hampton, now 19-2, heads to Bryant College, R.I. for the National Prep School Invitational this weekend. The Huskies will face IMG Academy (Fla.) on Friday afternoon and then a team from Canada on Sat. morning.