For the second-straight game, Green reached double-figures, this time leading his squad with 8-of-17 shooting from the field en route to 20 points. The sophomore was hitting from three, driving the lane and creating and knocking down his mid-range jumpers. He also added five rebounds in 23 minutes played.
Freshman Sam Timmins, who was coming off of a solid showing against the Mainland Eagles, continued to improve, scoring 14 points in 19 minutes on 6-of-11 shooting from the field while adding five rebounds and two steals. Another newcomer who showed growth was freshman Carlos Johnson as he scored 13 points for the second-straight game and added seven rebounds.
Once again the Huskies out-rebounded their opponent owning a 60-44 advantage on the boards, led by sophomore Noah Dickerson who pulled down eight while also adding nine points. Other standout Dawgs were freshman Markelle Fultz who stuffed the stats sheet for the fourth-straight game with 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists along with sophomore David Crisp who tallied 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Crisp also led the team in assists with five.
Washington led for the majority of the game but the Lions didn’t go down without a fight. The two squads were tied at 24 following the end of the first quarter but Washington used a massive 16-2 run with five minutes left in the second quarter to take a 51-42 lead into the half. During that span, Green scored six points in just over one minute. Malik Dime also stepped up recorded two huge blocks to spur the run.
Sydney was able to cut the lead to six at one point in the third quarter but wouldn’t get closer than that. The Huskies overwhelmed the Lions as they forced 21 turnovers and recorded 12 steals. Washington scored 26 of its points off turnovers and 49 percent of their scoring also came from inside the paint.
Up next, Washington will face the Sydney Comets on Wednesday at 2 a.m. PT (7 p.m. local time) before returning to the states on Thursday.