Early avalanche of points

[cleeng_content id="746239060" description="Read it now!" price="0.49" t="article"]Avalanches can come in more places than just the steep slopes of mountain ranges. Instead of the tons of snow that come cascading down a mountainside, the avalanche caused by Washington’s boys comes in points enough to smother an opponent.

Dominique Newman is fouled by a St. Albans player.

Dominique Newman is fouled by a St. Albans player.

After destroying previously unbeaten James Wood the night before, Washington blistered St. Albans (Washington, D.C.) the next night by the snowballing score of 89-55.

The Patriots were 3-0 after striding out to a 29-12 lead after only one quarter of rapid-paced scoring and fastbreak basketball.

It was point guard Dominique Newman generating the most offense for the unbeaten Patriots as he had a trio of three-pointers in the opening salvo. Newman would finish with a stellar 27 points.

Washington’s flood of points was slowed to an often-seen 15 points in the second quarter. But the Patriots’ score-doubling 44-22 lead by halftime was still impressive from both the stands and the St. Albans bench.

By the time the third quarter closed, only more Washington dominance had been revealed. The effective scoring twosome of Newman and Keldon Bell had helped extend the Patriot lead all the way to 65-40. Bell would finish the night watching the Patriot reserves for much of the fourth period, but only after he had scored 20 points.

Maleke Jones twists around a St. Albans defender for a layup.

Maleke Jones twists around a St. Albans defender for a layup.

For the second night in succession, Washington’s reserves continued to pad the Patriot lead, outscoring the Bulldogs, 24-13, in the hurry-along pace of the last period.

Besides the heavyweight scoring contributions of Newman and Bell, the Patriots also had Maleke Jones (12 points), Jerome Jones (12 points) and Austin Shields (11 points) use their scoring to dispatch the Northwest Washington Bulldogs.

As happened in the rout of James Wood, the Patriots showed deadeye free throw shooting, going 17-for-21 from the free throw line.

Avalanches sometimes happen inside on basketball courts. This one did to the tune of 29 first-quarter points created by Washington.

The Washington starters have been spending much of the second halves of recent games watching because of lopsided scores.

The Washington starters have been spending much of the second halves of recent games watching because of lopsided scores.

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