Mount St. Joseph defeated Chantilly (VA), 53-43, on Sunday at American University’s Bender Arena, to take fifth place in the 2010 Gonzaga DC Basketball Tournament.
The Gaels used a 9-0 run in the middle of the fourth quarter to break open a close game. Leading 41-40, the Gaels senior center Trey Clinton (5 points) went hard to the basket and was fouled by John Manning, the Chargers 7-foot-0 center. Manning (seven points) went to the bench with four fouls and the Chargers went cold from the field.
Clinton made one of two foul shots and then hit a jumper. From there sophomore Kameron Williams, who scored 22 points and later was named to the All-Tournament Team, took over.
Williams hit back-to-back jumpers and a lay-up for a 50-40 lead. Senior guard David Windsor also added 10 points for the Gaels. Chantilly was paced by senior forward Jack Wiegard, who scored 13 points, and sophomore forward Brian Sydnor added 11 points for the Chargers.
Host Gonzaga defeated Charlotte Christian, 54-49, in the championship game of the tournament. In addition to Williams, the All-Tournament Team included Richard Rogers (St. John’s, Ma.), Evan Conti (Holy Cross), Matt McCarthy (Good Counsel),
Okereuwem Okoro (St. Raymond, NJ), Anthony Gill and Worth Smith
(Charlotte Christian), and Cahil Thomas, Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins (Gonzaga).