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Viewfinder: DeMatha Rally Falls Short Against Gonzaga

Down nearly 20 points in the fourth quarter, DeMatha drops a close game against Gonzaga 76-74.

Would you expect any less from one of the most storied rivalries in Washington, D.C. high school sports history?

Down by as much as 18 points in the fourth quarter, DeMatha poured on a frenzied rally to tie the game in the closing seconds of last night's game against conference rival Gonzaga, but were never able to take the lead. Gonzaga put the final nail in the coffin on two free throws from Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof to make the final score 76-74.

DeMatha entered the game ranked number three nationally by USA Today, Gonzaga was ranked number nine. How those rankings will be specifically affected by last night's action remains to be seen.

Gonzaga shot well from the field, led by forward Kris Jackson's 27 points (including hitting all of his six three-point shot attempts). Gonzaga continues its season-long unbeaten streak with a record of 17-0, 7-0 in conference.

DeMatha was led in scoring by James Robinson's 25 points and Jarius Lyles 21 points. DeMatha drops to 16-2, 7-1 in conference.

Here's how the Washington Post recapped the action.

Here's how the Gazette saw the game.

And here's the write up from HighSchoolSports.net.

Hyattsville Patch was also on the scene and returned with the above series of photos.

DeMatha returns to action this Tuesday at home against Archbishop Carrol.

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