1990 Title Game: Rhodes pumps in 34 to highlight Dunbar (DC) victory

By Van Williams
Classic Media Director

The Dunbar Crimson Tide won the Alaska Airlines Classic championship even though their trademark fastbreak offense was kept under wraps.

Instead, Dunbar made 12 three-pointers on its way to a 87-56 runaway victory over Bishop Sullivan (LA) in front of a packed house at West High.

The team from Washington, D.C., features five future NCAA Division I college players and plays a punishing full-court press with shooters galore.

Bishop Sullivan’s game plan against the quicker Crimson Tide was to play a zone and make Dunbar shoot.

Bad idea.

Tournament MVP Johnny Rhodes sank five three-pointers and scored 34 points to lead an outside shooting display that left the Warriors far behind.

The numbers speak for themselves. Damon Singletary also sank five three- pointers, and scored 25 points.

At the end of the third quarter, the game was basically over. The Crimson Tide led 69-40.

It was the third straight blowout for Dunbar, a team that blazed its way through Lathrop (AK) and Bellarmine (CA) before beating the Warriors.

Dunbar outscored its three opponents 289-143.

On offense, Bishop Sullivan went to its money man 6-foot-5 Doug Annison often.

The senior, who is headed to LSU, scored 33 points and scored all of the Warriors’ 13 points in the third quarter.

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