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.
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.