Pace-Lovett Player Notes
Posted on January 13, 2020
by Trent Markwith
I took in a fun rivalry matchup Friday night between Lovett and Pace. Lovett’s gym was filled up and loud for the contest, and the teams didn’t disappoint. In a fast, back and forth battle, the score was tied at 34 at halftime. After the break, the Knights made the game even faster, forcing tons of turnovers and scoring 26 points in the 3rd quarter. With a 60-52 lead going into the 4th, Pace put up 24 more in the final quarter and kept Lovett at bay despite a hard-fought game from the Lions, winning 84-71. This game featured a ton of 2021 guys, including some high-level prospects who rose to the occasion. Here’s who impressed on Friday.
2021 SG Jay Joshi (Lovett)- 19 points, 4 made 3’s
Not to be forgotten, Joshi has been putting up double-digit points on a regular basis for the Lions as well. His outside shooting was a huge factor in keeping the game close and giving Lovett energy when it was needed. Joshi has a quick release and does not mind hoisting up 3’s that are well behind the arc. He can take and make contested jumpers off the catch, and even had two layups in traffic that he converted on in the game. With opponents putting a ton of focus on Mutombo, having a reliable complement to him on the perimeter is crucial, and that’s what Joshi is giving Lovett this year.