Hall-Scriven nets 14 of career-high 25 points in final five minutes
Anchorage’s DeMarcus Hall-Scriven took over in the late stages of Skagit Valley’s 78-73 win over Everett in the NWAC.
The sophomore scored 14 of his career-high 25 points in the final five minutes to single-handedly erase a five-point deficit and rally the first-place Cardinals.
Hall-Scriven, of ACS fame, was responsible for 16 points during a pivotal 18-8 run that pushed Skagit Valley’s winning streak to five games.
With his team trailing 65-60 with 5:18 to play, the Alaskan went to work. He pumped in six straight points on two jumpers and two free throws for a 66-65 lead.
His steal, assist, jump shot and two free throws extended the lead to 74-69.
Hall-Scriven iced the win by making four consecutive free throws inside the final 16 seconds.
The 6-foot-5 guard also collected seven rebounds and four assists.
Hall-Scriven went 10-for-11 from the charity stripe and is now shooting 80 percent on the season (24-for-30).
He is averaging a career-high 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in five games.
His previous career high was 21 points set a week ago. In that same game he grabbed a personal-record 17 rebounds.