Three thoughts from Seattle Academy’s 77-60 win against Lindbergh on Thursday:
1. Seattle Academy is the best 1A team in the Seattle area. The Cardinals (10-0) have a little bit of everything. Daniel Davydov (26 points) is a left-handed guard with a knack for getting to the basket; his coach, Michael Claxton, called him one of the state’s best guards in 1A. Jeremiah Hobbs (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks) is not the biggest post player, but he is strong and knows how to finish around the rim. And Calin Washington (13 points) is a solid point guard with a nice outside touch.
2. Seattle Academy had two glaring weaknesses on Thursday. The Cardinals turned the ball over more than 20 times, and they didn’t get back on defense in transition. Claxton acknowledged both after his team’s 17-point win, and both are correctable. But those are the types of mistakes that could cost a team deep in the playoffs, which is where Seattle Academy wants to and should be.
3. Lindbergh’s Colin Malone can really get to the basket. Malone was perhaps the smoothest player on the court. He scored 17 points and had a knack for getting into the lane. He was a big reason Lindbergh hung around until the third quarter.