Hunter Dickinson and DeMatha Catholic High scored 25 fourth-quarter points for a come-from-behind victory Saturday evening against No. 9 Denton Guyer in the sixth game of the ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest DFW.
Dickinson, a 7-foot-1 center ranked No. 20 in the ESPN class of 2020, was named the MVP of the 60-53 DeMatha victory after he finished with an 18-point, 16-rebound double-double.
The fourth quarter was a polar opposite of how the began inside Mike Turner Gymnasium in Waxahachie, too.
Guyer wasted no time building a 6-0 lead to force a DeMatha timeout with 5:48 to play in the first quarter. They also didn't dally in extending the run to 11-0 before DeMatha finally found the bottom of the net with four minutes already off of the clock.
Guyer continued to find the offense needed to carry a 40-35 lead into the final eight minutes.
The game was then tied at 47 with 3:32 to play when Tyler McGhie drilled a three-pointer from the right corner to put Guyer back on top. Jahmir Young responded with a trey of his own on the ensuing DeMatha possession, which led to a Guyer timeout.
DeMatha then quickly built a three-point lead, 56-53, highlighted by a two-handed jam by Dickinson with fewer than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
A Guyer turnover then put the ball back into the hands of DeMatha and sealed the Wildcats fate against the visiting Stags from Hyattsville, Maryland.
Dickinson and Villanova-commit Justin Moore (No. 49 in ESPN class of 2019) both scored 18 points for DeMatha, while Young finished with 10 points and Joshua Wallace had five.
Earl Timberlake, a 6-foot-5 guard ranked No. 35 in the ESPN top-100 for the class of 2020, was limited to just three points.
Guyer was led by University of Oklahoma-commit De’Vion Harmon (No. 52 in ESPN 2019) with 16 points and a double-double by Michigan-commit Jalen Wilson (No. 74 in ESPN 2019).
Wilson scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.
JaKobe Coles finished with 13 points, Tyler Mcghie added eight and Cadon Hill had two to round out the Guyer scoring.