Senior guard Najee Walls has seemed to be fully back from his sickness that delayed his start to the season. Without Witherspoon, Walls had full control of the offense, and he did just that. The senior dropped 24 points to lead the Explorers, but also dished out five assists and what could have been a lot more. He was able to get to the basket with relative ease and hit his jumpers. With Walls back to full form, the Explorers become a much more dangerous team.
New Media was in the game the first half, but that was before senior forward Jirveese Thomas, arguably their best player, fouled out with about four minutes remaining in the half. With no big man, New Media lost a lot of offensive power and defensive pressure. After scoring 34 in the first half, the team went on to score 18 total points in the second. Senior guard Edens Dorstal led the way for the Jags in the end with 14 points.
The Explorers improve to 4-0 on the season, and next up, they will head to Coral Springs, Florida, to participate in the Kreul Classic Invitational. The tournament will be a great test for the Explorers as they first go up against 2A powerhouse Grandview Prep. The tournament runs from 12/19-12/22.