Devon Devost was a one-man rally Tuesday morning for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior boys basketball team.
With his team trailing 11-1 in the first quarter to the visiting Denis Morris Reds, the 12B student scored 11 straight points for his team and then added an assist to help his team to within 15-14 at the end of the quarter.
Then in overtime, the six-footer hit back-to-back threes to give the Irish a 63-59 lead they would not relinquish on the way to a 68-64 victory.
And when his shooting went cold, Devost came up with key assists and rebounds.
“We were happy with his performance today,” Notre Dame head coach Andy Lucchetta said. “It was definitely his best game of the year. This is a kid who is new to our school and we expected big things out of him because he’s a ball player. He stepped up today.”
He likes that Devost can help his team win in a number of ways.
“He has the ability to impact the game in many ways and this was one game where he did get hot from three. He was also playing great defence and rebounding.”
Devost played with Saint Michael last season before he moved to Welland and joined the Irish. It took awhile for the Pelham Panthers travel player to get comfortable with his new team