Jerron Martin sliced through the lane, avoiding several defenders with an up-and-under move while soaring for a tough layup in the third quarter of Monday’s Capital Beltway League championship.
With the clock winding down, Johnson used a quick crossover to shake a defender before nailing a three-pointer at the buzzer.
The sequence led both players to nod in approval and slap hands out of respect, but the back-and-forth matchup would end with Johnson having the final say. The George Washington commit scored 33 points, including several clutch free throws, to help the Crusaders hold off Princeton Day, 95-89, and win the league’s inaugural title in Upper Marlboro.
In the teams’ last meeting, Princeton Day used a box-and-one defense to slow Johnson.
On Monday, Johnson and the Crusaders came prepared. They used ball screens and decoy plays to free up the sharpshooter.