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Seneca Valley Vanquish the Knights in Home Opener

The Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles have a tough task ahead of them. They are attempting to three-peat as regional champs and head back to the Xfinity Center in College Park for the third straight year after losing a number of talented starters to graduation.

However, the Seneca Valley and Head Coach Brian Humphrey are not without talent. There are six seniors on the team, three of which saw significant time last year as the Eagles made a deep run into the postseason. Seneca has come out of the gate in good form in the early going of the 2017-2018 season, winning three straight.

“We have a couple of guys that have been here for a while and have experience,” said Humphrey after Tuesday night’s 78-52 victory in the Eagles home opener against Wheaton. “Triston Price, Harold Dotson, and Legend have a lot of playing experience. Triston has been a four-year varsity player for us. They have really stepped up and taken over as the leadership of this team. You can see it in practice.”

Indeed, that experience and talent was on display Tuesday night as Price scored 32 points against the Knights. Price had 10 points from field goals, and 15 points from beyond the arc, and was a perfect seven-for-seven from the foul line.

The game was close in the early going as the first quarter ended with Seneca holding a three-point lead thanks in part to a trio of three-pointers from Price in the quarter. The Eagles began to pull away in the second quarter, again it was Price leading the way with 12 points in the second stanza.

In the second half, a Seneca Valley newcomer made his presence known. As sophomore Mazae Blake added 14 points to continue to extend the lead. Blake, a transfer from South Carolina has been an unexpected surprise for Coach Humphrey.