The all-star basketball game between the premier prep players from the Washington Metropolitan Area and Baltimore last night at McDonough Arena turned into a showcase for the Dunbar High Schools of each city.
Unfortunately for Washington however, Dunbar of Baltimore's Donta Bright and Michael Lloyd, put on the more dazzling exhibitions to lead Baltimore to an 89-81 victory.
In the 16-and-under game, Washington beat Baltimore, 83-73. In the evening's third game, Executive III beat Cecil-Kirk of Baltimore, 76-63, in an exhibition game for its 19-and-under AAU National competition next weekend in Tampa.
Most of the interested observers had heard how good Bright (18 points) and Lloyd (game-high 25 points) were and once the two preseason all-Americans decided to put their skills on display, there were few disappointments.
Dunbar of D.C. had fine performances from the players that will be leading its charge to capture a third straight city title next season. Johnny Rhodes scored 21 points, James Marshall had 11 and Damon Singletary 10.
But down the stretch, Bright and Lloyd, along with 6-foot-5 Devin Gray (21 points) of St. Francis, put on a more entertaining show.