SAMMAMISH — Validation? No, they don’t need that.
But a confidence-booster? That’s exactly what No. 2 Eastside Catholic took from its 83-74 win over No. 1 O’Dea on Monday night at Eastside Catholic.
Crusader guard Nolan Hickman scored 29 points, as did top class of 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero.
Watch Eastside Catholic junior Shane Nowell, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward, recap the win:
And watch Hickman break down his performance: