PITTSBURGH — Mater Dei's 6-foot 7-inch Tom Lewis scored 17 points Tuesday night as the United States team rallied from an early nine-point deficit to defeat Pennsylvania, 114-97, in the 21st Dapper Dan Roundball scholastic all-star basketball game.
Lewis, who was 6 for 12 from the floor and 5 for 8 from the free throw line, was the second leading scorer behind point guard Rodney Strickland of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy, who scored 20 points.
In addition to his 17 points, Lewis also had 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. The Monarch senior played for 25 minutes in front of 12,621 fans.
The U.S. team won the game with its rebounding strength, getting 79 rebounds--12 by Georgetown-bound Jonathon Edwards of New Orleans--to 53 for Pennsylvania.