HYATTSVILLE – Christian Gamble scored a team-high 17 points Friday to lead Sidwell Friends to a 64-58 victory over Springbrook in the Capitol Hoops Summer League at DeMatha.
Gamble, a 14-year-old rising freshman, finished 7-of-11 from the field against the Blue Devils and scored a variety of baskets from inside the paint at Morgan and Kathy Wootten Gymnasium.
Mike Brown, who went 7-of-8 from the field, finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for Sidwell Friends.
Gamble, a Silver Spring resident, said he’s received inspiration from his brother, Alexander, who currently plays at the University of Rochester.
Alexander Gamble was named team MVP as a junior and earned the Coaches Award during his senior campaign at Sidwell Friends where he averaged 15 points, six rebounds and four assists per game during his varsity career at the D.C. private school.
“The family is very familiar with how I do things,” said Sidwell Friends head coach Eric Singletary. “[Christian] has worked on his body. He’s got a chance to be a really good player.”