MILFORD, Del. -- He may be a new face on a team with several key returnees, but Dwight Brewington (right) has fit in quite well with Mo Cassara's Worcester Academy program this fall.
The Hilltoppers have been practicing for only two weeks, but Brewington looked like a Worcester regular this past weekend at the War on the Shore, helping the team to a pair of victories.
He was especially productive on Sunday night, slicing up the Bridgton Academy defense to the tune of 23 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in an 81-66 Hilltopper victory. If that wasn't enough, Brewington also shot a crisp nine of 13 from the floor, including a perfect five of five in the game's final 16 minutes as Worcester pulled away for the win.
"We haven't even been practicing two weeks, and he doesn't have all the concepts down," Cassara explained. "But when it broke down, he could get to the basket and he played hard and aggressive."
Brewington's fine overall play was supported by backcourt mate Steve Hailey, who nailed four of his five three pointers on the night on the way to 25 points, and 6-6 forward Sam Kaplan, who gritted out 16 points.
"Dwight and Stevie are good enough that when a play breaks down, they can make plays," Cassara said. "I am happy with the effort, but not the execution, and we will need to cut down on our turnovers a bit."
"But I can't be totally frustrated, because we haven't had a lot of time to work on it and practice," Cassara concluded.
That could be bad news for Worcester's opposition in 2002-2003, because if Brewington continues to soak up the system and get better, he and Hailey could be a difficult tandem to stop.