College Park, MD – Stephen Decatur guard Kevon Voyles played 30 intense minutes in the Maryland High School Basketball 3A Semifinal against Baltimore Polytech. “I gave it my all,” the senior said. He certainly did, however Voyles’ efforts alone could not carry the Seahawks to the championship game. Poly had too much fire power in 63-46 win over Decatur.
Despite Voyles scoring 8 of his team’s first 14 points, Polytech sprinted to a 48-19 lead at the half. It had all the makings of the 2017 semifinal game that saw Poly boat race Decatur 74-44.
The Engineers Demetrius Mims, rated the tenth best high school basketball player in Maryland and committed to play college basketball at Long Beach State, led all scorers with 30 points. In the process he set Polytech’s all-time career scoring record.
Voyles, also headed to Division I basketball (Maryland Eastern Shore), finished with 19 points. The Seahawks outscored the Engineers 27-25 in the second half and with under four minutes to go in the fourth quarter had the deficit down to 12.
Voyles may not have celebrated a state championship during his high school career. He was a big part of one of the greatest runs of success in school history, helping lead Decatur to three consecutive 3A East Region Titles.