Walker scored 29 points, including 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range, in the Warriors’ 70-54 quarterfinal win over Matoaca (2-7), and Wyatt added 24 points and five rebounds.
Against Freeman, Wyatt led the way with 20 points, while forward Karon Burton scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds and Walker scored 8.
“Jaden is a really dynamic guard, he’s a really good blend of having the ability to make plays for other guys and score,” Leonardelli said of Walker, a quick, 5-foot-10 junior. “He’s a threat to pass, he’s a threat to make 3s, pull-ups and finish at the rim. He does a lot of different things that impact the game.”
A 6-2 senior, Wyatt is more of a combo guard who’s comfortable playing on or off the ball.
“He’s a longer guard who has the ability to make 3s, get to the rim and finish very high with a number of different shots around the rim,” Leonardelli said. “When you have both of them [Walker and Wyatt] out there, they can play with and off of each other.”
Leonardelli has not been on the sidelines the last three games because of health protocols. He’s watched film of the Freeman game several times though, and called the Mavericks a “tough” defensive team that made his Warriors take difficult shots. Freeman led most of the way, but Henrico hung around with hard-nosed rebounding and defensive play to give themselves a chance late.