Game 10 – St. Raymond (NY) Stops St. Andrew’s Episcopal (MD)

St. Raymond (NY) Stops St. Andrew’s Episcopal (MD)

St. Raymond (Bronx, NY) was just too big and too fast for St. Andrew’s Episcopal (Potomac, MD) in today’s Fifth Place game at the 27th Gonzaga DC Classic tournament. St. Raymond led throughout the game, building steadily on a lead that was six points after the first quarter and 13 by halftime. St. Andrew’s could not overcome poor shooting, going 14/53 or 26% from the floor.

St. Raymond scoring was led by Junior Forward Sidney Wilson, with 21 points. Following the game, Wilson was named to the All-Tournament team. Isaiah Washington, also a Junior, had 12 points for the Ravens.

Tyler Stewart, a senior, led the scoring for St. Andrew’s with 13. George Muresan, also a senior, had 8 points for the Lions.

Game 9 – Mt. Carmel (MD) Defeats Calvin Coolidge

Game Summary – Mt. Carmel (MD) Defeats Calvin Coolidge
Baltimore’s Our Lady of Mt. Carmel defeated D.C.’s Calvin Coolidge High School in the first game of the final day at the 27th Annual Gonzaga DC Classic. The final score was 72-53.

After a back-and-forth first quarter, Mt. Carmel took control in the second quarter and took an eight point lead into halftime. The Cougars built on that lead as the game progressed.

Junior Marquis Bullet with 17 points and Senior David Erebor with 16 combined to score nearly half of Mt. Carmel’s total points. Junior Terry Nolan had 11 points.

For Calvin Coolidge, scoring was led by Sophomore James Hampton with 13 points and B.J. Hill with 12.

Game 8 – Roman Catholic (PA) Defeats Good Counsel (MD)

In the final game of the day at the Gonzaga DC Classic Basketball Tournament, Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia defeated Our Lady of Good Counsel from Olney Maryland by a final score of 72-60.  That win puts Roman in the championship game Sunday evening at 6:45 versus host Gonzaga.  The championship will be played at Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington, DC.

Roman built on its lead slowly, quarter-by-quarter, in-front by three after the first quarter, four at halftime, 10 after the third quarter and eventually winning by 12.  The reigning Gonzaga DC Classic champion is led by three seniors, all committed to play at Penn State University:  Tony Carr (last year’s DC Classic MVP), Nazeer Bostick and Lamar Stevens.

In Saturday’s semi-final, Stevens led Roman’s attack with 21 points; Carr had 13 and Bostick had 12. Junior Dakquan Davis finished with 10 points.

Junior Cam Norman (5’10”) led all scorers with 23 points for the Good Counsel Falcons. Sophomore Tyler Baylor had 10 points.

Roman will be seeking to repeat as Gonzaga DC Classic champions on Sunday night.

Stats – Roman v Good Counsel

Game 7 – Host Gonzaga Overwhelms Bishop Loughlin (NY)

Early in Saturday’s first semi-final of the Gonzaga DC Classic, it looked like fans were in for a close game between Loughlin, from Brooklyn, NY, and the host team.  However, by the end of the third quarter, Gonzaga’s speed and defensive intensity had built a 17 point lead, one that would only grow through the end of the game. The final score:  Gonzaga 81, Bishop Loughlin 48.  Gonzaga will face last year’s champion, Roman Catholic (Philadelphia) in the Championship Game at 6:45 Sunday evening at Bender Arena on the campus of American University.

Gonzaga was led, as they often are, by 5’8″ Junior guard Chris Lykes, who scored 23 points and consistently blew by defenders as he streaked down the court.  Sophomore Myles Dread (6’5″) scored 15, including three 3-pointers. Junior Eddie Scott had 13 and Nigel Stewart, a 6’5″ senior, scored 11 points. Nine players scored for Gonzaga over the course of the game.

Loughlin balanced scoring wasn’t enough to keep up with Gonzaga. Sophomore guard Idan Tretout had 12 points, 6’9″ Senior Jeremy Betjol had 10 and Junior Keith Williams had 9 for the Lions.

Bishop Loughlin will face Good Counsel in the the third place game at 5:00 on Sunday at A.U.

Stats – Gonzaga v Bishop Loughlin

Game 6 – St. Raymond (NY) Defeats Calvin Coolidge (DC)

After a somewhat surprising loss in the opening round of the 27th Gonzaga DC Classic, the St. Raymond Ravens came back to defeat Calvin Coolidge High School 68-54. St. Raymond will face St. Andrew’s Episcopal on Sunday at 3:15 PM in the Fifth Place Game at Bender Arena on the campus of American University.

St. Raymond was led by Junior Isiah Washington and Sophomore Nicholas Rivera, each with 14 points. For Coolidge, 6’1″ senior B.J. Hill scored 13 and Khalil Jeter had 10.

Coolidge will face Mt. Carmel in the 7th place game at 1:30 PM.

Stats – St Raymondss v Coolidge

Game 5 – St. Andrew’s Episcopal (MD) defeats Mt. Carmel (Baltimore)

The St. Andrew’s Episcopal Lions defeated Out Lady of Mount Carmel 54-47 in the first game on Saturday at the Gonzaga DC Classic. St. Andrew’s will face-off against St. Raymond of the Bronx, NY in the 5th place game at 3:15 on Sunday at Bender Arena on the campus of American University.

St. Andrew’s led throughout and was able to hold-off a late charge from Mount Carmel to win.  Leading scorers included senior Tyler Stewart with 17 for St. Andrew’s and David Erebor with 20 and Christian Evans with 11 for Mt. Carmel.

Mt. Carmel plays at 1:30 on Sunday in the 7th place game at A.U.  They will face Calvin Coolidge of DC.

Stats – St Andrews v Mt Carmel.

Game 4: Good Counsel (MD) Knocks Off St. Raymond (NY)

In the closest game of the opening day of competition at the 27th Annual Gonzaga DC Classic, Our Lady of Good Counsel from Olney, Maryland defeated St. Raymond from the Bronx, NY by 7, 67-60.

The game was closer than the final score. Both teams held leads during the first and second half in a back and forth contest that reward those who stayed to watch at Gonzaga’s Carmody Center. St. Raymond, among the top-ranked teams in New York City, was clearly frustrated by Good Counsel’s stubborn 2-3 zone. On the other hand, Good Counsel’s deliberate approach and balanced scoring gave the Falcons the victory. Good Counsel sealed the victory with good free throw shooting in the final minutes.

Good Counsel had four players score in double figures, led by Junior James Valle with 15, followed by 5’10” Junior guard Cam Norman and Senior Tyler Baylor with 14. Kyle Turner, a 6’6″ Junior Forward had 12 points.

Junior Isaiah Washington led St. Raymond’s with 17 points, followed by Sophomore guard Dallas Watson with 13.

Good Counsel takes on Roman Catholic at 8:30 Saturday evening in the second semi-final game at Gonzaga.