28th Gonzaga DC Classic Tips-off Friday, December 9

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28TH GONZAGA DC CLASSIC TIPS-OFF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Field Includes Teams from New York City, Florida, Chicago, Philadelphia & DC Region

All Games Played at Gonzaga College High School

December 5, 2016 – The 28th Annual Gonzaga DC Classic basketball tournament begins Friday afternoon, December 9, 2016 at Gonzaga College High School. Games Continue Saturday and Sunday at Gonzaga.

Gonzaga, #1 in the Washington Post All-Met Pre-Season rankings, will be joined in this advancing tournament by a very strong field, featuring top talent and highly recruited athletes from around the nation in this advancing tournament.

Along with Gonzaga, teams competing for the Championship include Archbishop Molloy (New York City), Dillard (Ft. Lauderdale), Whitney Young (Chicago) Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA), St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, VA), Sidwell Friends (DC), and St. Vincent Pallotti (Laurel, MD). All proceeds from program sponsors, advertising and ticket sales go to support Gonzaga’s far-reaching service programs here in the Washington region and across the U.S. and on the U.S. – Mexico border. The tournament’s slogan is “Great Basketball Supporting Good Works.”

Games begin at 3:15 on Friday at Gonzaga when St. Stephens takes on Archbishop Molly. The 5:00 game will feature Archbishop Wood against host Gonzaga. At 6:45, Whitney Young takes on St. Vincent Pallotti and the 8:30 game will feature Dillard and Sidwell Friends.

Second round games begin at 3:15 on Saturday at Gonzaga.

In a change from past years, Sunday’s games will also be played at Gonzaga. Sunday games begin at 1:30 PM and the championship is set for 6:45 PM Sunday at Gonzaga’s Carmody Center.

The entire tournament will be webcast and can be viewed at the tournament website: www.gonzagadcclassic.org. The official tournament twitter feed can be found at @gonzagaclassic.

Qualified organizations and individuals (press, college coaches, scouting services) may request tournament passes via email to Al Jackson at alfredjacksoniii@gmail.com. Please include name and links to your publication(s), website(s) and/or twitter feed(s).

Brief profiles of participating teams can be found below.

Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)

The 2015-2016 edition of the Gonzaga Eagles will feature the return of the team’s four leading scorers from last year, a squad that went 24-10, including key victories against Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rivals Paul VI, DeMatha and O’Connell.  The team is led by senior point guard Chris Lykes (5’8”), a University of Miami commit who averaged 22 points per game last season.  Lykes is joined by junior guard Prentiss Hubb (6’3”) who, along with Lykes, was named to the All-WCAC Conference Team last season.  Hubb has multiple offers (Maryland, Villanova, UVA, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Wake Forest and others) and scored 10.5 points per game in 2015-2016.  Penn commit Eddie Scott (6’6”), a senior forward, returns as does junior forward Myles Dread (6’5”), who will play at Penn State upon graduation.  Senior Michael Myers (6’3”), who recently committed to play at Williams College, will provide needed support.  Watch as well for sophomores Josh Watts (6’4”) and Anwar Gill (6’4”) in the backcourt.

“I’m very excited about our team and our prospects for this season,” said Gonzaga’s Head Coach, Steve Turner.  “We’ve got great chemistry and experience as we head into an incredibly competitive WCAC season.  We’re happy, as always, to get started by hosting the Gonzaga DC Classic.  Thanks to all the coaches, players and volunteers who make this great tournament happen.”

Archbishop Molloy (Briarwood, NY)

This year marks the ninth appearance of the Archbishop Molloy Stanners in the DC Classic, which includes tournament championships in 1999 and 2001. Molloy is under the direction of Coach Mike McCleary, now in his 4th year. The Stanners have a young team with five returning lettermen from last year’s team and only two seniors on the roster. Last year’s team finished 22-6, earning the regular season Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan Championship.

Key for the Stanners this year are 6-6 junior forward Khalid Moore (9.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg), 7-1junior center Moses Brown (8.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg) and 6-2 sophomore guard Cole Anthony (16.1 ppg, 3.1 apg, 6.5 rpg). All of these players are being recruited by the highest level of college basketball. Jackson Vertucci and John Herring are seniors who will contribute scoring and defense. John is also a member of the baseball team at Molloy and has received numerous offers for baseball. Other players to watch are Joe Hoch, Marc Villa, Ray Diaz, Marcus North, Orrin Barfield, Phil Georgio and Nick Balfour all rising from last year’s JV team. Transfers Jade Tse and Treston Livingston provide more experience for the Stanners.

Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)

Archbishop Wood is making their 1st Trip to the Gonzaga DC Classic. Under the direction of 4th year coach, John Mosco, the Vikings, are looking to improve upon their 9th place finish and overtime quarterfinal loss to Archbishop Carroll in the highly competitive Philadelphia Catholic League.

The Vikings return 4 of 5 Starters in 2016 and 7 players who saw significant minutes in 2016, including 80% of the teams scoring from a year ago. Returning starters include 2 All-League Players in Sr. Collin Gillespie, a 3rd team all-league performer a year ago with offers from Maine, Albany, and FDU, and Jr. Tyree Pickron, a 2nd Team all-league player in 2016, with offers from Stony Brook, Drexel, and Delaware St. Other returning starters include Jr. Seth Pinkney, a 6’11 Center (offers from Temple, St. Joe’s, and UMass among others) and Sr. Guard Keith Otto. Other Key returnees include Sr. Guard Matt Cerruti, Jr’s Andrew Funk (Lafayette Offer) and Karrington Wallace (NJIT Offer), and So. Julius Phillips.

Dillard High School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Dillard Coach Darryl Burrows, now in his 24th season at this perennial South Florida basketball powerhouse, has a returning squad that many are picking to repeat last year’s feat as Florida’s Class 6A State Champions. They have a bulls-eye on their backs, but Coach Burrows believes they are ready.

Returning seniors include Raiquan Gray (6’8”), a guard who can play all five positions. Gray, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game, is committed to play at Florida State next year after being selected to the All County First Team by both the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald. He is joined by Jordan Wright (6’6”) who is one of the top football players in the state and has multiple offers to play either sport in college. Wright averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game last season, when he was also selected to the All County First Team by both local newspapers. Rounding out the impressive group of seniors is Robert Johnson (6’8”), a power forward who will play at the Citadel next season and Joniya Gadson (6’9”), who will play at Bowling Green next year. Keep an eye out, as well, for point guard Seth Coddington (6’1”).

Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC)

The Quakers are coached by Eric Singletary ’93. This is his 10th season heading up the program, located in Northwest Washington, DC. The program has enjoyed much success during Singletary’s tenure, including 3 consecutive MAC championships ’10-’12. The Quakers have also earned 3 trips to the newly found DCSAA state tournament. This year’s squad boasts 6 seniors and 5 returning starters from last year’s MAC runner up. The Quakers finished 19-10 in the 2015-16 campaign. The team is led by captains, Jelani Williams, Abass Sallah and Zach Mazlish. Williams, a 6’5” senior PG has committed to the University of Pennsylvania and averaged 17.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 5.8apg. Sallah, Ross Young, Ace Stallings, and Jason Gibson round out the returning starters. 6’6” JR G, Saddiq Bey will provide a huge punch for this year’s team. The Quakers look to have success in their fourth appearance in the Gonzaga/DC Classic.

St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (Alexandria, VA)

The Saints are coming off a 2015-2016 campaign in which they posted with a 19-9 record.  The team earned a 3rd place regular season finish and 2nd place tournament finish in the small and competitive Interstate Athletic Conference.  The Saints compete in the Virginia Independent Schools State Association.  Last season ended with an appearance in the VISAA Final Four.  The Saints graduated Harrison Bluestein (Rollins College Lacrosse), Matthew Fisher (Penn State Lacrosse), Michael Janowski, David Karol, Chauncey Pittman (Marymount University Basketball), and Andrew Trainer (University of Illinois Football).  Andrew Trainer was an all-league selection in the Interstate Athletic Conference.

This season The Saints have three seniors.  Denmark Slay II (Captain), who has signed a NLI to play at High Point University, averaged 16.1 ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg, and 1.3 spg.  Denmark Slay II was an all-league selection in the Interstate Athletic Conference.  Myles Lewis averaged 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, and 1.1 apg.  Michael McEneney IV has made a verbal commitment to play basketball at Hamilton College.  The team this season is young (2 Freshmen, 5 Sophomores, 1 Junior, 3 Seniors) and talented, and they are honored to have the opportunity to compete in the 2016 Gonzaga DC Classic Basketball Tournament.

St. Vincent Pallotti (Laurel, MD)

St. Vincent Pallotti High School from Laurel, Maryland returns to the Gonzaga DC Classic for the first time since 1995. The Panthers competed last year in the competitive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) “A” Conference for the first time in school history, losing in the playoffs to the eventual champion by three points at the buzzer.

Led by 4th year head Coach Dennis Murphy, the Panthers return a talented young team from last year’s team including 6’3” senior combo guard Everette Hammond, who averaged 13.5PPG last season. Super sophomore’s 6’8”Abdoul Karim Coulibaly and 6’3” Ronell Giles (3.5GPA) who both played on varsity last season are expected to be major contributors this year. 5’11” junior combo guard, Stephen Cannady (3.5GPA), who returns as a starter, is a sharp shooting guard with a high basketball IQ.

Murphy expects contributions from junior 6’5” Amir Warrick (3.6GPA) and sophomore 6’5” Gilbert Otoo (4.5GPA). Additionally, senior 6’3” Justin Brewer returns this season after being the 6th man last season. Brewer adds toughness to the team and is one of their leaders.

Hammond has been part of the program for four years, getting better every year and has Division I offers from Canisius, Quinnipiac, Siena, Robert Morris, and Farleigh Dickinson to name a few.

This past summer Coulibaly competed in the FIBA championships in Spain with his native country of Mali and averaged 14PPG and 9 rebounds. Coulibaly currently holds offers from Tulane, St. John’s (NY), and Boston College with several others showing strong interest.

“We are excited to participate in this year’s Gonzaga DC Classic. I am well aware of the prestige and history that goes along with the tournament. We play a very tough out of conference schedule versus St. John’s (DC), Poly (Baltimore) and Georgetown Prep and this is a great measuring stick early in the season to see where we are. I have known Coach Turner for many years and we are honored to be a part of the 2016 Gonzaga DC Classic” says Coach Murphy.

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Chicago, IL)

Whitney Young High School was the state’s 4A Champion in 2014, is ranked in the top 10 Illinois high school teams in the 2016­-2017 preseason rankings. Notable alumni include top player in the country, Jahlil Okafor, #3 in the NBA draft playing with the Philadelphia 76ers. Brimming with young talent, coach Tyrone Slaughter has an outstanding foundation of youth that is ready to shine and surprise, starting with 6’1 junior Xavier Castaneda, one of the top point guards in the state. 6’4 junior shooter Justin Boyd, and 6’5 senior Lucas Williamson will step up now with bigger opportunities. Other contributors include: Craig Beaudion, a 6’4 guard; Jake Kosakowski, a 6’5 junior; and 6’6 senior Justin Stovall. A transfer from Seton includes Javon Freeman, a 6’3 guard.

Press Release: 27TH GONZAGA DC CLASSIC

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27TH GONZAGA DC CLASSIC TIPS-OFF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

Strong DC – Maryland Field Joined by Teams from Philadelphia, New York City

December 4, 2015 – The 27th Annual Gonzaga DC Classic basketball tournament begins Friday afternoon, December 11, 2014 at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. Games continue Saturday at Gonzaga and Sunday at Bender Arena at American University.

Gonzaga, last season’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Champions, will be joined in this advancing tournament by seven teams from the Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City regions.

Joining Gonzaga will be 2014 DC Classic Champions Roman Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA), Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (Brooklyn, NY), Calvin Coolidge Senior High School (Washington, DC), Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, MD), Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Baltimore, MD), St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Potomac, MD) and St. Raymond High School for Boys (Bronx, NY). , All proceeds from program sponsors, ticket and merchandise sales go to support Gonzaga’s far-reaching service programs here in the Washington region and across the U.S. and Latin America. The tournament’s slogan is “Great Basketball Supporting Good Works”.

Games begin Friday at 3:15 when Bishop Loughlin takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal. The 5:00 game will feature Our Lady of Mt. Carmel versus the host team, Gonzaga. At 6:45, Roman Catholic battles Calvin Coolidge followed by the 8:30 game in which St. Raymond challenges Our Lady of Good Counsel. All Friday and Saturday games will be played in the Carmody Center gym at Gonzaga College High School. Second round games begin at 3:15 on Saturday.

Sunday games will be played at Bender Arena at American University and final round consolation and championship games begin at 1:30 on Sunday. Tickets are $10.00 per day for adults, $5.00 for students.

The entire tournament will be webcast and can be viewed at the tournament website, www.gonzagadcclassic.org. The official tournament twitter feed can be found at @gonzagaclassic.

Qualified organizations and individuals (press, college coaches, scouting services) may request tournament passes via email to Al Jackson at alfredjacksoniii@gmail.com. Please include name and links to your publication(s), website(s) and/or twitter feed(s).

Brief profiles of participating teams can be found below.

 

Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC)

After winning last season’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championship in thrilling fashion, Gonzaga Head Varsity Coach Steve Turner looks forward to the 2015-2016 campaign. While the coach and the team are happy to be watching two of last year’s stalwarts – guard Bryant Crawford (Wake Forest) and big man Sam Miller (Dayton) – join eight other Gonzaga grads playing for top programs this season, they are happy to be hosting the 27th DC Classic.

Returning players include a great back court featuring highly recruited junior Chris Lykes, sophomore Prentiss Hubb, and 6’4″ senior Nigel Stewart. Senior Navy commit Jack Lawrence (6’9″) will anchor the middle while a group including Junior Eddie Scott, and 6’4″ sophomore Myles Dread will lead the charge in the front court. Four players moving up from the junior varsity team are expected to get key minutes, including guards Michael Myers, Brian Doolan, and Nicky Miller along with forward Devon Flowers.

“Playing in the WCAC is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Coach Turner. “We look forward to getting ready by playing against great teams from around the nation in the DC Classic. It’s a great tournament and one we are proud to host.”

 

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (Brooklyn, NY)

The expectation of the Bishop Loughlin Men’s Basketball team is set high as always. Coach Ed Gonzalez, in his 7th season, is leaning on his returning, more experienced players to bring stability and leadership to the rest of the team. Coming off a disappointing 10 win season last year (10-16), this year’s Lions team is reloaded and ready to go.

This year’s team is led by 3rd year varsity player and team co-captain Junior Guard/Forward Keith Williams who has received scholarship offers from VCU, Dayton, & Hofstra to name a few. Other returning players include 2nd year varsity player and co-captain Senior Point Guard Damien Prescod, 2nd year Senior Center Keion Smiley, 2nd year Junior Forward Jordan Thomas, and 2nd year Junior Guard Tyrese Gaffney. Newcomers include Senior Center Jeremy Betjol, a talented junior core that include Adrien Nunez, Anton Herton, Joshua Roberts, Jordan Griffin, and Ricardo Dominguez. Rounding out the rest of the team are 3 sophomores Idan Tretout, Markquis Nowell, and NayShon Kane who hope to contribute key minutes in the rotation. Coach Gonzalez knows that nothing is guaranteed and he has his work cut out for him. In order for his team to be successful his team must be tough defensively, limit turnovers, shoot high percentage shots, and remain healthy, work together as a team.

 

Calvin Coolidge Senior High School (Washington, DC)

Calvin Coolidge Senior High School from Washington D.C. returns to the Gonzaga DC Classic for their third appearance. They were part of the field in the 2008 and 2013 tournaments. The Colts are coming off a very successful campaign last season when they went 23-7 and were the runner-up for the District of Columbia Interstate Athletic (DCIAA) Conference championship.

Head Coach Bennie Nesbitt says, “As league finalists last year we expect to compete for a league championship and state title. With eight varsity players returning, including four starters, this should be a great season.”

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, MD)

After finishing the season before with a record of 1-24, the Falcons finish 11-18 last year. They won the Calvert Hall Christmas Tournament, beating Washington Post Ranked #12 Eleanor Roosevelt in the championship game. Also in WCAC Playoffs, they beat Carroll in the Play-In game to advance to Quarter Finals of the WCAC. The Falcons return 4 starters from last year’s team. In 2014-2015, the Good Counsel Falcons finished 8th in the ultra-competitive WCAC, which is considered by most one of the best conferences in the country.

 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School (Baltimore, MD)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is making its second appearance in the Gonzaga DC Classic.   The Cougars, under the direction of first year coach Hakim Hibbert, play in the highly competitive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association “A” conference and the Baltimore Catholic League.

The team returns two key starters from last year: BCL Defensive Player of the year senior David Erebor, who has committed to Brown University, and junior swingman Terry Nolan who is being recruited by several mid-major colleges on the East Coast.   Joining the Cougars rotation in the front court are senior Davon Davis, junior Marquis Bullet and freshman Jamere Busch Williams. On the perimeter the Cougars will rely on a trio of juniors – Devin Gaines, Christian Evans and John Kent.

The Cougars are looking to build on last season’s record of 32-11, which included a nineteen-game winning streak that propelled them to a #1 ranking by the Baltimore Sun. The Cougars reached the MIAA championship game, the finals of the Maryland Private Schools post season tournament and received their first ever invitation to the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament.

 

Roman Catholic High School (Philadelphia, PA)

Last year’s champions return to Washington to defend their title at the 27th Annual Gonzaga DC Classic. In 2014-2015 Roman Catholic HS finished 29-2 and won the PIAA AAAA State Championship, District XII AAAA Championship (City of Philadelphia), and the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship. The Cahillites finished 12-1 in the Philadelphia Catholic League regular season. At the end of the 2014-2015 season Roman Catholic’s basketball team was ranked as one of the top teams in the top 25 nationally by various publications.

Roman graduated seniors Trevaughn Wilkerson (Hartford), Manny Taylor (Rutgers/Football) and Gemil Holbrook (Philly U) in 2014-2015. Roman returns five other players from its rotation last Season as well as adding a few new additions. Seniors Tony Carr (6’4/PG), Nazeer Bostick (6’3/G) and Lamar Stevens (6’7/Wing) have a signed to play at Penn State University. 6’7 Senior Power forward Paul Newman who is also being recruited by various schools will provide very good experience in the frontcourt for the Cahillites. Juniors D’andre Vilmar, Dakquan Davis and JP Sanders all return for Roman as varsity contributors to help add depth in the backcourt.

 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Potomac, MD)

In 2014-2015 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School finished with a 21-6 record and won the Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. At one point during the 2014-2015 season the St. Andrew’s basketball team was ranked as high as #12 in the Washington Post Top 20 boys basketball rankings. St. Andrew’s graduated senior starters Marcus Adkison (Shepherd University), Myles Law (Ohio Wesleyan University) and Jacob White (West Virginia Wesleyan University) in 2014-2015. Adkison is seeing significant time as a freshman and was named the MVP of Shepherd University’s opening basketball tournament.

St. Andrew’s returns seven players from last season’s varsity roster including two starters. Skilled senior starter 6’7 senior forward, Tyler Stewart, has signed a letter of intent to play at Binghamton University next season. Senior starter 6’9 George Muresan will provide quality minutes at the forward position with his ability to play with his back to the basket and stretch the floor with his shooting ability. Varsity returners 6’1 senior crafty guard Austin Allen and 6’1 high I.Q. junior guard Chris Smalls will handle the backcourt responsibilities. Athletic and defensive play maker, 6’7 forward Anthony Duruji will provide play making ability on both offense and defense. 6’2 guard/forward Dominic Doyle will provide offensive versatility and shooting ability from the outside. 6’2 senior forward Ryan Brown rounds out the returners and provides critical senior leadership and toughness. Added depth will be provided from young and upcoming players, Heru Bligen a 6’1 speedy defensive guard and 6’2 athletic junior forward Alex Smith (division 1 lacrosse recruit). Other players to watch are talented guards Enzo Bascon and Tino Nywata in addition to forwards Marcus and Malcolm Parker.

“The St. Andrew’s community is honored to be a part of the Gonzaga D.C Classic and would like to thank the Gonzaga High School Father’s Club, Tournament Committee, coach Turner and his staff for this wonderful opportunity”, said St. Andrew’s head coach Kevin Jones.

 

St. Raymond High School for Boys (Bronx, NY)

This year marks the fourth appearance of the St. Raymond Ravens in the DC Classic. St. Raymond is under the direction of Coach Jorge Lopez, now in his fourth season (48-36). The Ravens have a veteran team of eight lettermen from last year’s team which finished 16-12 and reached the Finals of the CHSAA Archdiocesan Championship and the Quarter-Finals of the New York City playoffs.

 

Key for the Ravens this year are junior forward Sidney Wilson (6-7) with 14.7 ppg and 9.0 rpg, junior guard Isaiah Washington (6-1) with 11.4 ppg and 7.0 apg and sophomore guard Omar Silverio (6-2) with 12.4 ppg and 2.0 apg. All three players have already received multiple scholarship offers. Brian Adams (6-4), Claudio Nmzei (6-3), Tauriel Arocho (6-5) and Lydell Geffrard (6-7) are seniors who will contribute strong rebounding and defensive stops for the team, as will sophomore Amadou Traore (6-5). Other players to watch are sophomores Dallas Watson, Terrence Trice, Nicholas Rivera and Darius Lee, all joining the Varsity after winning the Freshmen City Championship last year.

Game 12: Roman Catholic Emerges Victorious Against The Cardinal Hayes 

Roman Catholic High School emerged victorious​ in the Championship Game at the 26th Gonzaga DC Classic​ 60-47 against Cardinal Hayes on Sunday on the strength of ​ Tournamentd MVP ​Tony Carr, who scored 15 points.

Putting up a 28-24 lead at the half, Roman Catholic High School scored points early in the game.

Putting up 10 points in the first period, Carr wasted no time putting points on the board for Roman Catholic High School .

Two other players also racked up double digit scores for Roman Catholic High School Manny Taylor racked up 15 points. Gemil Holbrook put up two three-pointers and scored 12 points total. Also contributing for Roman Catholic High School were TreVaughn Wilkerson (7 points), Nazeer Bostick (6 points) and D’Andre Vilmar (5 points).

Roman Catholic High School finished the game with 32 rebounds (12 offensive/20 defensive).

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Game 11: Gonzaga Falls To Calvert Hall

Calvert Hall claims 3rd place in the 26th Annual Gonzaga DC Classic for 2014.  In a great showing, Bryant Crawford scored 21 points, but this was not enough as Gonzaga College High School fell to Calvert Hall College High School 75-74. Edwards made a three for Calvert Hall to tie it up and a free throw from Justin GorhamCalvert Hall College High School sealed their victory in the fourth quarter.

With a 26-point first quarter on the strength of a 9-2 run, Gonzaga College High School pulled ahead early, eventually claiming a 38-31 lead by halftime. But this wasn’t enough to overcome Calvert Hall College High School‘s 44 points in the final two quarters of the game.

Great play from the field made Crawford stand out, as he made 44% (8-for-18) of shots attempted as well as 75% (3-for-4) of threes attempted.

Three other players also scored in the double digits for Gonzaga College High SchoolChris Lykes contributed 16 points, Myles Dread added 12 points and Eddie Scott had 10 points. Also helping the effort for Gonzaga College High School were Sam Miller (9 points, 2 blocks), Prentiss Hubb (4 points) and Sean Williams (2 points).

Gonzaga College High School finished the game with 34 rebounds (13 offensive/21 defensive), four blocks and one steal.

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Clareth lays one in for Calvert Hall in the 3rd place game

Clareth lays one in for Calvert Hall in the 3rd place game

Gonzaga's Lykes tries to block the game winning shot by Calvert Hall's Gorman with only seconds left in the game.

Gonzaga’s Lykes tries to block the game winning shot by Calvert Hall’s Gorman with only seconds left in the game.

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Game 10: Riverdale Baptist Falls Short Against Our Lady Of Mount Carmel

In a great showing, DeQuan Abrom scored 18 points, but this was not enough as Riverdale Baptist School fell to Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School 63-61. On a two-pointer from David EreborOur Lady of Mount Carmel High School clinched their win in the fourth quarter.

Riverdale Baptist School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School were tied up at 23-23 at the half, but Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School ran away with the lead in the second half. Even though Riverdale Baptist School added 20 points in the final quarter, it wasn’t enough to overcome their opponent.

Abrom led Riverdale Baptist School ‘s offense, going 6-for-11 (55%) from the field while also sinking 75% (6-for-8) of free throws attempted.

Jasper Sterling hit three three-pointers and scored nine points total. Deion Hammondtapped out at double digits, scoring 11 points for Riverdale Baptist School (4-for-9). Also contributing for Riverdale Baptist School were Malik Dupree (5 points), Kenny Wormley (5 points), Tavar Merriman (4 points), Cyril Ogbuagu (3 points, 1 block), Curtis Williams (2 points), Isaiah Robinson (2 points, 1 block) and Raine McKeython (2 points).

Riverdale Baptist School finished the game with 28 rebounds (eight offensive/20 defensive) and three blocks.

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Game 9: T. Roosevelt High School Loses To Capital Christian Academy

In spite of a solid performance from Meghale Ford with 25 points, Theodore Roosevelt High School fell to Capital Christian Academy 75-61.

Ford led Roosevelt High School‘s offense, going 8-for-16 (50%) from the field while also sinking 88% (7-for-8) of free throws attempted.

Brandon Howell made it into double digits, scoring 16 points for Roosevelt High School (4-for-9). Also contributing for Roosevelt High School were Donald Brewer (5 points), Maurice Williams (4 points), Robert Wright (4 points) and Juwan Jackson (2 points).

Roosevelt High School finished the game with 46 rebounds (28 offensive/18 defensive).

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Game 8: Roman Catholic Defeats Calvert Hall In Second Semi-Final At Gonzaga DC Classic

Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia defeated Calvert Hall from Baltimore in the second semi-final at the DC Classic Saturday evening.

The trio of Manny Taylor, Tony Carr and Gemil Holbrook combined to score 42 points for Roman Catholic.

Roman Catholic lead the game throughout with nine players scoring for the victors.

In spite of a solid performance from Nico Clareth with 13 points, Calvert Hall College High School fell to Roman Catholic High School 75-56. Roman Catholic High School grabbed the lead against Calvert Hall College High School on a two-pointer from Dakquan Davisin the second period and held on.

With 23 fouls over the course of the game, Calvert Hall College High School had an aggressive showing. Clareth maintained a blistering pace for Calvert Hall College High School, scoring nine points in the first period.

Roman Catholic will face Cardinal Hayes in tomorrow’s Championship Game.

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Game 7: Gonzaga College High School Falls Short Against The Cardinal Hayes

Despite Bryant Crawford putting 22 points on the board, Gonzaga College High School lost to the Cardinal Hayes 65-59 in the first semi-final game at the Goazaga DC Classic.

Senior Jeffrey Hayden lead Cardinal Hayes’ scoring with 16 followed closely by junior Clive Allen with 15 including several clutch free-throws to seal the victory.

Even though Gonzaga College High School added 21 points in the final quarter, it wasn’t enough to overcome their opponent.

Crawford was on the ball for Gonzaga College High School, making 44% (8-for-18) of shots attempted and hitting 100% (5-for-5) of free throws attempted.

Sam Miller tapped out at double digits, scoring 15 points for Gonzaga College High School (6-for-16). Also chipping in for Gonzaga College High School were Chris Lykes (7 points), Myles Dread (6 points), Prentiss Hubb (3 points), Nigel Stewart (2 points), Sean Williams (2 points) and Eddie Scott (2 points).

Gonzaga College High School finished the game with 44 rebounds (21 offensive/23 defensive) and one block.

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Game 6: Riverdale Baptist School Defeats Roosevelt High School

DeQuan Abrom‘s 28 points propelled Riverdale Baptist School to a 63-61 victory overRoosevelt High School on Saturday. On a two-pointer from AbromRiverdale Baptist School sealed their victory in the fourth quarter in the second consolation game at the Gonzaga DC Classic.

Riverdale Baptist School achieved a lead early 22-point first quarter, eventually achieving a 38-31 lead by halftime.

Abrom paved the way for Riverdale Baptist School , making 55% (12-for-22) of shots attempted while also sinking 100% (4-for-4) of free throws attempted.

Kenny Wormley notched two three-pointers and scored 13 points total. Two other players also added ten or more points for Riverdale Baptist School Cyril Ogbuagu put up 12 points. Also chipping in for Riverdale Baptist School were Jasper Sterling (4 points), Curtis Williams (2 points), Isaiah Robinson (2 points) and Raine McKeython (2 points).

Senior Anthony Whitney led Theordore Roosevelt’s scoring with 17 points.  Robert Howell had 10 points.

Riverdale Baptist School finished the game with 43 rebounds (22 offensive/21 defensive).

Statistics are available as a PDF

A Roosevelt sandwich created during a fight for the rebound

A Roosevelt sandwich created during a fight for the rebound

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Big elevation protects the rim for Theodore Roosevelt

Big elevation protects the rim for Theodore Roosevelt

The game went down to the wire before Riverdale Baptist hit a deuce to win it.

The game went down to the wire before Riverdale Baptist hit a deuce to win it.

Game 5: Our Lady Of Mount Carmel High School Defeats Capitol Christian Academy

Will Jenkins‘s 17 points propelled Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School to a 62-55 victory over Capitol Christian Academy on Saturday in the first consolation game at the Gonzaga DC Classic.

Claiming a 23-18 lead at the half, Mount Carmel put up points early in the game. Mount Carmel put up 20 points in the final quarter on the strength of a 10-5 run, increasing their lead late in the game. Both teams played aggressive games, with Mount Carmel picking up 22 fouls while Capitol Christian Academy had 25.

Jenkins was on the ball for Mount Carmel, making 40% (6-for-15) of shots attempted and hitting 56% (5-for-9) of free throws attempted.

Montez Mathis hit two three-pointers and scored 13 points total. Two other players also scored in the double digits for Mount CarmelDavid Erebor contributed 10 points. Also contributing for Mount Carmel wereFrank Webb Jr. (9 points), Brian Jefferson Jr. (7 points) and Terry Nolan Jr. (5 points).

Mount Carmel finished the game with 33 rebounds (10 offensive/23 defensive).

Statistics for this game are available in PDF

 

Chris Orlina of Capital Christian Drive the lane against Mount Carmel's Montez Mathis

Chris Orlina of Capital Christian Drive the lane against Mount Carmel’s Montez Mathis

Brian Jefferson, Jr. of Our Lady of Mount Carmel splits the Capital Christian defenders

Brian Jefferson, Jr. of Our Lady of Mount Carmel splits the Capital Christian defenders