T Roosevelt Remains Undefeated After Big Win vs Coolidge in DCIAA Showdown
Theodore Roosevelt is now 13-0 after a scrappy win over host Coolidge in Northwest, Washington on Friday night.
Roosevelt hasn’t gone to Hawaii and played the Findlay Prep’s of the world like Coolidge has but they are putting quite a resume together and had one of their toughest opponents of the year on Friday night. They played a familiar opponent, defending DCIAA champion Coolidge.
Coolidge got off to a bad start. In their first five possessions they committed three turnovers and had their first two field goal attempts blocked. Roosevelt capitalized. At the end of the first quarter Coolidge had narrowed the gap to three as they trailed 14-11. Roosevelt would stay in control for almost the entire game. Coolidge made a serious run and came back to tie the game on a Kory Cooley three point play at the 4:12 mark in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter was a mess. The two teams attempted a combined 29 free throws. The quarter lasted 35 minutes. Coolidge would climb their way back into it, then Roosevelt would extend the lead. Eventually Coolidge cut it down to a one possession game with 10 seconds left. Coolidge’s Sam Briggs missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left from the baseline that appeared to have been tipped after watching the replay in slow motion. Never the less the ball sailed out of bounds and the Rough Riders were awarded the ball. After inbounding the ball Roosevelt walked away a 60-57 victor. The game had a good crowd and was contentious throughout.
The two teams will play again on February 12th at Roosevelt. With the win Roosevelt stays undefeated. They are now 13-0. Roosevelt will play on Monday again at Coolidge in Mark Tillmon’s MLK Hoopfest Showcase. They will be matched up with a West Charlotte team who many DMV fans may remember. West Charlotte shocked DeMatha with a contraversial buzzer-beater back in early December.
Coolidge moves to 10-4 with the loss. It was Coolidge’s first loss in the DCIAA.
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In another headliner in the DMV Riverdale Baptist won with ease over Princeton Day in a packed house in Upper Marlboro by a score of 70-50. Ronald Whitaker led all scorers with 14. Nigel Johnson finished with 12. Aquille Carr scored 13 to lead the Storm.