Jamesville-Dewitt Downs St. Johns at High School Hoops Festival
A lot of D-1 talent was on hand this weekend at DeMatha Catholic for the 5th annual National High School Hoops Festival. One team that featured two future major D-1 players was Jamesville-Dewitt out of Dewitt, NY just miles from Syracuse. JD features future Syracuse Orangeman DeJuan Coleman and future Wake Forest Demon Deacon Tyler Cavanaugh. The pair are listed at 6’10” and 6’8” which gives them one of the biggest and most talented front lines tandems in the country.
In the final game of the tournament Jamesville-Dewitt defeated St. Johns college HS out of northwest, DC by a score of 63-54. Cavanaugh led the Red Rams in scoring with 18 while Coleman double-doubled and had a game high 14 rebounds. St Johns who trailed for virtually the entire game was led by sophomore guard Darian Anderson who scored 19 and guard Donald Campbell who chipped in a dozen. For the second consecutive game in the tournament Coleman picked up his third foul in the second quarter and had to finish the half on the bench.
The second game on Sunday featured a heavyweight match-up featuring two of the DMV’s elite teams. Paul VI and Episcopal were matched up in a game that showcased two of Northern Virginia’s top private school teams. Episcopal senior and GW commit Kethan Savage has been playing lights out this season and Paul VI has been showing many why Capitol Hoops considers them the early favorite to win the WCAC. The game lived up to the billing as those on hand saw perhaps the best game of the 2 day tournament. Episcopal led by 10 at the half and stretched the lead out to 14 in the 3rd quarter but Paul VI put together a huge 4th quarter rally to earn the win and stay undefeated at 5-0. Paul VI’s leading scorer Patrick Holloway didn’t score in the game but the panthers showed why their depth is the best in the area and perhaps one of the best in the country. Paul VI had 4 players in double figures; Stan Robinson and Coleman Johnson each scored 16, and Tim Higgins and Jamall Robinson added 11 each. Kethan Savage, the games leading scorer had 18 points in a losing effort.