Episcopal Uses Big Second Half to Come Back on Flint Hill
Episcopal has been running very hot this season so when Flint Hill came into town everyone thought it would be different opponent, same result. Well, the result was the same but it took a big second half to come back and earn their 12th win of the season, a 56-41 victory over Flint Hill on Thursday Night.
Outside of an 8 point loss to Paul VI five weeks ago when Paul VI was nationally ranked, Episcopal is perfect this season. Having two major D-1 signees on the team (Kethan Savage, George Washington and Arnaud Adolo-Moto, Wake Forest) and another D-1 prospect in junior Doug Chappell makes things easy for the IAC school. They are the heavy favorite to come away with the IAC championship this year.
On Thursday evening an 8-8 Flint Hill squad came in to town with a pretty good resume. They lost by only 2 points at Bullis, who now stands at 16-2. They lost by 15 to Paul VI, the same Paul VI that handed Episcopal their only loss of the season. With Kethan Savage fully recovered from a back and toe injury Episcopal was back to full strength on Thursday night and it seemed like they would be back to their old ways of blowing teams out of the gym. Flint Hill had other ideas. Flint Hill got out to an 11 point 1st quarter lead and Episcopal had trouble cutting into the lead. By the half they had finally cut it down to 5. Midway through the third quarter Episcopal made their charge and it was lights out from that point on. Episcopal outscored Flint Hill 33-13 in the second half and won convincingly by a score of 56-41.
On the day Episcopal’s Ethan Savage learned that his AAU teammate, Landon guard Joe McDonald announced he would be joining Savage at George Washington University in the fall, Savage went out and scored a game high 19 points. Flint Hill was led by senior point guard Mortimer Berchie who scored 10 of his 16 points in the first quarter.
Episcopal’s next game is Saturday night at Georgetown Prep at 7pm. Flint Hill Will travel to St. James next Wednesday.