DCIAA Champs Coolidge Look Impressive VS Young B-CC Team in Scrimmage
Vaughn Jones is a staple in the DCIAA as he led Coolidge to its first DCIAA championship in more then two decades last year. Sean Tracy is in his first year at the helm for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons.
The two coaches do have a lot in common. Both played high school ball and excelled here in the DMV. Both played high mid-major collegiate ball as well. Jones, a DeMatha grad played his college ball at George Washington while Tracy, who played his high school ball at B-CC and Bullis, went on to play at Drake in the Missouri Valley Conference.
[format] The Montgomery County school and DCIAA school squared off in Bethesda Tuesday night as both teams prepare to open up their regular seasons. The two teams have a combined one starter returning from last year, Coolidge point guard Omar Roberts. [/format]
Tuesday’s game was a good test for both schools as the run and gun colts had their way with the more half court suited B-CC Barons. But as B-CC senior Matt Lawrence put it, “In order to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best.”
Coolidge has a lot of shoes to fill if they want to defend their chip as they sent three starters from last year’s team to the division 1 level.
The Barons are very excited about 6’4″ freshman Matthew Schaengold, a stretch-4 who showed both interior and perimeter skills on Tuesday night. But Schaengold and his fellow Barons couldn’t keep the Colts off the glass as Coolidge converted on numerous second chance points.
Coolidge opens up with Eastern this Saturday night while B-CC begins play next Wednesday at Rockville High School.
News & Notes
DeShaun Morman, a standout player in the DMV last year who was a major contributor in Coolidge’s DCIAA Championship has just announced in the last week that he will be playing collegiately at Cincinatti University. Morman, who was Capitol Hoops February, 2012 Player of the month is playing prep ball this season at Faith Baptist in Florida. If Morman continues to develop and can continue to work on his ball handling and his off hand (he is a lefty) he will be a terrorizer in the big east and fits in perfectly with the uptempo Bearcats.