Recap Of DMV Tip-Off Classic at Wise HS

What a day of basketball at Wise High School on Saturday.  Six great games full of some of the DMV’s best teams with tons and tons of future D-1 talent on the court and current college coaches looking on.

In the first game of the day National Christian mounted a late comeback to defeat Quality Education of North Carolina.

In the second game of the day it was two prep schools matched up.  Massanutten, the #1 prep school in the nation who is absolutely loaded from top to bottom won convincingly vs Mount Zion Prep, a first year prep school in Baltimore.  Massanutten remained undefeated.  They opened up the game on a 17-2 run.  Two former Montgomery County rivals, Garland Owens (Magruder), and Charles Taylor (Springbrook) found themselves on the same court wearing different jerseys once again.

In the third game of the day St. Johns and Suiland played a nail biter.  The game went back and forth for 3 1/2 quarters but St. John’s connected on 12 3-balls as Suitland refused to to get out of its zone defense.  The game appeared just about over as St. John’s held a nine point lead with two minutes to go.  But Roddy Peters and Suitland refused to go away and cut the lead to one point on a Roddy Peters and-1 lay-up with 15 seconds to go.  Peters would miss the free throw but immediately force a St. John’s turnover.  St. Johns pesky defense prevailed as Peters desperation 3-pointer was blocked.  Tre Campbell went for 26 points including six 3’s to win MVP for St. John’s.  Peters, who is playing with a torn labrum scored 19 in front of future coach Mark Turgeon.  Peters’ last game of the season will be this coming Thursday at home versus Eleanor Roosevelt before he gets labrum surgery on friday which will sideline him for four to six months.

The fourth game of the day saw the host Wise Pumas lose a one possession game to Douglas HS of PG.

The fifth game of the day was probably the headliner.  The gym was absolutely packed as Aquille Carr won MVP honors in defeating Riverdale Baptist.  It was Riverdale’s second loss of the day as they played at 11:30 AM in the DMV Elite Classic at Trinity University.  Riverdale looked tired, and PDA led much of the game.

The night cap featured a struggling DeMatha team versus one of Maryland’s top public school teams, North point.  DeMatha put in their best game of the season as center BeeJay Anya came close to notching a triple-double.  Anya was a force on both ends of the court.  DeMatha built its lead up close to 20 before North Point came storming back, cutting the defect to one late in the game.  But the Stags sealed the deal and walked away a 60-57 winner.  DeMatha senior Jairus Lyles won MVP honors as he scored all of his 16 points in the second half.

Capitol Hoops will bring you more video from this tournament early this week. Tomorrow we will be down at Trinity University checking out some of the DMV Elite Holiday Classic.  Thanks to Curtis Malone and DC Assault for a great day of basketball on Saturday.

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