Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
Stephens raps up the high school season.
May 7, 2014 - The high school season officially ended
with the playing of the Capital Classic this past weekend at
T.C. Williams as the United States All Stars edged the
the Capital All Stars 139-134.
Chinau Onaku (Riverdale Baptist) was voted MVP
of the Capital All Stars as he led the team in scoring (24)
and rebounding (14). Andrew Robinson (Springbrook)
chipped in with 17 points. Dwayne Morgan (St. Francis)
from Baltimore, Maryland who played well along with
Alex Long (Riverdale Baptist) added 15 points each.
Melo Trimble (Bishop O’Connell) and Jamall Gregory
(Coolidge) finished the night with 14 each.
Melo Trimble in action.
It is very difficult to rate high school teams because of conference
alignments and the inability of schools to play each other because of
This year the inaugural Maryland private school
tournament enabled schools like Bullis and Riverdale
Baptist compete to compete against DeMatha from
the WCAC Conference.
Here is my list of the top 20 teams in the DMV.
1. Paul VI (WCAC) 31-6
2. Potomac (Va.) Virginia 5A 28-1
3. Riverdale Baptist (Capital Beltway) 30-9
4. Wise (Md. 4A) 24-2
5. Clinton Christian (Capital Beltway) 22-9
6. Bullis (IAC) 25-4
7. Potomac (Md.) Maryland 2A 23-5
8. DeMatha (WCAC) 29-6
9. Theodore Roosevelt (DCIAA) 25-6
10.Montrose Christian (Independent) 20-5
11.St. John’s (WCAC) 28-6
12.O’Connell (WCAC) 20-12
13.Springbrook (Md. 4A) 24-3
14.Maret (MAC) 22-8
15.National Christian(Capital Beltway)18-11
16.W.T. Woodson (Va. Conf. 7) 21-9
17.Herndon (Va. Conf. 5) 23-3
18.Lake Braddock (Va. Conf. 7) 23-5
19.Coolidge (DCIAA) 18-14
20.Anacostia (DCIAA) 19-8
Here are 20 top players of note
1. Melo Trimble Sr. O’Connell
2. Chinanu Onuaku Sr. Riverdale Bapt.
3. Trey Porter Sr. Potomac (Va.)
4. Marcus Derrickson Jr. Paul VI
5. Alonzo Trier Jr. Montrose
6. Johnnie Shuler Sr. Roosevelt (D.C.)
7. Tre Campbell Sr. St. John’s
8. James Palmer Sr. St. John’s
9. Jamall Gregory Sr. Coolidge
10.Randall Broddie So. Potomac (Md.)
11.Dion Wiley Sr. Potomac (Md.)
12.Steffan Davis Sr. Maret
13.Byron Hawkins Sr. Clinton Christ.
14.Andrew Robinson Sr. Springbrook
15.Jon Davis Sr. Clinton Christ.
16.Cedrick McFadden St. Andrews
17.Kevin Dorsey Jr. Paul VI
18.Joe Hampton So. DeMatha
19.Russell Sangster Sr. Bullis
20.Sam Briggs Sr. Coolidge
I would like to acknowledge the following
coaches for a job well done. Each coach has
demonstrated their individual skills to get the most
out of their players.
Kevin Jones of St. Andrews has turned that
Glenn Farello (PaulVI) captured the WCAC
post season tournament, the Virginia Division 1
Championship, and the Alhambra Invitational.
Rob Nickens (Roosevelt) the Rough Riders
captured the DCIAA post season tournament and
defeated Maret in the inaugural DC State basketball
Lou Wilson (Riverdale Baptist) Riverdale
Captured their third consecutive Capital Beltway
Title. Wilson was also named the head coach of
the East in the McDonald’s All American game held
St. Andrews Kevin Jones guided the Lions to
an 18-7 record in the MAC Conference. Jones has
brought respectability to the Potomac School. In
his first year (2011-2012) at the helm the Lion’s
finished (9-17), last year they improved to 15-11.