Robert Stephens, Featured Writer
Lots of coverage this week.
February 6, 2013 - The Georgetown Hoyas presented head
coach John Thompson 3rd with his 200th career win at Georgetown as the
Hoyas defeated St. John’s 68-56
at the Verizon Center Saturday.
Georgetown was led in scoring by Nate Lubick
who finished the afternoon with 16 points and 10
rebounds. Markel Starks and Jabril Trawick contributed
11 points each. Otto Porter added 11 points and 7
rebounds as the Hoyas displayed balanced scoring in
their offensive play.
“I realized it when Mex (Carey) Georgetown’s
sports information director told me right before they
announced it on the PA. I had no idea where I was. I’m
happy and fortunate enough to be here long enough
to get to 200. Hopefully I can get to 201 whenever we play
our next game” said head coach John Thompson III at
his post game press conference.
That's Mikael Hopkins defending the goal
against JaKarr Sampson.
The Hoyas led throughout the game playing tough defense,
holding the Redmen to 34.6% shooting in the first half and 29.7% in the
second half. The Hoyas led 39-28 at the half behind Nate Lubicks 10 points
and five rebounds. Mikeal Hopkins and Markel Starks chipped in with six
points each in the first 20 minutes.
“ I thought that Georgetown really imposed their will on us in the
first half: hence the minus eleven on the boards twenty to six (points)
in the paint and eleven points lead.” said St. Johns head coach
Steve Lavin giving his thoughts on the first half.
Coach Thompson is relying on his three amigos to get him thru the season,
Nate Lubick, Otto Porter, and Markel Starks.
“They have to be there every night, those three guys in particular,
because everybody else could possibly, and probably will be up and down.
I think for the most part during this stretch they have been here every
night doing their job.” said the Hoya head coach.
Georgetown improved to 16-4 (6-3) in Big East play. The Hoyas will travel
to Rutgers Saturday.
The Howard University Bison defeated Savannah
St. 53-42 at Burr Gymnasium Monday night in a MEAC
Howard outscored the Bulldogs 33-16 in the second half coming back from
a five point deficit in the first
“We didn’t shoot the ball well as a team (32%)” said
Howard head coach Kevin Nickelberry. “Prince
(Okoroh) 17 points and 10 rebounds and Mike (Phillips)
16 points and 9 rebounds stepped up big on offense.
But it helped that the guys around them stepped up as
well” said coach Mickleberry.
Howard improved to 5-18 (2-7) in MEAC play. The Bison hosts Maryland-Eastern
The Terrapins of Maryland defeated Wake Forest
86-60 to improve to 16-6 (4-5) in ACC play.
Six players were in double figures led by Logan
Aronhalt’s 13 points in 15 minutes of play. Aronhalt
is a grad student from Albany University and could be
the outside shooter the Terps need as they get ready for
LaSalle University defeated George Washington
at the Smith Center 80-71. Issiah Armwood led the
Colonials with 17 points and 9 rebounds. The Colonials
fell to 10-10 (4-3) in Atlantic-10 play.
GW hosts nationally ranked Butler Saturday.
Here’s a look at some of the major college conferences after this
ACC- So far Hurricanes are the superior team
in the conference.
Miami 8-0 17-3
Duke 6-2 19-2
Virginia 5-2 15-5
North Carolina 5-3 15-6
North Carolina St. 5-4 16-6
Florida State 4-4 12-9
Big Ten- Basketball ball pundits are touting this
as the number one powerhouse conference.
Indiana 8-1 20-2
Michigan 8-2 21-2
Michigan State 7-2 18-4
Ohio State 7-3 17-4
Wisconsin 5-3 14-7
Minnesota 4-4 16-5
Will Nerlens Noel and Kentucky get it together?
So what’s wrong with the Big East ? I say
Syracuse 7-2 19-3
Marquette 6-2 15-5
Georgetown 6-3 16-4
Louisville 6-3 18-4
Cincinnati 6-3 18-4
Pittsburgh 7-4 19-5
Notre Dame 6-4 18-5
Connecticut 5-3 15-5
Arizona 7-2 19-2
Oregon 7-2 18-4
Arizona State 6-3 17-5
UCLA 6-3 16-6
SEC- Will Kentucky be ready for NCAA’s ?
Florida 8-1 18-3
Kentucky 7-2 16-6
Mississippi 6-2 17-4
Alabama 6-2 14-7
Missouri 5-3 16-5
Big-12- Baylor will not win it but they are a
dangerous team if all the stars are aligned ! Ditto
for Oklahoma State.
Kansas 7-1 19-2
Kansas State 7-2 18-4
Iowa State 6-3 16-6
Oklahoma State 5-3 15-5
Baylor 5-3 14-7
Norfolk St. 8-0 13-10
N.C.Central 7-0 14-7
Savannah St. 6-1 12-9
Southern 10-1 16-7
Arkansas-P.B. 9-2 10-13
Texas Southern 8-2 9-14
Paul VI and Bishop O Connell put on a show Friday
night in Fairfax. The Panthers on their home floor beat
OConnell 55-48 giving them their first loss of the season
in WCAC play.
Panther head coach Glenn Farrelo gave credit to the
student section which remained standing thru most of the
sold out contest.
“We don’t win this without the sixth man the jubilant
coach said after the win.
“Our goal is to get better, this is a tough league.”
said Farrello as the student section stormed the floor.
“Our guys were great tonite especially coming off a
loss (Gonzaga) they competed and fought hard”.
Franklin Howard led the Panthers with 15 points.
Marcus Derrickson chipped in with 14. Jamall Robinson
Romelo Trimble led O’Connell with 22. Leroy Butts
“This is a young team an we have to grow up quick
there are no excuses.” said coach Farrello.
Sunday the Panthers traveled to DC and edged St. John’s 56-43 to
improve to 18-6 (10-4) in WCAC play.
Here’s a group of other schools to look out for this month. The
conference record is listed first.
PG County 4-A. E.Roosvelt 14-1 (18-1).
DuVal 11-3 (15-3). Wise 11-4 (14-5).CH Flowers 11-4
PG-3. Potomac 13-1 (15-2). Largo 10-5 (11-7)
Capital Beltway. Riverdale Baptist 7-0. (20-7)
Princeton Day 5-2. (23-9). National Christian 4-2.(15-5)
DCIAA-West. Roosevelt 8-0. (19-0). Coolidge 6-1(14-5). Wilson 4-3. (13-6)
DCIAA-East. Ballou 9-1. (16-5). McKinley 8-2. (16-5)