Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:07 AM
Published on: Thursday, December 13, 2012
By Brandy L. Simms
POTOMAC - St. Andrew’s Episcopal School second-year head coach Kevin Jones witnessed history in the making on Monday when his team defeated Landon for the first time ever.
“They’re pumped about it,” said Jones. “Anytime you can beat an established program like Landon it’s big for our school.”
St. Andrew’s earned a 58-53 road victory against the Interstate Athletic Conference program thanks to the efforts of various players including Marcus Adkison, Cedrick McFadden, Arman Izapanah and Patrick Collins.
Adkison, a sophomore who transferred from Paul VI, finished with a game-high 19 points. McFadden added 12 points, five assists and four rebounds while Collins (9 points, 5 rebounds) and Izapanah (8 points) also made solid contributions.
Meanwhile, Landon was led by 6-foot-6, 270-pound power forward Leroy Wells who finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bears.
“We were outmatched physically down low for sure,” said Jones.
St. Andrew’s held a two point lead in the final minute before Adkison found Izapanah in the corner for a three-pointer to put the Lions ahead with only five seconds remaining in the game.
“A win like this,” added Jones, “shows our kids we can compete with a program like Landon.”
St. Andrew’s competes in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference along with Sidwell Friends, St. James, Maret, Flint Hill, Potomac and Georgetown Day.
St. Andrew’s expects to challenge Sidwell Friends, St. James and Maret for the league title.
“Those three teams are very tough,” said Jones. “The conference is very good this year.”