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Variety of schools vie for basketball prominence

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Published on: Thursday, December 05, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

St. Andrew’s Episcopal could be a team to keep an eye on this season after Monday night’s historic 60-45 road victory over Good Counsel.

The win is believed to be the Lions’ first-ever victory over a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference program.

The dynamic backcourt tandem of Marcus Adkison (game-high 29 points) and Cedric McFadden (19 points) outscored Good Counsel’s entire team and spoiled the coaching debut of the Falcons’ first-year head coach Robert Churchwell.

McFadden, a senior, and Adkison, a junior, were both named All-Sentinel and selected to the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference’s All-Conference team last season. Adkison averaged 17 points per game and McFadden finished with a 14 points per game scoring average to go along with 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.

The Lions, who finished the 2012-2013 campaign at 15-11, have beefed up their schedule with games against WCAC opponents Good Counsel and Carroll. St. Andrew’s has also added some key transfers in Gheorge Muresan and Jacob White.

Other county private schools to keep an eye on this season include Montrose Christian, Bullis, Georgetown Prep and Landon.

Bullis seeks to capture the Potomac school’s third consecutive Interstate Athletic Conference title and boast 6-foot-10 senior Andre Walker who signed with Hofstra during the November early signing period.

Meanwhile, the Montgomery County public school scene could see a number of state title contenders emerge including Blair, Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard and Springbrook.

Magruder lost several key players to graduation but return talented junior Joe Hugley. The 6-foot-6 dynamo finished with nine points and 10 rebounds in the Colonels’ state championship loss to Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Joe’s got a chance to be the next really great Magruder player,” said Magruder head coach Dan Harwood.

Along with Hugley, Springbrook’s Andrew Robinson and Einstein’s Joe Bradshaw could also vie for Montgomery County Player of the Year honors this season.

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Posted By: Brandon Howell On: 12/11/2013

Title: The Best Player In Montgomery County

I respect all of the guys you mentioned but as a coach, former collegiate ball player,recruiter & a former standout mo county standout. Demontae Ojinnaka is the best player by far in the county. Based on skill-set, defending, rebounding, being coachable, he brings everything to the table.


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