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2019 Capitol Hoops Summer League Recap

By Billy Scott, 07/17/19, 3:15PM EDT

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2019 Capitol Hoops Summer League Recap

By: Billy Scott

 

    Upsets. Breakthrough players. An undefeated season. This year’s Capitol Hoops Summer League at DeMatha had it all. From the first game, where Elijah Wood scored 36 points and hit a game winner leading BCC to a win over Landon , to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes defeating DeMatha with Earl Timberlake, Paul Smith and Hunter Dickinson on the court to win the championship. From the action-packed all-star game to the exciting dunk contest . From Jamel Melvin's triple double, to Zion Russell and Kino Lilly dropping 40-point games without breaking a sweat, this summer proved that the DMV is truly a hotbeat for talent.

    Entering the summer we knew that DeMatha, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, and O’Connell were going to be good, and they were. But as the season progressed, Gwynn Park and St. Mary’s Ryken, both of which had very little expectations entering the competition, proved that they should not be messed with. Oxon Hill, Takoma Academy, and Westlake proved to be surprise teams, while Bullis and Riverdale Baptist both lived up to their preseason hype. 

There were numerous breakout players this summer including  St. Stephen's & St. Agnes' guard Xavier Lipscomb, Surrattsville forward Rashaude Ohiokpehai and Westlake forward Cameron Tweedy, all of which were  selected to the All CH-SL First Team. Potomac School forward Jamel Melvin, T.C. Williams guard/forward Torrence Horton and Georgetown Prep guard Zion Russell all exploded onto the scene and earned themselves an All-CHSL second team honors. Flint Hill forward Dowar Jioklow, Ryken guard Devin Ceaser and Riverdale guard Guy Fauntleroy made the third-team. 

The playoffs brought a lot of surprise and shock to some of the best teams in the league. Two of the top five power-ranked teams fell in the first round, and the 6-seed DeMatha reached the championship, with teams like O'Connell and Ryken losing before they could challenge them. Defending CHSL champions (10) Wilson won 94-71 over (7) Richard Montgomery and continued to take down (2) O'Connell in the quarterfinals 81-78. (13) McNamara pulled off a big upset over (4) Riverdale, who was ranked third in the power rankings after the regular season, and (14) Oxon Hill came back late to take down (5) Ryken 51-50 in a nail-biting game , where CHSL MVP Ronald Polite missed most of the game with an ankle injury. 

   Despite the upsets, the 1-seed did come out on top at the end with a 65-62 win over DeMatha. Jamal Barnes was given the Postseason Most Outstanding Player, after averaging 16.8 points per game, including 19 points in the championship, and 26 points in the quarterfinals. This wasn't the first time SS/SA beat DeMatha this summer. SS/SA faced them once in the regular season, where they won 60-57, then again at DMV Live 2, where SS/SA beat DeMatha 69-67. During the regular season, they were led by 6'2" guard Xavier Lipscomb, who averaged 14.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 4.1 apg and 1.9 spg. 6'10" forward Andre Screen who averaged 12.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.2 bpg. SS/SA beat their opponents on an average of 27.7 points per game in the regular season, and beat their opponents by an average of 8.25 points per game in the playoffs.


 

Full Standings and Playoff Results:

 

Team

W

L

Playoff result

St. Stephens & St. Agnes'

10 

0

Champions (1-seed)

O'Connell

10   

0

Lost in quarterfinals vs. Wilson (2-seed)

St. Mary's Ryken

9

1

Lost in first round vs. Oxon Hill (3-seed)

Bullis

9

1

Lost in semifinals vs. SS/SA (5-seed)

Riverdale Baptist

9

1

Lost in first round vs. McNamara (4-seed)

DeMatha

7

3

Lost in championship vs. SS/SA (6-seed)

Greenbelt (E.R.)

7

3

Lost in quarterfinals vs. SS/SA (8-seed)

Yellow Jackets (G.P.)

7

3

Lost in first round vs. E.R. (9-seed)

Montgomery (R.M.)

7

3

Lost in first round vs. Wilson (7-seed)

Clippers (Oxon Hill)

6

4

Lost in quarterfinals vs. DeMatha (14-seed)

Wolverines (Westlake)

6

4

Lost in first round vs. DeMatha (11-seed)

Flint Hill

6

4

Lost in first round vs. Bullis (12-seed)

McNamara

6

4

Lost in quarterfinals vs. Bullis (13-seed)

Takoma Academy

6

4

Lost in first round vs. SS/SA (16-seed)

Good Counsel

6

4

Lost in first round vs. O'Connell (15-seed)

Tigers (Wilson)

6

4

Lost in semifinals vs. DeMatha (10-seed)

Hornets (Surrattsville)

5

5

Missed Playoffs

St. Andrew's

5

5

Missed Playoffs

The Brook (Springbrook)

5

5

Missed Playoffs

Blazers (Blair)

4

6

Missed Playoffs

Bowie

4

6

Missed Playoffs

Georgetown Day

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Georgetown Prep

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Cavaliers (W.T. Woodson)

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Bulldogs (Churchill)

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Potomac School

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Trainers (McKinley Tech)

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Maret

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Titans (T.C. Williams)

3

7

Missed Playoffs

Panthers (Paint Branch)

2

8

Missed Playoffs

Vikes (Whitman)

2

8

Missed Playoffs

Landon

1

9

Missed Playoffs

Bengals (Blake)

1

9

Missed Playoffs

Barons (BCC)

1

9

Missed Playoffs

 

Regular Season Stat Leaders:

  • PPG: 26.8 - Ronald Polite (Oxon Hill)

  • RPG: 14.0 - Joe Pesansky (W.T. Woodson)

  • APG: 4.8 - Jaden Pierce (Whitman)

  • BPG: 4.5 - Jamel Melvin (Potomac School)

  • SPG: 3.6 - Jomo Goings (Whitman)

  • FGM: 99 - Ronald Polite (Oxon Hill)

  • 3PM: 33 - Ryan Cornish (Richard Montgomery)

 

Regular season game-highs:

  • Points: 46 - Kino Lilly (Landon)

  • Rebounds: 21 - Joe Pesansky (W.T. Woodson)

  • Assists: 10 - Christian Hayes (Gwynn Park), Willie Rivera (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  • Blocks: 11 - Jamel Melvin (Potomac School)

  • Steals: 8 - Jomo Goings (Churchill)

 

Playoff Stat leaders (Minimum 2 Games)

  • PPG: 22.3 - Malcolm Alexander (Bullis)

  • RPG: 12.0 - Favour Aire (McNamara)

  • APG: 6.5 - Olumide Lewis (Greenbelt (Eleanor Roosevelrt))

  • BPG: 3.5 - Favour Aire (McNamara)

  • SPG: 3.3 - Cole Hanin (Bullis)

  • FGM: 26 - Jamal Barnes (St. Stephens & St. Agnes)

  • 3PM: 14 - Jamal Barnes (St. Stephens & St. Agnes)

 

Team Stat Leaders

  • PPG: 77.0 - DeMatha

  • RPG: 44.0 - DeMatha

  • APG: 17.0 - DeMatha

  • BPG: 6.2 - Potomac School

  • SPG: 12.6 - Richard Montgomery

  • FG%: 46.4% - Gwynn Park

  • 3FG%: 32.5% - Bullis

 

For all statistics, visit https://www.capitolhoopssummerleague.com/page/show/5042563-2019-stats 

 

Capitol Hoops Summer League award winners:

 

MVP - Ronald Polite (Oxon Hill)

 

First Team - Ronald Polite (Oxon Hill), Rashaude Ohiokpehai (Surrattsville), Ryan Cornish (formerly Richard Montgomery, now Sidwell), Cameron Tweedy (Westlake), Xavier Lipscomb (St. Stephens & St. Agnes)

 

Second Team - Quincy Allen (Maret), Torrence Horton (T.C. Williams), Kino Lilly (Landon), Jamel Melvin (Potomac School), Zion Russell (Georgetown Prep)

 

Third Team - Devin Ceaser (St. Mary’s Ryken), Guy Fauntleroy (Riverdale Baptist), Brayon Freeman (O'Connell), Dowar Jioklow (Flint Hill), Quinton Mincey (Eleanor Roosevelt)

 

Honorable mentions can be found at https://www.capitolhoopssummerleague.com/page/show/5118434-all-chsl-teams

 

Dunk Contest Winner - Josh Walker (DeMatha)

All-Star Game MVP - Devon Savage (Riverdale)

 

Postseason Most Outstanding Player - Jamal Barnes (St. Stephens & St. Agnes)