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Miles, Yellow Jackets sting Oxon Hill 67-54

Posted by Michael Glick at Feb 21, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Miles, Yellow Jackets sting Oxon Hill 22 Feb 2016 Written by Sean Farrell, Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. Isaiah Miles DKOXON HILL – The Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets stung Oxon Hill and the area’s leading scorer Shawn Moss, 67-54 on Feb. 18. Isaiah Miles led the way for Gwynn Park, scoring 21 points. However, Miles had some help from his supporting cast. Aaron Parker scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Justin Faison added 17 points, including nine points from beyond the arc. “I think we played pretty well, but we could’ve played better transition defense,” Parker said. “We gave up a lot of points, but we keyed in on Moss and I think we got him out the game for the most part.” The match was close throughout the first half as both teams were deadlocked at 17 after one quarter of play. Moss led the way for Oxon Hill by scoring 12 points, but then the star guard got into foul trouble. Miles continued to dominate in the paint for Gwynn Park by scoring 13 points in the first half. “The team needed me to post up more and get easy inside buckets and that’s what I did today,” Miles said. “I feel as a team they wanted to get me open, so when they wanted to make space for me they got me open and I just capitalized on it. “Coach (Michael) Glick drew up a good game plan and wanted to shut (Moss) down and make somebody else beat us and nobody could. Moving forward, we just want to win states. We just have to take it one game at a time and just get better each game.” Gwynn Park also added 17 points in the second quarter and went into the half up three, 34-31. In the second half, Oxon Hill kept up with the Yellow Jackets, but still couldn’t crack into the three-point deficit heading into the fourth as they trailed 47-44. In the final quarter, Gwynn Park took off. The Yellow Jackets swarmed Oxon Hill defensively in the final quarter and exploded for 20 points to put the game away for good. Oxon Hill was constantly pressured into taking bad shots and committed a handful of turnovers. The Clippers only managed to score 10 points in the final frame. Moss finished with just one basket in the second half, by the way of a three-pointer in the final minutes. “I was very proud of CJ Miller. I thought his defense on Moss was outstanding,” Glick said. “I was really proud of how we executed our game plan.”
MSA Top-25 boys basketball rankings: Feb. 14th – Feb 20th

Every Monday, Maryland Sports Access will provide boys basketball rankings from the regions of Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s.

Teams from those regions are compiled and ranked Associated Press style based off of how the panel feels about where they stand up to date.

Panel: Kyle McFadden, MSA Co-Founder; Ben Spector, MSA Writer; Kendall Hilton, Co-Founder of Fan-I Sports; Marcus Helton, DMVelite Editor-in-chief

1. Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders (3) – 103 points (18-2) LW: 1

County: Prince George’s, 4A

Last week: WIN, Suitland by 17; WIN, Bladensburg by 7

Notable wins: Northwestern by 36, No. 3 Wise by 2, High Point by 26, La Plata by 44, Laurel by 36, DuVal by 36, Bladensburg by 31, No. 15 C.H. Flowers by 6, Suitland by 40, No. 25 Bowie by 4, High Point by 45, Laurel by 30, Bladensburg by 7

Losses: DeMatha by 22, Bishop McNamara by 5

2. Dr. Henry A. Wise Pumas – 97 points (13-3) LW: 3 (+1)

County: Prince George’s, 4A

Last week: WIN, Northwestern by 13

Notable wins: Miller by 9 (Va.), DuVal by 47, Kent County by 22, West Charlotte (N.C.) by 21, No. 15 C.H. Flowers by 38, Suitland by 52, Bladensburg by 13, Parkdale by 34, No. 25 Bowie by 1, No. 24 Bowie by 3, Laurel by 41, No. 16 C.H. Flowers by 14

Losses: DeMatha by 13, No. 1 Eleanor Roosevelt by 2, Riverdale Baptist by 21

3. Douglass Eagles – 95 points (15-1) LW: 5 (+2)

County: Prince George’s, 2A

Last week: WIN, Central by 23; WIN, Tall Oaks by 56

Notable wins: No. 8 Poly by 16, Northwestern by 43, No. 24 Crossland by 14, Clinton Christian by 26, No. 14 Largo by 13, Fairmont Heights by 57, Forestville by 22, Croom by 76, No. 22 Crossland by 22, Surrattsville by 26, Central by 23, Tall Oaks by 56

Losses: No. 2 Gwynn Park by 5

4. New Town Titans (1) – 90 points (15-2) LW: 6 (+2)

County: Baltimore, 2A

Last week: WIN, Owing Mills by 5

Notable wins: No. 9 Perry Hall by 4, Gilman by 2, Calvert Hall by 7, Whitman by 23, Carver A&T by 87, Western Tech by 34, Loch Raven by 20, Hereford by 37, No. 23 Dundalk by 5, Dulaney by 25, Owing Mills by 5

Losses: No. 8 Poly by 12, Catonsville by 1

5. Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets – 88 points (17-1) LW: 2 (-3)

County: Prince George’s, 2A

Last week: LOSS, No. 17 Largo by 2; WIN, Tall Oaks by 27

Notable wins: Northern by 29, Forestville by 20, Crossland by 16, Urbana by 18, No. 5 Douglass by 5, CMIT by 46, Crooms by 38, Central by 4, Tall Oaks by 27

Losses: No. 17 Largo by 2

6. Baltimore Polytechnic Engineers – 88 points (11-3) LW: 7 (+1)

County: Baltimore City, 3A

Lat week: WIN, Dunbar by 15; WIN, No. 18 Lake Clifton by 9

Notable wins: No. 6 New Town by 12, Edmondson-Westside by 31, St. Maria Goretti by 10, No. 17 Baltimore City College by 23, Patterson by 16, Chaminade-Julienne (Oh.) by 3, Patterson by 13, No. 17 City by 9, Dunbar by 15, No. 18 Lake Clifton by 9

Losses: No. 5 Douglass (PG) by 16, Capitol Christian Academy by 3, No. 9 Perry Hall by 2

7. Oakland Mills Scorpions – 82 points (16-2) LW: 4 (-3)

County: Howard, 2A

Last week: WIN, Howard by 18; LOSS, No. 11 Hammond by 3

Notable wins: Wilde Lake by 24, Mt. Hebron by 25, Howard by 35, Centennial by 3, Glenelg by 37, No. 11 Hammond by 6, Winters Mill by 9, River Hill by 20, Atholton by 46, Reservoir by 47, No. 25 Centennial by 9, Mt. Hebron by 40, Howard by 18

Losses: Glenelg Country by 11, No. 11 Hammond by 3

8. Quince Orchard Cougars – 76 points (17-2) LW: 9 (+1)

County: Montgomery, 4A

Last week: WIN, Watkins Mill by 29; WIN, Poolesville by 32

Notable wins: Wootton by 23, No. 18 Springbrook by 11, Avalon by 45, Frederick by 29, Gaithersburg by 3, Poolesville by 55, Seneca Valley by 17, Damascus by 43, Gaithersburg by 31, Watkins Mill by 29, Poolesville by 32

Losses: No. 20 Bethesda-Chevy Chase by 1, Clarksburg by 3

9. Linganore Lancers – 70 points (17-1) LW: 10 (+1)

County: Frederick, 3A

Last week: WIN, Thomas Johnson by 8; WIN, Urbana by 15

Notable wins: No. 19 Middletown by 25, Catoctin by 49, Walkersville by 47, South Hagerstown by 23, No. 21 Tuscarora by 8, South Lakes (Va.) by 4, Cesar Chavez (D.C.) by 7, Oakdale by 8, Urbana by 28, Winters Mill by 10, Brunswick by 25, Oakdale by 2

Losses: No. 20 Tuscarora by 5

10. Hammond Golden Bears – 66 points (15-3) LW: 11 (+1)

County: Howard, 3A

Last week: WIN, No. 4 Oakland Mills by 3; WIN, Centennial by 6

Notable wins: Howard by 23, Centennial by 14, Atholton by 24, Marriotts Ridge by 33, Randallstown by 21, Digital Harbor by 47, Long Reach by 22, No. 4 Oakland Mills by 3, Centennial by 6

Losses: No. 4 Oakland Mills by 6, Mt. Hebron by 1, Dunbar by 18

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Gwynn Park 67 Oxon Hill 54 DMV Elite Video

Posted by Michael Glick at Feb 18, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

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Highlights from Gwynn Park's 67-54 win at Oxon Hill on February 18, 2016. Includes interviews with Gwynn Park 2017 guard Justin Faison and 2016 forward Isaiah Miles. 

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FULL HIGHLIGHTS Largo’s Buzzer-Beater Win over Gwynn Park 12/10/2016

Brandywine, MD was the place to be on Wed night as the teams exchanged lead down the stretch and into OT. It was Largo who would get the W on a buzzer-beater 3 in OT by senior Christian Caldwell.

FULL HIGHLIGHTS Largo’s Buzzer-Beater Win over Gwynn Park 12/10/2016 Capitol Hoops Basketball February 11, 2016 7:24 am Brandywine, MD was the place to be on Wed night as the teams exchanged lead down the stretch and into OT. It was Largo who would get the W on a buzzer-beater 3 in OT by senior Christian Caldwell. http://capitolhoops.com/?p=5561

Aaron Parker helps Gwynn Park hang tough to edge Central and stay perfect

The Yellow Jackets’ road game at Central was tied with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter, and Parker recognized drastic measures were necessary. No. 7 Gwynn Park had arrived with a perfect record, but everything from the whistles that made the visitors throw up their hands to the barrage of three-pointers the Falcons were pouring in seemed to foreshadow an upset.

As he hovered near the rim, Parker wasn’t having it. He switched the basketball to his left hand underneath the basket and whipped in a layup to take the final lead of a gutsy, 79-75 win on Friday night in Capitol Heights.

“I don’t usually make it, but I just went for it,” Parker said. “I knew we was going to win then. I knew it was over.”

Parker took over in the second half, bulling his way into the paint and dropping 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter of the Prince George’s County 3A/2A/1A conference

During a back-and-forth first quarter, Gwynn Park senior guard Marlon White started hot. He drained three three-pointers and scored 10 of his 15 points in the first eight minutes.

Gwynn Park (16-0, 9-0 Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A) settled down and controlled the game for much of the second quarter, but Central ended the half on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 36 heading into halftime. That surge was highlighted by a deep three from senor Daquan Simmons (16 points).

Central (10-3, 6-3) took the lead late in the third quarter behind back-to-back threes from junior Trent Dixon, one of the Falcons’ brainy players whom Coach Lawrence Pugh said he trusts to take smart shots. Dixon finished with 16 points and drew dances from his home stands with his accuracy.

“We did a good job of getting the crowd involved,” Dixon said. “They just fought back.”

Junior Javani Brown broke away in transition to lead Central with 17 points. His last drive brought the Falcons within a bucket of tying the game for the tenth time, but Parker answered with another hesitation move at the rim.

After the game, Parker was pumping his fist, and Gwynn Park Coach Mike Glick could finally relax.

“I just think this is the best basketball county in the United States, and I think we’ve got the best public basketball in the state of Maryland,” Glick said. “This typifies how good the public schools are. Every game’s a battle.”