Boys’ basketball Top 20: H.D. Woodson completes perfect season; state semifinals on deck in Maryland, Virginia
1. H.D. Woodson (33-0) Last week: 1
The Warriors became the first city public school to finish a season undefeated since 1985 when they beat Friendship Collegiate, 60-47, to win the DCSAA championship Sunday.
2. St. John’s (28-4) LW: 2
The Cadets were knocked out of the DCSAA quarterfinals by Friendship Collegiate in a 77-70 loss. The WCAC champs will resume play at this week’s Alhambra tournament.
3. National Christian (28-2) LW: 3
The Eagles lost to Legacy Charter (S.C.), 55-52, in the USA National Prep Basketball championship on a buzzer-beating three-pointer.
4. DeMatha (28-5) LW: 4
The defending Maryland Private Schools champion downed Good Counsel and Riverdale Baptist to set up a matchup with Capitol Christian in Monday’s tournament final.
5. Eleanor Roosevelt (22-3) LW: 5
The Raiders needed double overtime to get past Bladensburg, 59-54, in the Maryland 4A South final and advanced to face Perry Hall in Thursday’s state semifinals.
6. Potomac (Va.) (25-2) LW: 6
Four players hit double figures as the Panthers cruised past Norview, 72-57, in Saturday’s Virginia 5A state quarterfinals. They face Albemarle in Tuesday’s semifinals.
7. Westfield (24-3) LW: 8
The Bulldogs bounced back from their region final loss, blowing past then-No. 12 Hylton, 67-49, to advance to the Virginia 6A state semifinals for the second straight year.
8. Gwynn Park (24-2) LW: 10
The Yellow Jackets won their first Maryland 2A South region title since 2011 in a 79-69 victory over Westlake and will face New Town in the 2A state semifinals Friday.
9. Episcopal (25-4) LW: 11
The IAC champion capped its season with a second crown by defeating Paul VI, 67-63, in Saturday’s Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I final.
10. Wakefield (25-2) LW: 13
The Warriors fended off Deep Run, 50-48, to advance to their second Virginia 5A state semifinal in the last three years, where they will face L.C. Bird on Tuesday.