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Top 20 DMV Boys' Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 13: DeMatha jumps into top spot

Top 20 DMV Boys' Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 13: DeMatha jumps into top spot

Week 6 saw last week's No. 2 DeMatha defeat No. 1 St. John's (DC) 68-62 on Thursday, then follow that victory with a 23-point win over Bishop McNamara on Saturday afternoon. Paul VI took down Gonzaga in a back-and-forth game that came down to the wire. Theodore Roosevelt lost for the first time in 17 games this season to Potomac (MD), and Eleanor Roosevelt beat a very good Bladensburg team.

1. DeMatha  (12-2) 

Mike Jones and his DeMatha Stags are back on top and on a four-game winning streak. They defeated St. John’s, and take on the Gonzaga Purple Eagles tonight at 7:30.

Upcoming Game: 1/13 @ Gonzaga 

2. St. John’s (13-2)

After the tough loss to DeMatha, St. John’s will need regroup and be ready to take on its next opponent. St. John’s has a lot of young talent that is learning and growing through the experience of playing in the WCAC.

Upcoming Game: 1/17 vs. Archbishop Carroll

3. PVI (7-3) 

Coach Glen Farello's squad defeated two very good WCAC opponents this week in Gonzaga and St. Mary’s Ryken. Led by its trio of high major guards (Jeremy Roach, Trevor Keel, Knasir Dug McDaniel), PVI is hard for any team to stay in front of.

Upcoming Games: 1/13 @ Good Counsel, 1/14 vs Carroll

4. St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes (13-2)

Coach Mike Jones' team showed its poise in a big win vs. Episcopal Friday night in a packed house. SSSAS was down at the half and came back to dominate the second half.

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs. Georgetown Prep

5. Good Counsel (11-4)

One of the most least talked about teams is Coach GJ Kissal’s Good Counsel Eagles, who have only lost one conference game -- to St. John’s. They have a tough matchup tonight against PVI.

Upcoming Games: 1/13 vs. PVI

6. Gonzaga (11-4)

Upcoming Game: 1/13 vs. DeMatha                                          

7. Potomac (MD) (8-0)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs. Gwynn Park

8. Theodore Roosevelt (17-1)

Upcoming Game: 1/13 @ Bell

9. Oxon Hill (6-1)

Upcoming Games: 1/14 @ Douglass, 1/17 vs. Gwynn Park

10. Rock Creek Christian Academy (15-3)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 @ New Hope Academy

11. St. Andrew’s (10-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/13 @ McNamara

12. Sidwell Friends (12-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/20 vs. Milton

13. Wilson  (14-3)

Upcoming Game: 1/13 vs. McKinley Tech

14. St. Charles (9-1)

Upcoming Game: 1/15 @ McDonough

15. South County (12-0)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 @ West Springfield

16. E. Roosevelt  (5-1)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 @ High Point

17. Bullis  (11-3)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs SJPGC

18. Middleburg Academy (9-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/17 vs. The Carmel School

19. National Christian Academy (8-3)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs. Takoma Academy

20. Episcopal (7-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 @ Landon

Top 20 DMV Girls' Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 13: McNamara remains 1st

Top 20 DMV Girls' Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 13: McNamara remains 1st

McNamara blew out Paul VI to solidify its spot at the top of the WCAC. In Week 6, the Mustangs also took down Carroll, Ryken and Seton. Jada Brown of Bishop O’Connell took down St. John’s (DC) at the buzzer on Saturday night, two days after Bishop Ireton defeated O’Connell behind strong performances by Laila Jewett and Olivia Brooks.

1. McNamara (16-3)

McNamara has been on a 13-game winning streak. The Lady Mustangs are clicking on all cylinders. 

Upcoming Games: 1/14 vs. Holy Cross, 1/19 vs. Crestwood, 1/21 @ St. John’s

2. PVI (16-2)

After back-to-back losses to Long Island Lutheran and Bishop McNamara, PVI is on a three-game winning streak.

Upcoming Games: 1/14 @ Carroll, 1/17 vs. O’Connell, 1/23 @ Bishop Ireton

3. St. Vincent Pallotti (14-3)

Pallotti is on a three-game winning streak led by standout point guard Eniya Russell.

Upcoming Games: 1/15 @ Roland Park, 1/17 @ John Carroll, 1/22 vs. McDonogh Catholic Prep

4. James Madison (14-0)

Still undefeated, James Madison continues to move up the charts. Madison defeated Oakton this past week.

Upcoming Games: 1/14@ Chantilly, 1/17 @ Westfield, 1/21 vs. Centreville

5. Riverdale (14-3)

Riverdale is back in the Top 5 after a big win again TPLS.

Upcoming Games: 1/17 vs. National Christian, 1/22 @ Capitol Christian

6. Elizabeth Seton (10-4)

Upcoming Game: 1/13 vs. CSHC

7. Howard (12-0)

Upcoming Game: 1/15 @ Long Reach

8. Dunbar (14-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/13 vs. Banneker

9. Bishop J. O’Connell (12-4)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs. St. Mary’s Ryken

10. St. Johns (9-4)

Upcoming Game: 1/17 vs. Carroll

11. New Hope (14-7)

Upcoming Game: 1/17 vs. Benson Tech 

12. Stone Ridge (11-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 @ Holy Cross

13. Sidwell Friends (10-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/17 @ Bullis

14. C.H. Flowers (7-1) 

Upcoming Game: 1/13 @ Duval

15. National Christian Academy (13-5) 

Upcoming Game: 1/17 at Riverdale Baptist

16. Churchill (10-0)

Upcoming Game: 1/15 @ Whitman

17. South River (10-2)

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs. Glen Burnie

18. Maret (8-4) 

Upcoming Game: 1/14 vs. Flint Hill

19. Bishop Ireton (9-7)

Upcoming Game: 1/15 vs. Elizabeth Seton