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Record: 25-10
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OVERVIEW

You would be hard pressed to find a more heralded basketball program in the nation than that of DeMatha Catholic. Since the late 1950s, the school has annually had one of the best basketball teams in the Washington, DC area, if not the nation. Indeed, the school has secured six mythical national titles in 1962, 1965, 1968, 1978, 1984, and 2006.

Legions of All-Americans have played at DeMatha from the likes of sharpshooting Ernie Cage ’58, to Jerami Grant ’12, and recently, Markelle Fultz ’16 (who recently won a Gold Medal as a member of the U18 Fiba America’s team). It comes as no surprise that the school has two members in the Basketball Hall of Fame—legendary coach Morgan Wootten and Adrian Dantley ’73. Two DeMatha Stags have been named National Players of the Year while in High School – Dantley, and Danny Ferry ’85. In addition, two DeMatha alums were members of the ’76 Olympic team which won a Gold Medal in Montreal, Canada – (Dantley (again) and Kenny Carr ’74.

Without question, the program and the school’s proud athletic reputation owe so much to Morgan Wootten, who was varsity head coach for 46 seasons. Wootten was also the varsity football coach for 12 years. A recent website listed Morgan as the 11th greatest coach of All-Time in any sport at any level, and, in November 2012, Morgan received the Joe Lapchick Character Award in New York City. Morgan successfully has passed the ball to Coach Mike Jones ’91, who in 13 years, has pulled off the nearly impossible in finding success with the burden of following a living legend.

Jones has made a national name for himself as an assistant to the US 17 team which won a Gold Medal in Europe in 2012 (with Beejay Anya ’13 a key member of the squad). Two other DeMatha alumni, Jerami Grant ’12 and James Robinson ’12, also received Gold Medals two summers ago as members of the US 19 squad in Prague. It should be noted that Robinson completed his high school career having won more games at DeMatha than any other player in school history.

With so much tradition and history, it is not unreasonable to look to the future for continued success. There will always be another challenge and another game to play, and, it seems, another team of DeMatha players rising up to take on whatever comes their way.

SCHEDULE

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
Cardozo Education Campus
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 95-29
vs.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Away Win 73-65
vs.
Joseph Wheeler High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 66-58
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Archbishop Carroll High School Away Win 87-53
vs.
St. John's College High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 68-58
vs.
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Away Win 88-51
vs.
Asheville Christian (NC)
Providence Day School Away Win 74-54
vs.
Providence Day School
Providence Day School Away Loss 72-77
vs.
St. Mary's Ryken High School
Providence Day School Away Win 62-58
vs.
Bishop McNamara High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 64-42
vs.
Bishop Ireton High School
Bishop Ireton High School Away Win 71-49
vs.
Roselle Catholic
Wheeling Jesuit University Away Win 66-61
vs.
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 73-71
vs.
Bishop Gorman High School
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Away Win 73-66
vs.
St. Mary's Ryken High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 73-70
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 84-27
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Greenforest High School
Norcross High School Away Win 46-43
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Gonzaga College High School
Gonzaga College High School Away Loss 63-76
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Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 75-28
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The Patrick School
Roselle Catholic Away Loss 56-63
vs.
Paul VI Catholic High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 75-70
vs.
Bishop McNamara High School
Bishop McNamara High School Away Win 67-55
vs.
Bishop Ireton High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 68-39
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Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School Away Loss 53-55
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St. John's College High School
St. John's College High School Away Loss 55-57
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Gonzaga College High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 82-75
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St. Mary's Ryken High School
St. Mary's College of So. Md. Away Loss 58-74
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Paul VI Catholic High School
Paul VI Catholic High School Away Loss 59-72
vs.
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 79-76
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Paul VI Catholic High School
Bender Arena (American University) Away Loss 55-59
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Takoma Academy
Takoma Academy Home Win 70-61
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Riverdale Baptist School
Riverdale Baptist Home Loss 55-58
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Santa Maria Goretti
Frostburg State University Home Loss 57-60
vs.
Bishop Walsh High School
Frostburg State University Home Win 100-26
vs.
St. John's College High School
Frostburg State University Home Win 59-49

COACH

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