April 26, 2018

Boys’ hoops public Top 15: Perry Hall is No. 1, Gwynn Park enters

Anthony Higgs performs a post-move around Quince Orchard's Daniel Dorsey in the 2017 4A state title game in College Park. Photo by Austin/MSA.

Every Monday, MSA compiles the top public school boys’ basketball teams in the state and ranks them 1-15 based on résumé and talent.

No. 1 Perry Hall was supposed to play ranked Eleanor Roosevelt on Saturday in the National Hoopfest at DeMatha Catholic High School, but weather ousted the contest from the event. The Gators will put their top spot on the line Wednesday night when they travel to No. 2 Poly, and then have another test on Friday versus No. 14 Milford Mill.

Bladensburg falls from No. 7 to 12 after a 17-point loss to Wilson (D.C.) and Life without Marvin Price didn’t get off to a smooth start for Patterson, as it lost to unranked Digital Harbor.

Lake Clifton, after losing to private power John Carroll, falls out while Gwynn Park enters.

1. Perry Hall Gators (0-0) LW: 1

Area: Baltimore County

Class: 4A North

Last week: 0-0

Wins: None

Losses: None

2. Baltimore Polytechnic Engineers (1-0) LW: 2

Area: Baltimore City

Class: 3A South

Last week: 1-0

Wins: KASA by 52

Losses: None

3. Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. Pumas (1-0) LW: 4

Area: Prince George’s County

Class: 4A South

Last week: 1-0

Wins: New Town by 10

Losses: None

4. Dulaney Lions (1-0) LW: 5

Area: Baltimore County

Class: 4A North

Last week: 1-0

Wins: Western Tech & Environmental Science by 11

Losses: None

5. Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders (0-1) LW: 6

Area: Prince George’s County

Class: 4A South

Last week: 0-1

Wins: None

Losses: No. 1 DeMatha by 37

6. Patterson Clippers (0-1) LW: 3

Area: Baltimore City

Class: 2A North

Last week: 0-1

Wins: None

Losses: Digital Harbor by 4

7. Potomac Wolverines (0-0) LW: 8

Area: Prince George’s County

Class: 3A South

Last week: 0-0

Wins: None

Losses: None

8. Stephen Decatur Seahawks (1-0) LW: 9

Area: Worcester County

Class: 3A East

Last week: 1-0

Wins: North Caroline by 17

Losses: None

9. Fairmont Heights Hornets (2-0) LW: 10

Area: Prince George’s County

Class: 1A South

Last week: 2-0

Wins: La Plata by 18, Takoma Academy by 9

Losses: None

10. Oakdale Bears (2-0) LW: 11

Area: Frederick County

Class: 2A West

Last week: 2-0

Wins: Thomas Johnson by 15, Williamsport by 37

Losses: None

Collin Schlee’s 29 points leads No. 25 Oakdale to season-opening win over Thomas Johnson

11. Springbrook Blue Devils (2-0) LW: 12

Area: Montgomery County

Class: 4A North

Last week: 2-0

Wins: Watkins Mill by 18, Bethesda-CC by 10

Losses: None

Cameron Rucker steps up to drop 32 points in Springbrook’s win over Bethesda-CC

12. Bladensburg Mustangs (0-1) LW: 7

Area: Prince George’s County

Class: 4A South

Last week: 0-1

Wins: None

Losses: Wilson (D.C.) by 17

13. Dunbar Poets (1-0) LW: 13

Area: Baltimore City

Class: 1A North

Last week: 1-0

Wins: Calvert Hall by 1

Losses: None

14. Milford Mill Millers (2-0) LW: 15

Area: Baltimore County

Class: 3A North

Last week: 2-0

Wins: Gerstell by 16, Loch Raven by 50

Losses: None

15. Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets (2-0) LW: NR

Area: Prince George’s County

Class: 2A North

Last week: 2-0

Wins: International at Langley Park by 70, Coolidge (D.C.) by 11

Losses: None

Dropped out: No. 14 Lake Clifton (1-1)

On the bubble: Annapolis (1-0), Bethesda-CC (1-1), Calvert (2-0), Central (0-0), Digital Harbor (2-1), Douglass-PG (1-1), Dundalk (2-0), Edmondson (0-0), Huntingtown (1-0), Joppatowne (3-0), Kent Island (1-1), Lake Clifton (1-1), Linganore (2-0), Meade (2-0), Mervo (1-0), Old Mill (1-1), Paint Branch (1-1), Richard Montgomery (1-0), River Hill (2-0), Seneca Valley (2-0), Thomas Johnson (1-1), Woodlawn (2-0)

About Kyle McFadden 416 Articles
Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School's Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore's student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles. McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access. With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels. McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church -- serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night. Although he's only been around journalism since January 2014, he's a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post. McFadden's work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He's also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists. McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.
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