Each week and for the duration of the season, The Washington Informer will feature our choices for the top five high school basketball programs in the greater Washington area, specifically the DCIAA (District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association) and the WCAC (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference), for their efforts based upon win/loss record, strength of schedule and winning streak:
1. Friendship Tech Prep Academy (20-3) (DCSAA)
Friendship Tech has racked up four consecutive wins after taking down National Christian Academy (Fort Washington, Md.) 74-67 on Feb. 3. It took an overtime period to find a winner in this one, but senior guards Kenneth Tyree and Malik Miller scored 22 points each for the Titans to earn their 20th win of the season.
2. Theodore Roosevelt (24-3) (DCSAA)
Theodore Roosevelt secured its seventh straight victory over McKinley Technology High School (Washington, D.C.) 82-75 on Feb. 2. Roughriders sophomore guard Darius Miles led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Marcus Dockery scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds. Dockery leads the Roughriders in scoring this season, averaging over 11 ppg.
3. Gonzaga (21-1) (WCAC)
Gonzaga College High School dominated Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, Md.) 94-57 on Feb. 2. Eagles sophomore forward Terrance Williams scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out five assists. Senior forward Myles Dread was equally impressive with 18 points, eight boards and six assists.
4. Thurgood Marshall Academy (20-6) (DCSAA)
Thurgood Marshall is on fire after winning 10 consecutive games, most recently defeating Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.) 68-46 on Feb. 3. Senior small forward Darius Richardson had 21 points and had 10 rebounds, while senior guard Savion Gallion scored 19 points and secured six rebounds.
5. Dunbar (18-8) (DCSAA)
Dunbar High School completely dismantled Cardozo Education Campus (Washington, D.C.) 96-59 on Feb. 2 for its 18th win of the season. Crimson Tide senior shooting guard Cole Phaire was nearly unstoppable with 30 points, and senior shooting guard Husain Mubah-Neal dropped 18 points as well.
The Washington Informer Top 5 is strictly based upon the opinions of The Informer sports division and will run throughout the duration of the DCIAA and WCAC basketball seasons.