Capital Hoops Classic

“That’s why you come here. You want to be able to play against the number-one team in the country, you want to play in an environment like this in front of 10,000 people.” —Brandon Robinson, Gee-Gees fifth-year guard.

“We’ve got a young team, so we’ve really got to hold it down in the first quarter, and if we can come out of that alive we have a shot.” — James Derouin, Gee-Gees head men’s basketball coach on the upcoming game vs. Carleton.

Every varsity athlete dreams of making it to the big time. But, as Sports Editor Spencer Murdock finds out, that goal isn’t always realistic.

“Our best kids were not our best kids at the half, and we put a little on the line at halftime,” said head coach Andy Sparks. “We really talked about accountability, and how players have to step up in this situation, and I really thought in the second half they did.”

Looking back at the history of the Capital Hoops Classic, the Ravens have defeated the Gee-Gees more often than not. With both Gee-Gee basketball teams winning against the Ravens earlier this year, they are set to have an interesting match-up against their cross-town rivals. The Capital Hoops Classic is Friday Feb. 6, beginning with the …

The Gee-Gees found their zone and began pulling away, before ultimately pushing their lead over 20 points to cruise to a comfortable 91-63 win. The Gee-Gees were led by Johnny Berhanemeskel with 19 points, and the bench was anchored by a strong 12-point performance from Matt Plunkett.

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