Peekskill Stumbles Without Watts & Brickhouse

Reporter Brian Towey was at IS8 this weekend to watch Peekskill High School compete in a pool game against a team from Maryland ...

Princeton Day Academy (Lanham, Md.) made the most of its trek from the Washington, D.C., area to compete at the IS8 League in Queens, N.Y., Sunday, defeating Peekskill 81-62 to run its record to 3-0 in pool play.

Princeton, coached by Van Whitfield, received 17 points from Stacy Lyons and 16 from James Madison commit John Underwood (2009).

A 6-foot-9, 195-pound post player from Phoenix, Ariz., Underwood is a long, mobile big man and versatile on the offensive end. He showed the ability to put the ball on the floor and looked to face the basket.

Princeton also received contributions from 6-3 Leshon Edwards (2009), with 13 points, as well as guards Jibri Banner and Jamaur Jackson. At 6-0, 170 pounds, Banner is a scoring guard who is capable of scoring from the perimeter as well as off the drive.

The senior is also an excellent student, according to Whitfield. Jackson (2009), 6-2 and 192 pounds, is a point guard who is tough to keep out of the lane. Strong and quick, he looks to set teammates up off dribble penetration.

Peekskill (0-3), playing without Albany commit Ralph Watts and junior point guard Daquan Brickhouse, was led by 6-4 senior swingman Darien Thomas with 16 points. Senior guard Jayme Gooding was a presence at the point, adding eight points.

Princeton advances to the playoffs after previously defeating Holy Cross and Wings Academy


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