Every week, across several sports, players around the DMV shine in individual performance. Every Monday, I’d like to take a minute to highlight some of those performances, including what I view as the best performance and name that athlete the “DMV Star of the Week.”
This week’s DMV Star of the Week is George Washington guard James Bishop IV.
This is Bishop’s second time winning the DMV Star of the Week award. He last appeared on this list in November following a 44 points performance for the Colonials against Hofstra.
This week, he becomes the second repeat winner of the DMV Star of the Week.
In Saturday’s 97-87 win on the road against Loyola Chicago, Bishop scored 40 points, shooting 67% from the field including five 3’s and was 11-12 from the free throw line, while also adding 7 assists.
Bishop scored 29 of his 40 points in the second half, accounting for over half GW’s points in the final 20 minutes.
The performance earned Bishop the accolade of A-10 Player of the Week and is leading the conference in average points per game at 21.9, which is also ninth in the country.
The DMV saw nine teams in action this past week, including the Washington Commanders, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Maryland football team, and the Georgetown, George Washington, Maryland, American and Howard basketball teams.
Here are some honorable mention performances for DMV Star of the Week:
The Washington Wizards won all four games this week by an average of 18 points
Commanders defensive lineman Deron Payne recorded 2 sacks in Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Browns. The loss eliminated Washington from playoff contention
Four different Capitals players had 3 points in Saturday night’s 9-2 win over Montreal (Gustafsson, Johanssan, Kuznetsov, Ovechkin)
Wizards forward Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points and added 13 rebounds in Friday’s 119-100 win over Orlando, it’s his 12th double-double of the season
The Maryland football team won the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, NC over #25 NC State on Friday 16-12 to follow up last year’s Pinstripe Bowl win. It’s the first time the Terps have won bowl games in back-to-back seasons since 2002-03
Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin scored 3 goals in Washington’s 9-2 win over Montreal on New Year’s Eve. He now has 805 career goals, 89 behind the all-time leader Wayne Gretzky
Maryland kicker Chad Ryland drilled 3 field goals in the 16-12 bowl win over NC State, from 42, 33 and 45 yards respectively
Georgetown sophomore guard Brandon Murray scored 29 points in Thursday’s 83-76 loss @ DePaul
Howard freshman forward Shy Odom scored a career high 22 points in Thursday’s 80-76 loss to La Salle
Here’s what’s coming up this week in DMV Sports:
Washington Commanders: (7-8-1, 4th in NFC East)
1/8 vs. Dallas
Washington Capitals: (21-13-5, 6th in Metropolitan Division)
1/3 vs. Buffalo
1/5 @ Columbus
1/6 vs. Nashville
1/8 vs. Columbus
Washington Wizards: (17-21, 10th in Eastern Conference)
1/3 @ Milwaukee
1/6 @ Oklahoma City
Georgetown Basketball: (5-10 overall, 0-4 in Big East)
1/4 vs. Villanova
1/7 @ Marquette
Maryland Basketball: (10-4 overall, 1-2 in Big 10)
1/5 @ Rutgers
1/8 vs. Ohio State
Howard Basketball: (7-9 overall, 0-0 in MEAC)
1/7 vs. Delaware State
American University Basketball: (9-3 overall, 1-0 in Patriot League)
1/2 vs. Loyola Maryland
1/5 @ Holy Cross
1/8 vs. Boston University
George Washington Basketball: (7-7 overall, 1-0 in Atlantic 10)
1/4 @ Richmond
1/7 vs. UMass