By Aaron Carter
No athlete wants to lead the team that allows a dynasty to crumble.
And make no mistake about it, Germantown Academy’s basketball program has reigned supreme in the Inter-Ac long enough to be considered dynastic.
Friday night’s 54-50 triumph at Episcopal Academy might have ensured the four-time defending champions a rare championship coup.
“One of the things we said to them before the game was, ‘We’ve been in this spot before,’ ” said Patriots coach Jim Fenerty.
Well, seniors Evan-Eric Longino and Kyle McCloskey had been.
Both had started games as freshmen, and both were desperate not to break GA’s string of championships.
“This is huge,” said McCloskey, who led all scorers with 22 points. “We’ve played in these games for four years now with crowds coming at you and saying stuff about you, and you learn how to zone it out.”