Girls, Boys Basketball Enter Playoff Games with Mixed Results

Gabe Reyes and Alex Reynolds


The boys varsity basketball team (12-10) defeated the Blake Bengals (9-14) 64-51 Feb. 26 to advance to the section finals at home Feb. 28 against Westminster HS.

The boys put up a strong offense which carried the team to victory. Senior guard Anthony Bailey led the team with 19 points, followed by junior forward Jea��Shaud Armwood with 13 points. However the boys did not lead the whole game, being down 22-20 in the middle of the second quarter, before out scoring the Bengals 42-35 in the third quarter to take the lead going into the fourth.

“We did not get off to a great start. I think having 10 days since our last game contributed to us starting a little slow,” head coach Todd Dembroski said. “Once we put in a few substitutes they settled us down and the game went well from that point on.”

With about six minutes remaining in the game the score was 46-40, and it appeared the Bengals were mounting a comeback, until the Rams went on an 18-11 run late in the game, sealing the victory for the boys.

The boys have now won their last four home games, and they look to make it five against Westminster HS at home Feb. 28 in the section finals.



The girls varsity basketball team (4-16) fell to the Watkins Mill Wolverines (7-14) 21-42 Feb. 23, ending their season.

The girls finished the season with a 4-16 record, with a relatively young team: only five upperclassmen and only one of them was a senior.

In the game sophomore guard Aimee Sunier led the team with seven points and six rebounds. Freshman guard Kara Mach contributed six points.

“Even though our record wasn’t that good, I think we had a pretty good season because we kept improving and in some games that improvement really showed,” Mach said.

The girls will look to improve on this season next year, as this young team grows more experienced.