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Jan. 16, 2011

VIDEO: Blue Devils manhandle Blazers

by Eli Schwadron, Online Sports Editor
The three-time defending state champ Blue Devils came to MBHS Tuesday, Jan. 4 and beat up on the boys varsity basketball team. Blair came out strong - with three minutes left in the first half, the game was knotted at 16 apiece. But the Blazer defense began to lose steam as Springbrook went on a 12-2 run to close the second quarter. Those defensive breakdowns carried over to the second half, which featured a faster, more athletic Springbrook team pushing the ball up the floor and getting easy buckets.
Blazers vs. Blue Devils
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"We let our inability to score the ball offensively affect our defense," head coach Mark DeStefano said. "We have to be a tougher team than that."

Check out game highlights above. Springbrook forward Demetric Austin poured in a game-high 22 points, and point guard Enerio Jones added 20. Guards Tucker Canary and Charles Ruffin finished with 12 each for Blair.

Blair's record is now 3-8 after losses to Sherwood on Friday and Magruder on Wednesday. The Blazers will host Gaithersburg on Friday at 5:15 pm.

Editor's note: Mark DeStefano is an adviser to Silver Chips Online.



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