Blazer boys fall to 5-9

Feb. 4, 2003, midnight | By Calvin Anderson | 17 years, 11 months ago

Sherwood holds Blair to only 11 points in the first half


Tonight the Blazer basketball team put forth a dismal effort falling to the Sherwood Warriors 65-36. The Blazers had more turnovers than points in the first half of play only managing to score 11 points. The Blazers were utterly dominated on the boards and the Warriors' suffocating defense left the Blazers begging for reprieve.

Without the offensive firepower of former players Alonzo Woods and Ryan Sessoms who were suspended along with senior Carl Reid for a scuffle in last month's game at Walter Johnson, the Blazers' offensive effort was horrific. The game started off with five turnovers before the first Blazer basket was scored.

The game was very uneventful with Sherwood jumping out to a early 18-6 lead in the first quarter. Sherwood outscored Blair 24-5 in the second quarter giving Sherwood a whopping 42-11 halftime lead. The Blazers came out of the locker room and found a small amount of offense in the closing minutes of the game.

Junior varsity call up sophomore Makonnen Brown played exceptionally, scoring only four points, but creating instant offense with innovative assists and driving ability. He added a spark that the Blazer offense lacked the entire game. The Blazers actually outscored Sherwood 25-23 in the second half but the first half slump was too much to overcome.

Next week the Blazers face Walt Whitman whom they fell to on Jan 4, 46-61. The Blazers must win 5 of the next 6 games to finish with a winning record, but with games against Magruder and Paint Branch the road will be tough, especially without Woods and Sessoms.

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Calvin Anderson. Calvin Anderson was born in Washington D.C. on January 3rd 1986. He now lives with his mom in Takoma Park Maryland. Calvin is the man behind the infamous column Cal's Call. In addition to writing his column he enjoys playing sports including lacrosse and basketball … More »

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