Blazers lose to Walter Johnson

Dec. 17, 2002, midnight | By Calvin Anderson | 18 years, 1 month ago

Wildcats hand Blazers 3rd straight loss

The Blair Blazers boys' basketball team played a familiar tune with tonight losing to Walter Johnson dropping to 0-3 on the season. The Blazers gave up a 25-20 halftime lead and a significant lead in the final minutes of the game.

The game started off slow going scoreless until 5 minutes left in the first. Finally junior Charles Atakorn broke the tie with an easy bucket to give Blair the lead. Atakorn finished with 14 to lead the Blazers.

The game was pretty uneventful until with 4:50 left to go in the half senior Alonzo Woods stole the ball at midcourt and drove towards the hoop, but the defender came in like a Mack truck and hockey checked him away from the basket. Woods threw up a prayer and apparently Woods has been doing his good deeds because it was answered with 2 points and 2 fouls shots.

The Blazers led throughout the entire game up until 1:08 left in the final quarter and the Blazers let the lead slip with some clutch shooting from Wildcats guard Pooyan Rahimi. Rahimi finished with 14 points, with two clutch 3's in the final minutes of the game.

The other consistent threat for Wildcats was towering center Luke Foster who scored 14 points, dominating the boards, and teamed with Rahimi, added a considerable inside/outside threat that the Blazers could not handle.

The Blazers have a tough game against Quince Orchard on Friday. This
game can be considered a must win because if the Blazers falter then they will drop to 0-4 matching there loss total from last season.

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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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