Blazers protect the ball, crush Titans

Jan. 25, 2003, midnight | By Zach Mellman | 20 years, 10 months ago


Blair defeated Einstein High School 57-35 as they improved their record to 6-8 while the Titans fell to 4-6. The 22-point margin of victory was Blair's second largest of the year. The Blazers protected the ball and make smart passes as they committed a season low 11 turnovers, half as many as they typically had earlier in the season.

Junior center Emily Ramsay led the team with 11 points, going 4-9 from the field. She also pulled down 8 rebounds. Ramsay, who averages 8.2 points per game (ppg), third on the team, believes that the Blazers played well thanks to teamwork and intensity. "Everyone really hustled and even though we were unorganized at times, we pulled together as a team," she said.

Blair sprinted out of the gates, obtaining a large early lead and a 27-12 halftime advantage. The Blazer reserves then played for significant minutes and 12 out of the 13 Blazers scored.

The Blazers out-rebounded Einstein, as senior center Allyson Swailes grabbed a team-high 12 out of a total 59 boards. Swailes, who averages 10.0 ppg, also netted eight points. Senior shooting guard Jennifer Sindall, who leads the teams with 10.9 ppg, added seven points and a team high three assists. Sindall also had her ninth three pointer of the season, moving her into third place in all of Montgomery County.

Recently, Blair has rebounded well and has thus bounced back from their 0-4 start and now can hope to finish the season with a winning record. Currently two games below .500 and with eight games remaining, the Blazers need to finish the season 5-3 for their first .500 record in four years.

Blair's next game comes at Walter Johnson on January 28 at 5:15.

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Zach Mellman. Zach Mellman was born on October 18, 1956 (he was held back once or twice). He has lived in Takoma Park, Maryland his entire life. He is currently a senior at Blair enrolled in honors classes. He is also a member of Blair's golf team, … More »

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