Tagged: Boys Basketball


Blazer boys' basketball down two key players this season

By Billy Scott | Oct. 7, 2019, 2:14 p.m. | In Blair »

Two players transferred from Blair to new schools this summer


Gallery: Boys Basketball 1/22/19

By Sydney Hastings-Wilkins | Jan. 25, 2019, 4:08 p.m. | In Sports »

Photos from Boys Basketball game on January 22nd, 2019


Boys' basketball wins first round playoff game

By Nate Bodner | Feb. 28, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In Blair »

The Montgomery Blair Blazers (13-9), the four seed in the playoffs, beat the five seed Bethesda Chevy-Chase Barons (10-14) by a score of 48-43 on Friday evening to advance to the regional quarterfinals against Richard Montgomery. The Blazers were able to remain calm under pressure and eke out a good win.


Blazers demolish Northwood

By Eleanor Cook | Feb. 13, 2017, 1:42 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' basketball team (9-8) flexed its muscles against the Northwood Gladiators (2-17) on Tuesday. With a full-court, man-to-man defense throughout the game, the Blazers put pressure on Northwood from the beginning and took advantage of opportunities on offense. After gaining a lead in the first quarter, Blair pulled ahead significantly and never looked back.


Blair boys basketball wins an overtime thriller

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 11, 2017, 1:10 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (4-3) beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (3-4) 54-48 on Friday night. The intense game was neck and neck the entire way, with both sides coming up clutch at the right moments. Blair was able to come out victorious thanks to sound defense and great free throw shooting.


Blair boys basketball loses defensive battle

By Charles Lott | Dec. 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (1-1) lost to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (3-0) 40-33 Monday. The low-scoring defensive battle remained close until midway through the third quarter, when the Rockets started to pull away thanks to solid free throw shooting and fast break points coming off of Blair turnovers.


Blair boys basketball advances in playoffs

By Charles Lott | March 1, 2016, 1:28 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair Blazers (12-9) beat the Churchill Bulldogs (11-11) Friday by a score of 60-41. Blair struggled against Churchill the first time they played, winning by only four points, but in this matchup the Blazers' strong defensive play, comprehensive scouting report, and dominance in the low post bolstered them to a victory.


Blair falls on last second shot from Einstein

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 13, 2015, 8:23 p.m. | In Blair »

As time expired, the buzzer beating shot from the Einstein Titans guard banked off the backboard and sunk through the net. The Blair Blazers were handed their first loss of the young season, 51-49, in a game in which Blair was set back by missed open jumpers, layups and free throws. Despite controlling the ball and playing strong defense throughout the game, the Blazers lack of offense led to the loss on Tuesday night.


Blair boys open season with a victory over Wheaton 69-52

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 9, 2015, 6:04 p.m. | In Blair »

The Montgomery Blair Blazers started five guards, but still used their size advantage to take down the Wheaton Knights 69-52 in their season opener Friday night.


Boys basketball emerges victorious over Wootton on senior night

By Robert Pfefferle | March 3, 2015, 11:54 a.m. | In Blair »

The team knew the stakes, and they did their job. As the Blair Blazers (9-10) rolled over the Wootton Patriots (4-16) 72-58 in what was a closely contested game until the very end.


Boys Basketball roughs up Churchill

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 13, 2015, 12:41 p.m. | In Blair »

On Friday night, the Boy's basketball team (7-9) grabbed an impressive win over the Churchill Bulldogs (3-13), 52-45. The Blazers were without big man Ishmael Sangre, but were still able to overcome Churchill's size advantage in one of the most impressive wins of the season.


Boys Basketball loses heartbreaker to Sherwood

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 10, 2015, 2:57 p.m. | In Blair »

Everything that could possibly go wrong at the end of a basketball game, ended up doing so for the Blazers on Tuesday night. The Sherwood Warriors (9-6) capitalized on a couple of late Blair (6-9) mistakes and used an 11-2 run to grab a huge come from behind win 55-52.


Boys' basketball sneaks by Walter Johnson

By Robert Pfefferle | Jan. 26, 2015, noon | In Blair »

The Blazers (7-3) came out on Thursday night and took care of business in crunch time, downing the Walter Johnson Wildcats (0-9) 57-55.


Boys' Basketball takes down Northwood to open the season

By Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 6, 2014, 11:44 a.m. | In Blair »

In front of a nearly packed gym, the the boys' basketball team (1-0) overcame nerves and anxiousness to beat the Northwood Gladiators (0-1) in their season opener 71-52.


Boys' Basketball fights hard in playoff loss to Whitman Vikings

By Samuel Popper | March 7, 2014, 10:22 p.m. | In Blair »

In the regional semifinal playoff matchup, the Boys' Basketball team (20-3) finished their season with a courageous effort in a 60-48 loss to the Whitman Vikings (19-6).


Blair falls to Springbrook in first loss of the season

By Alex Frandsen | Dec. 17, 2013, 12:50 p.m. | In Blair »

In a battle between two of the top teams in Montgomery County, the boys' basketball team fell short to Springbrook by a final score of 57-45. Despite holding the vaunted Robinson brothers to a combined 13 points, the size and athleticism of the Blue Devils proved deadly.


Blazers open playoffs with 50-37 win over Trojans

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 27, 2013, 1:21 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (15-8) brought fire and intensity in their 2013 playoff debut against the Gaithersburg Trojans (6-17). Thus, it came as no surprise when senior captain Justin Kung dove headfirst into the scorers' table late in the fourth quarter to save a loose ball.


Blazers finish strong on Senior Night

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 23, 2013, 5:38 p.m. | In Blair »

With 3:36 left in the first half, the moment he had been waiting for finally arrived. A Wheaton guard controlled the ball near the top of the key and then tried to swing it to his teammate in the paint. The pass was intercepted by Blair senior forward Julian Smith-Jones who took it the length of the court for a slam-dunk.


Whitman sinks Blair 48-47 with last second three

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 14, 2013, 10:58 p.m. | In Blair »

With 12.6 seconds left in the game, the Blazers (12-8) found themselves up by one against the visiting Vikings (11-9), well on their way to win number 13 on the season. Junior co-captain Damar Bess was at the free throw line, and Bess had already scored 10 points in the decisive fourth quarter.


Clutch free throws propel Blair past Springbrook

By Josh Schmidt | Jan. 4, 2013, 7:09 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' varsity basketball team (5-2) beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (5-2) for the first time in a decade, 40-39, as senior guard Trey Wainwright sank two free throws with 3.1 seconds left in the game.


Cougars hand Blair their first loss of the year

By Jack Estrin | Dec. 20, 2012, 1:44 p.m. | In Blair »

Coming into the game 4-0, the Blazers (4-1) had yet to be legitimately challenged. Quince Orchard (3-2) gave Blair all they could handle, en route to a dominating 64-43 victory over the Blazers.


Winter Sports Preview: 2012-2013

By Melissa Arias, Jack Estrin, Grace Hill, Temi Ibirogba, Sam Lewando | Dec. 11, 2012, 12:51 p.m. | In Blair »

Winter sports are back as the 2012-2013 season gets off to a rousing start.


Blair dominates Northwood in Battle of the Boulevard

By Jack Estrin | Dec. 8, 2012, 7:58 p.m. | In Blair »

It looked like Northwood (0-2) might have a chance against Blair as they scored first, taking a 2-0 lead over the Blazers. That only lasted for a minute however as Blair (2-0) went on to dominate the rest of the game en route to a 56-20 thrashing of their archrivals.


Blair routs Gaithersburg 67-48 in opener

By Jack Estrin | Dec. 7, 2012, 4:43 p.m. | In Blair »

Down 39-38 in the fourth quarter, the Blazers (1-0) were just on the cusp of breaking through against Gaithersburg (0-1).


Varsity basketball edges Einstein

By Eli Schwadron | Feb. 23, 2012, 1:49 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's varsity basketball team (7-15) fended off a late Einstein run to defeat the Titans (2-21) by a score of 54-50. Senior Rick Narcisse led all scorers with 22 points.


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