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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are back as the 2012-2013 season gets off to a rousing start.
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.
Down 39-38 in the fourth quarter, the Blazers (1-0) were just on the cusp of breaking through against Gaithersburg (0-1).
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.
Echoing its Jan. 15 loss to Kennedy, the varsity boys' basketball team gave its home fans a moment of elation on Friday night, but could not provide them with a win.
It's the second half, and the boys' JV basketball team (3-7) is just starting to get in rhythm. But only getting energized towards the end of the game is normal for the team, as they have three buzzer beating wins so far this season, and have made a name for themselves as a comeback team when they have won.
A near mirror image of Blair's previous loss to Blake on Jan. 10, the Blazers started out strong only to have things unravel in the second half.
In sports, ecstasy can turn to agony in the blink of an eye. On Saturday, the Blair varsity boys' basketball team (3-7) fell to the Kennedy Cavaliers (6-6) late in the fourth quarter.
After three consecutive road losses, the boys' varsity basketball team was hoping that playing in the friendly confines of Blair would help end the losing streak.
Meet Damon Pigrom, the new general Physical Education teacher and boys' varsity basketball coach.
Blair escaped with a 74-71 overtime win over Bethesda Chevy-Chase on Wednesday night.
Video highlights from the varsity basketball team's loss to Walter Johnson on Monday night.
The varsity boys' basketball team (2-1) fell to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (1-2) by a score of 75-49 on Monday night. After two quarters of even basketball, the Wildcats took hold of the lead for good.
The varsity boys basketball team (5-18) fell to Paint Branch (13-10) in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night by a score of 58-45.
Down single digits against Paint Branch, the Blazers tighten up their defense, poised for a run midway through the second quarter. A Panther loses his handle on the rock, and junior guard Justin Shack snags the loose ball, sprints the other way, and, with no defenders in sight, lays it gently against the glass. Clank. Off the edge of the rim and out – a sequence of events that epitomizes the 2010-11 varsity boys basketball season.
In a season that hasn't lived up to the hopes of players and fans, the Blazers (5-17) beat Walter Johnson (7-15) on senior night to end their regular season on a two-game winning streak.
The boys basketball team (3-17) fell to the Rockville Rams (7-12) by a score of 64-55 on Tuesday, on Feb. 8. The Blazers were unable to contain Rockville's 6'6" forward DeAndre Kelly, who finished with 32 on the night.
The varsity boys basketball team (3-17) entered Friday's game against Bethesda-Chevy Chase (BCC) in hopes of coming up with its first win in over a month and a half.
Sherwood (12-5) came to Nelson H. Kobren Gym on Monday night, fresh off two big wins over division heavyweights Magruder and Springbrook. The Warriors were no doubt expecting an easy W against a struggling Blair squad that they had already beaten handily earlier in the season.
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