Coming home off two close losses, the Blair boys' basketball team (8-6) stepped up the energy and disposed of the Paint Branch Panthers (5-8) 69-59.
The boys' basketball team (2-3) suffered a hard fought loss to the Bethesda Chevy Chase Barons losing by a score was 54-56, with the Barons pulling away with the lead from the game's start.
Coming off a road loss earlier in the week, the Blazers (2-1) knew they couldn't underestimate the Wheaton Knights (1-2). While the Knights hung around for the first three quarters of the game, the Blazers were able to eventually pull away and win comfortably 59-42.
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).
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.
With last year's second round playoff loss fresh in their minds, the boys' basketball team rolled against the Kennedy Cavaliers in a 62-49 victory. Anchored by a stifling defense and a collective offensive effort, the Blazers pushed their record to 2-0 on the year.
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.
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).
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