Despite a strong comeback in the second half, the Blazers were defeated in the end
Blair Girls' Basketball Team vs Sherwood
The Blazers attempt to close the Gladiators' wide lead
The Blazers failed to keep their lead in a tough match
The Blair Blazers (10-5) lost to the Magruder Colonels (5-12) 45-44 in the final seconds of Tuesday's girls basketball game. Blair got off to a great start, earning a 27-8 lead through superior physicality and rebounding in the first half, but numerous turnovers in the second half let the Colonels back into the game.
The Montgomery Blair varsity girls' basketball team lost 55-28 against the tall and physical Paint Branch Panthers. After getting off to a poor start, the Blazers were not able to come back against the Panthers' overpowering style of play.
Despite an intense first half and consistently strong defensive play, Friday's game against BCC (10-10-1) put the Blazers (7-13) out of the playoffs with a final score of 56-41.
With the stadium more crowded than ever this season, the Blazers (7-13) readily took on the Wootton Patriots (18-2) on their senior night. Though the Blazers came close to winning after a last-minute comeback, the Patriots were able to surge ahead in the final seconds of the last regular season game, resulting in a final score of 58-55.
The Boys' and Girls' basketball teams seasons are coming to an end with the playoffs in clear view. With records of (9-10) and (7-13) the Blazers are trying to bring their best to the biggest games of the season.
For the second time this season, Blair found themselves facing the Richard Montgomery Rockets but unlike their first game, the Blazers came out soundly on top on Tuesday, with a final score of 50-38.
A promising start wasn't enough to keep the Blazers (5-10) in the lead in Friday's game against the Churchill Bulldogs (13-3) that ended with a final score of 37-55.
Despite an aggressive early comeback in the second quarter, the Blazers (5-7) lost to the Poolesville falcons (10-4) after a fourth quarter struggle, resulting in a final score of 36-30.
Despite early blunders, the Girls' Basketball team (4-0) found their focus in the second half, mounting a comeback built on intimidating offensive play to narrowly defeat the Springbrook Blue Devils (0-2), by a score of 35-31.
The girls' varsity basketball team (10-5) fell Tuesday night to the Sherwood Warriors (6-8) in a low scoring game that finished 38-34.
The girls' varsity basketball team (7-1) overcame a bad start to defeat the Richard Montgomery Rockets (3-4) in a statement game on Monday night.
The girls' varsity basketball team (2-1) demonstrated their superiority last Friday night in a commanding 51-27 victory against the Wheaton Knights (0-2).
The girls' varsity basketball team (1-0) opened the season with a commanding 46-13 victory over the Northwood Gladiators (0-1).
There was a loose ball, and a pileup ensued. The play moved to the other end of the court, and everyone in the stands followed the action, except for Dawn Smith, senior Gabrielle Smith's mother, who was focused on her daughter. Blazer shooting guard Gabrielle didn't get up and follow the play like everyone else. She lay on the gym floor curled up in a ball.
The girls' varsity basketball team (2-0) narrowly beat the Kennedy Cavaliers (0-2) by a score of 46-44.
The Blair Girls' Varsity basketball team (1-0) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (0-1) on Tuesday night in a nail-biting season opener, 57-49. Blair bested evenly matched Clarksburg through pin-point passing, a tough defense and a rugged offense.
In their first playoff game of the season, girls' varsity basketball lost to the Wootton Patriots, bringing an end to a successful season with a narrow four-point loss. Blair (10-12) lost to Wootton (12-10) by a score of 52-56.
It was not a fight on senior night for the varsity girls' basketball team. The Lady Blazers comfortably defeated the Walter Johnson Wildcats (8-12) by a score of 71-53.
A combination of skill and intensity enabled the Lady Blazers to defeat the Magruder Colonels 75-37 on Wednesday. The team controlled the game with aggressive defensive strategies. After scoring the first point within 20 seconds, the girls played consistently throughout the rest of the game.
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