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March 8, 2012

Magruder Defeats County Rival Sherwood in State Championship Semifinals

by Eric Meany

COLLEGE PARK, Md. РThe Sherwood High School boys basketball team went on a 17-8 run in the last 1:50 of the fourth quarter to force overtime after trailing for most of the game, but Magruder dominated the extra period and came away with a 75-68 victory in the semifinals of the MPSSAA Class 4A State Championship Tournament at the Comcast Center on Thursday night.

Senior guard Scott Bolen sank a long 3-pointer to tie the game with 4.8 seconds left in regulation, then hit a free-throw six seconds into overtime to give the Warriors (17-9) their only lead since early in the first quarter before watching the Colonels (25-1) take control the rest of the way.

Magruder guard J.J. Epps scored six of his 16 points in the four-minute overtime period, helping the Colonels finally take control of a game that seemed on the verge of slipping away.

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