Archive for ‘Girls Basketball’

March 11, 2013

News and Notes: Monday, March 11

  • Magruder 47, Quince Orchard 30 (Boys Basketball): Senior Nick Griffin led all scorers with 16 points to give the defending state champions the 4A West regional title Friday. [Washington Post] / “It was kind of like David and Goliath,” Quince Orchard coach Paul Foringer said. “Only David forgot to bring his sling.” [Gaithersburg Patch] / The Colonels allowed the Cougars only one point in the first quarter. [The Gazette]
  • Poly 57, Paint Branch 47 (Boys Basketball): The Panthers led, 45-43, with four minutes remaining but couldn’t hold on. [The Gazette]
  • Oakdale 61, Poolesville 53 (Boys Basketball): Zach Thomas scored 32 points to lead Oakdale to its first regional championship. [Frederick News Post] / Collin Turner led the Falcons with 17 points. [The Gazette]
  • Poly 33, Whitman 32 (Girls Basketball): Whitman couldn’t set up for a 3-pointer and settled for a layup as time expired to fall one point short in the Class 4A State Semifinals on Thursday. [Baltimore Sun]
  • Aberdeen 71, Damascus 50 (Girls Basketball): Damascus fell behind, 11-1, to start the game and fell to Aberdeen in their Class 3A State Semifinal matchup. [The Gazette]
February 17, 2013

Girls Basketball: Gaithersburg, Damascus Nab Top Regional Playoff Seeds

The Gaithersburg High School girls basketball team, in search of its third consecutive state title, was awarded the top seed Sunday in the 4A West region of the MPSSAA Championship Tournament. After a first-round bye, the Trojans will host either Wootton or Magruder in the second round.

Damascus is seeded first in the 3A West region, and after a bye will face either Watkins Mill or Tuscarora in the second round.

First round games begin Friday, and the tournament will run through March 9.

First round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Gaithersburg, (2) Whitman, (3) Walter Johnson – bye

(13) Churchill @ (4) Northwest

(12) Clarksburg @ (5) Bethesda-Chevy Chase

(11) Quince Orchard @ (6) Kennedy

(10) Blair @ (7) Richard Montgomery

(9) Magruder @ (8) Wootton

4A North

(2) Paint Branch – bye

(10) Kenwood @ (7) Springbrook

(11) Blake @ (6) Dulaney

(13) Sherwood @ (4) Poly

3A West

(1) Damascus – bye

(12) North Hagerstown @ (5) Seneca Valley

(11) Linganore @ (6) Rockville

(10) Einstein @ (7) Northwood

(9) Tuscarora @ (8) Watkins Mill

2A West

(2) Poolesville – bye

(11) Wheaton @ (6) Liberty

January 17, 2013

Girls Basketball: Two From Good Counsel Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game

Lindsey Spann

Lindsey Spann

Seniors Amanda Fioravanti and Lindsey Spann from the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School girls basketball team were among the nominees announced Thursday for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game. The final 24-player roster for the girls game will be announced February 14 during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU. The game will be played April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.

Fioravanti, a 6′ 1″ forward, has signed on to play at the University of Virginia next year while Spann, a 5′ 6″ point guard, is bound for Penn State.

The Falcons (14-3, 7-2 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) are defending WCAC champions.

A full list of McDonald’s All-American nominees is available here.


December 12, 2012

Girls Basketball: Paint Branch 85, Einstein 18

Paint Branch High School sophomore Daisa Harris had a game-high 24 points, single-handedly outscoring her former team as the Panthers cruised to an 85-18 win over visiting Einstein on Tuesday. Harris started at point guard for the Titans as a freshman but transferred to Paint Branch earlier this year.

Senior forward Erin French scored 14 points and Kiara Colston added 12 for the Panthers (2-1), who will travel to face Richard Montgomery on Thursday.

Daiana Cadlett led Einstein (0-3) with 9 points. The Titans, who have lost their first three games of the season by a combined score of 200-53, will open their Montgomery 3A/2A conference schedule on the road against Northwood on Monday.

January 30, 2012

Einstein Girls Basketball Showing Signs of Improvement

by Eric Meany

Freshman point guard Daisa Harris.

Freshman point guard Daisa Harris.

KENSINGTON, Md. — Entering this season, there were plenty of reasons to assume that the Albert Einstein High School girls basketball team was bound for another hapless campaign. But even though last year’s squad managed just two victories and lost MVP Ann-Marie Gabriel to graduation, coach Tim Hobbs knew help was on the way.

Freshman point guard Daisa Harris, who turned heads last year while leading her Newport Mill Middle School team to an undefeated season, has stepped into a starring role early in her high school career. With Harris’ ball-handling skills and athleticism leading the way, the Titans (4-11, 4-5 Montgomery 3A/2A) matched last season’s win total six games into this year’s schedule and hope to carry that momentum forward through the end of February.

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