Posts tagged ‘Albert Einstein High School’

February 15, 2013

Einstein Boys Basketball Beginning To Stand Tall

by Eric Meany

Josh Ogburn

Senior Josh Ogburn leads the Titans in scoring for the second straight year.

KENSINGTON, Md. — Wins were hard to come by in Rich Porac’s first year as head coach of the Albert Einstein High School boys basketball team. Losing streaks of 12 and nine games were sandwiched around the Titans’ only two victories of the 2011-12 campaign, making losses like their 74-41 drubbing at the hands of Springbrook in the penultimate game of the regular season all too common.

“Trust me, it was hard last year,” Porac said. “When you win two games in a four-month sport, even practices are tough. It’s tough to motivate them every day.”

But even as the varsity squad took it on the chin, young players like Joe Bradshaw, Raheem Hayes and Gil Reynolds were gaining valuable experience in leading the junior varsity team to a 12-4 record.

This year those young players, along with varsity holdovers Josh Ogburn and Abraham Camara, have given Einstein new life, fashioning a 9-12 record (7-7 Montgomery 3A/2A) with one game left in the regular season.

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February 12, 2013

Boys Basketball: Einstein 56, Springbrook 55

Josh Ogburn’s long 3-pointer at the buzzer went off the glass and through the net to give the Albert Einstein High School boys basketball team a 56-55 win over visiting Springbrook on Tuesday.

Blue Devils forward Isiah Eisendorf missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 3.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and Springbrook holding a 55-53 lead. In the ensuing scramble for the rebound the ball ricocheted off Eisendorf and went out of bounds, giving Einstein one last possession.

With 1.8 seconds left on the clock, Joe Bradshaw heaved a long inbounds pass to Ogburn down the left sideline about 30 feet from the basket. Ogburn turned and fired, and when the ball caromed through the rim the Einstein student section rushed the court to celebrate the upset victory.

Ogburn led all scorers with a season-high 29 points, while Bradshaw added 19 for the Titans. Junior Andrew Robinson led the Blue Devils with 15 points.

The win was the fifth in six games for Einstein (9-12), and their second in a row against Class 4A competition. They will host Blair next Tuesday in their final game of the regular season.

Springbrook (12-8) will host Gaithersburg on Friday.

December 19, 2012

Wrestling: Walter Johnson 69, Einstein 10

The Walter Johnson High School wrestling team won 12 of 14 weight classes in defeating visiting Einstein, 69-10, on Tuesday. The victory gave the Wildcats (2-0) their 22nd consecutive dual meet win dating back to December 15, 2011.

  • 106 Pounds: WJ 6 pts.  Josh Bernstein (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 113 Pounds: Einstein 4 pts. Girea Dirlik (Einstein) 14, Matt Masison (Walter Johnson) 4
  • 120 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Nir Raviv (Walter Johnson) pinned Diego Panameno (Einstein) at  0:59
  • 126 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Ugo D’Agnese (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 132 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Tommy Branthover (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 138 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Eli Marks (Walter Johnson) pinned Stephano Rodriguez (Einstein) at 2:55
  • 145 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Connor Jobes (Walter Johnson) pinned Chris Vasquez (Einstein) at 1:48
  • 152 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Jamie FitzPatrick (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 160 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Alex Nickoloff (Walter Johnson) won by forfeit
  • 170 Pounds: Einstein 6 pts. Nick Delacroix (Einstein) pinned Patrick McKennirey (Walter Johnson) at 1:24
  • 182 Pounds: WJ 5 pts. Colin McCoy (Walter Johnson) 15, Jack Giblin (Einstein) 0
  • 195 Pounds: WJ 4 pts. Carl Newman (Walter Johnson) 10, Jack Bucheck (Einstein) 2
  • 220 Pounds: WJ 6 pts. Danny Parker (Walter Johnson) pinned Spencer Fue (Einstein) at 2:48
  • 285 Pounds: WJ 6 pts.  Innocent Okocha (Walter Johnson) pinned Khalia Rahim (Einstein) at 1:55
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.