Posts tagged ‘Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School’

March 16, 2013

Boys Basketball: Magruder Falls to Eleanor Roosevelt in State Final

by Eric Meany

Magruder senior and George Washington University recruit Nick Griffin (left) and Eleanor Roosevelt's Lerenzo Foote battle for position during Saturday's state title game.

Magruder senior Nick Griffin (left) and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Lerenzo Foote battle for position during Saturday’s state title game.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After the Magruder High School boys basketball team’s 62-50 victory over Baltimore Polytechnic Institute on Thursday, Colonels coach Dan Harwood was asked to compare this year’s squad to the team that won the Class 4A state championship in 2012. His thoughts immediately turned to two inside players who graduated last year.

“Garland Owens,” Harwood said without hesitation. “He was a force inside. And then Luke Ruland was six-eight, he took up a lot of space. But overall, I think the main thing is we miss Garland’s presence.”

Even after a decisive victory, Harwood sensed that this year’s Magruder team was vulnerable inside. And in their 61-56 loss to Eleanor Roosevelt in the final of the MPSSAA State Championship Tournament at the Comcast Center on Saturday, that weakness was exploited to great effect. The Raiders grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and held the Colonels without a single free-throw attempt in reversing the outcome of last year’s championship game between the same two teams and winning the second state title in the history of the Prince George’s County school.

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March 14, 2013

Boys Basketball: Magruder Tops Poly in State Semifinal

by Eric Meany

Seniors Justin Witmer (left) and J.J. Epps will finish their high school careers playing for a second consecutive state championship Saturday.

Seniors Matt Ricketts (left) and J.J. Epps will finish their high school careers playing for a second consecutive state championship.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The defending state champion Magruder High School boys basketball team got 17 points and 10 rebounds from senior forward Justin Witmer and used stifling defensive pressure to defeat Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 62-50, in the semifinal round of the Class 4A MPSSAA tournament at the Comcast Center on Thursday.

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February 17, 2013

Boys Basketball: Magruder Earns Top Seed in 4A West Playoffs

The Magruder High School boys basketball team, looking to repeat as state champions after downing Eleanor Roosevelt in the title game last year, was named the top seed Sunday in the 4A West region of the 2013 MPSSAA Championship Tournament. The Colonels received a bye in the first round of the tournament, and will face either Northwest or Richard Montgomery in the second round.

First round games begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and the tournament will run through March 16.

First round matchups for Montgomery County teams:

4A West

(1) Magruder, (2) Churchill, (3) Quince Orchard – bye

(13) Bethesda-Chevy Chase @ (4) Kennedy

(12) Gaithersburg @ (5) Blair

(11) Whitman @ (6) Walter Johnson

(10) Clarksburg @ (7) Wootton

(9) Richard Montgomery @ (8) Northwest

4A North

(3) Paint Branch – bye

(9) Springbrook @ (8) Mergenthaler

(10) Blake @ (7) Catonsville

(11) Sherwood @ (6) Perry Hall

3A West

(12) Rockville @ (5) Northwood

(10) Watkins Mill @ (7) Einstein

(9) Seneca Valley @ (8) Frederick

(11) Damascus @ (6) Linganore

2A West

(2) Poolesville – bye

(10) Winters Mill @ (7) Wheaton