ROCKVILLE – The Maryland Elite Summer Basketball League playoffs kicked off Monday at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Daniel Pearl Memorial Gymnasium.
Third-seeded Gaithersburg clashed with Good Counsel in a game that saw the Trojans ride a dominant first half to a 53-38 victory to advance to the second round of the postseason. Gaithersburg rising senior Kevin Neal registered 20 points and was named Player of the Game. Even though the Falcons lost, rising senior guard Cameron Carter led all scorers with 22 points. Gaithersburg’s tight defense stymied the Falcons offensively as the Trojans scored 17 unanswered points to open the first half.
In fact, of the 14 total points Good Counsel earned in the first half, Carter scored eight of them at the free-throw line.