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Despite the loss to the U.S.A. All-Stars, local athletes do well in Cap Classic

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WASHINGTON – Montgomery County was well represented in Saturday’s 44th Annual Hoop Culture Capital Classic at Verizon Center.

Despite suffering a 113-101 loss to the United States All-Stars, Seneca Valley senior guard Brandon Simpson was able to bask in the limelight one last time before graduation.

“It was cool,” said Simpson, who is still undecided about his college plans. “It was a good experience.”

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Quince Orchard Falls Short

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Cougars place second as Perry Hall takes boys basketball 4-A state title

QO vs. Perry Hall 1Quince Orchard’s Matthew Kelly drives the lane on Jason Newman for Perry Hall for two points. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

COLLEGE PARK – Senior guard Mitch Czworka went for the pass, down 59-56 with a few seconds on the clock, in hopes of nabbing the championship for the Quince Orchard.

But forward junior Tyler Holley would have none of that, blocking Czworka and forcing a turnover that dashed the hopes of the Cougars, ending the game at 59-56 and crowning the Perry Hall Gators as state champions.

“We’ll look back and reflect, and it’ll be a great season in the end, but right now I’m just really disappointed we didn’t get the last one,” said senior Cougars forward Johnny Fierstein.

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Quince Orchard upsets Wise to make it to the state finals against Perry Hall

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COLLEGE PARK—Wise’s unbeaten streak ended with the Quince Orchard Cougars, as the Pumas fell 55-52, the Cougars now state finalists along with their final opponent the Perry Hall Gators.

The Cougars, now 24-2, ended a 21-game undefeated streak for Wise that extended through the whole season. Once the Cougars got into their rhythm of slow-paced gameplay, Wise had trouble countering it with their speedy style of play as they struggled to dictate the game.

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Boy cagers face challenges as hoop season begins

Seneca Valley came within a game of playing for a Maryland 3A state title last season but the Germantown public school has one of the county’s top returning players in senior guard Brandon Simpson.
A four-year varsity performer, Simpson averaged 13 points per game last season in leading the Screaming Eagles to a 3A state semifinal appearance.
Quince Orchard boasts perhaps the county’s top returning backcourt in seniors Johnny Fierstein and Matt Kelly who combined to average nearly 40 points per game last season.

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