Despite the best efforts of RM's Daryn Alexander, Quince Orchard's John Fierstein goes for a layup. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER
SILVER SPRING – A second-half surge had the Quince Orchard Cougars (23-2) varsity boys’ basketball team sitting pretty atop the Montgomery County 4A West region, overpowering the Richard Montgomery Rockets (20-5) on Saturday afternoon at Blair High School gymnasium, 56-41.
With the win, the Cougars advance to the state semifinals to play Wise on Thursday at Xfinity Center in College Park.
The win “felt great,” said Cougars head coach Paul Foringer, in his 17th season for a Cougar program that has yet to win a state championship in basketball. “We always seem to come up short.”
Cougars senior forward John Fierstein (14 points), one of the stars of the game and the season for the Cougars, said the win was “amazing.”