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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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JDS easily wins PVAC as Knapp pumps in 40

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ROCKVILLE – Bryan Knapp went out with a bang.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School senior scored a career-high 40 points in his final high school game to lead the Lions to a 76-65 victory over Sandy Spring Friends School in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference tournament championship game on Saturday night at Wootton High School.

“Bryan Knapp is one of the best players in the whole area, and he deserves it,” said Jewish Day School head coach David McCloud.

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JDS gives Sandy Spring first loss of year

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SS v. JDS 1Milos Apic blocks a shot by JDS forward Daniel Zweben.                PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  

ROCKVILLE – The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Lions and the Sandy Spring Friends School Wildebeests added another chapter to their heated rivalry on Thursday, Jan. 26 when the two teams clashed for the second time this season.

When the Lions and the defending champion Wildebeests met in November in a rematch from the 2016 PVAC championship game, Sandy Spring handed JDS its first loss of the year.

The Lions wanted to return the favor.

JDS remained undefeated at home and scratched one in Sandy Spring’s loss column by defeating the Wildebeests 61-54.

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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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