ROCKVILLE — The shots sailed through the net as if in slow motion.
The sight of Magruder Colonels forward Ebby Asamoah, tongue out, taking aim from behind the arc and sinking trey after trey haunted the Quince Orchard Cougars Monday in their final regular season game in the Maryland Elite Summer Basketball League.
Asamoah’s hot hand generated 21 points and led the Colonels to a 49-40 win in a game that saw the Cougars come close but ultimately fail to overtake Magruder.
The Colonels opened the game with an unanswered seven-point scoring run and soon the Cougars found themselves in a 12-2 rut early in the first half.
“We just had to get defensive stops and hustle harder on defense,” said Quince Orchard forward Cameron Garrett. “We’re capable of beating any team; we just have to hustle harder.”