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Titans survive Watkins Mill

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Published on: Thursday, February 28, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

KENSINGTON – Einstein junior Joe Bradshaw scored a game-high 17 points on Tuesday to propel the Titans past Watkins Mill, 59-52, in a 3A West region first round playoff game.

Einstein sophomore Rahim Hayes added 13 points and senior Josh Ogburn finished with 11 points as the Titans advanced to play at North Hagerstown in a region quarterfinal matchup on Thursday.

Watkins Mill rallied from a 24-18 halftime deficit behind senior point guard Tyvon Grant who spearheaded a 7-0 run with his dynamic play.

After the four-year starter nailed a jump shot, Grant nailed a 3-pointer followed by a steal and layup to give Watkins Mill a 25-24 advantage with 6:32 left in the period.

Grant, who led three Watkins Mill players in double figures, finished with 15 points and JR Gibson added 13 points. Patrick Schlosser finished with 10 points and Alex Sotomayor scored nine points.

The win marked the first time in six games that Einstein (10-13) had beaten Watkins Mill (13-10).

“That was one of those games where if the ball bounces their way a couple times it could have went the other way,” said Einstein head coach Rich Porac.

“Anytime you win 13 games it’s a successful season,” said Watkins Mill head coach Jay Tringone. “I’m extremely proud of these guys and what they did this year.”

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