Former Good Counsel player leads Maret

basketballhoopsWASHINGTON – The Maret School boys’ basketball program has raised more than a few eyebrows this season thanks in large part to the performance of senior point guard Marlon Beck.
Beck, a former Good Counsel standout, leads the D.C. private school in scoring and has the Frogs at the top of the standings in the six-team Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference.


Magruder sets stage for Paint Branch by pasting Blake

basketballhoopsDERWOOD - Having clinched the division title – and with a matchup with Paint Branch High School the next week – there was reason for Magruder High School basketball fans to think their team might overlook a Blake High School team with only seven wins at that point.
Magruder (18-2, 7-1) proved its doubters wrong, setting a season high for points scored in a 88-69 win over Blake (8-12). Senior guard Nick Griffin led the way, hitting six 3-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 30 points.


Epps puts on a show as Magruder thumps Paint Branch

basketballhoopsDERWOOD - J.J. Epps had a 101.3-degree temperature Monday and was not sure if he was going to be able to play in Tuesday’s highly touted matchup of division winners Magruder and Paint Branch.
Luckily for Magruder (18-2), the senior guard recovered in time to put in a dominant performance and lead the Colonels to a 73-56 victory over the Montgomery County 4A East division champions. Epps tied the game-high score of 22 points with fellow Colonel Brian Coleman, who had 9-of-14 shooting; 19 of Epps’ points came in the first half, and he shot 8-of-10 from the floor. Epps also dazzled the crowd with several assists to set up easy baskets for his teammates.