HYATTSVILLE – Three players scored in double-figures to lead the Oxon Hill High School boys basketball team to their third victory in summer league action, defeating the Potomac School (McLean, Va.) 64-55, at DeMatha High School on June 25.
Both teams struggled early offensively, not converting a field goal until the fourth minute of the opening half. However, Oxon Hill (3-6) bounced out of their shooting rut first, scoring on quick transition points off of six first-half steals. The Clippers went on a late 14-2 run to go up by 11 before halftime.
“That is what we do best,” rising senior forward Joraei Bile said. “Our defense is a great weapon for us.”
Bile was Oxon Hill’s key offensive contributor, converting points off of turnovers and scored easy buckets from ball movement plays created by his teammates. The forward scored a game-high 22 points in the victory and looks to expand into a leadership role for a depleted Oxon Hill squad after the departure of nine seniors from last year.
The Panthers (2-6) continued battling back in the second half, going on two separate scoring drives, including going on 10-4 run in the final four minutes to bring the lead down to nine. Rising junior Jackson Sands led the Potomac School with 18 points in the losing effort.
With less than 90 seconds remaining, rising sophomore Malik Holland (top right) solidified the victory by drilling the Clippers’ only three-point shot of the game to extend the lead back into the double-digits. Holland, who spent last season with the junior varsity team, finished scoring seven of his 16 points in the second half.
“It was good getting the momentum back,” Holland said. “I think we need to keep working hard to get more wins.”
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