Watkins Mill comes up short to Richard Montgomery

Friday nights home opener for Watkins Mill was against Richard Montgomery Rockets. Watkins Mill comes into the game Trying to bounce back from their lost on the road to Paint Branch. The Rockets arrived into the Mill 1-0.

In the First quarter the Wolverines struggles playing defense, they also had 6 fouls. 4 out of 5 of their starters had at least one foul. The Rocket is turning most of the Wolverines mistakes into points. Score is 17-23 Rockets.

Watkins Mill Bounce back, they had less fouls. Midway through 2nd quarter #15  Tyvon Grant hits (2) 3 pointers in the row to tie the game. The Rockets have been playing solid. End of the second half 35-38 Rockets.

Start of the 3rd quarter Watkins Mill comes out with fire grabbing rebounds and playing tight defense. #5 Alex Sotomayor had 5 rebounds in the 3rd. At the end #42 had 16 points, 4 rebounds. Score 51-53.

In the 4th it was intense both Richard Montgomery and Watkins Mill was battling for points to have the lead #15 Tyvon Grant had 2 great steals in crunch time of the game to help put the score to 66-69 Rocket. With 15.6 seconds lift in the game #15 Tyvon Grant makes a 3 pointer with a foul and tied the game. Then the Rockets give it to the big scorer #42 Justin Senou who drives and makes the lay up with 1.5 seconds left to end the game 70-72 Rockets WM 0-2 RM 2-0

Richard Montgomery Coach Scott Spear plans coming in to this game was to “contain Grant and to stop their fast breaks”.

Watkins Mill Coach Jay Tringone felt that his team “played with a higher energy and shared the ball”. Overall Coach Tringone said “this was a really good high school basketball game”.

Stats for Watkins Mill: #1 Le’Nard Wilson 16 points, 5 rebounds,1 steal,  #2 Jeffery Adarkwa 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals,  #4 Patrick Schlosser 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals,  #5 Alex Sotomayor 10 points, 7 rebounds, #11 Justin Meade 5 points 1 assist, 2 steals, #15 Tyvon Grant 23 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals,  #24 Daryl Brown 7 points, 2 rebounds

Stats for Richard Montgomery: #1 Josue Sigaran 5 points, 1 assist, #3 Elhoussan Hakimi 19 points, 1 steal, #5 Brian Gaynor 3 points, 1 assist, #42 Justin Senou 26 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal,  #30 Jamal Maddox 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist,  #32 Troy Sharps 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

Story and Stats by Kyle Hall

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