Watkins Mill comes up short in the final seconds to Seneca Valley HS Boys Varsity Basketball

The first 2 1/2 minutes were hard for Watkins Mill, but they started coming together and ended the 1st quarter with the score of 12-11 Eagles. Seneca Valley and Watkins Mill are both playing good basketball. The leading scorer of the first half for each team are Seneca Valley’s #1 Jerry McFadden with 12 points, and Watkins Mill’s #15 Tyvon Grant, with 8 points. End of the first half 29-24 Eagles. Seneca Valleys height is looking like an advantage for most, but Watkins Mill #15 Tyvon Grant is quick on offense and his compact size is allowing him to get thru and score.
At the end of the 3rd the score is 37-35 SV. This game is a low scoring game with each team having open shots, but they are unable to get them to go in. The Wolverines lost the game with under 7.5 seconds left on the clock in the 4th quarter. Seneca Valley’s #23 Tanner Valley, makes an unbelievable lay up to win the game.
Stats for Seneca Valley #1 Jerry McFadden 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, # 3 Chad Smith 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, #21 Charles Fitch 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, #33 Robbie Lim 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, #23 Tanner Valley 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, #42 Chance Ates 2 points, 3 rebounds, #12 Chukwudi Nwachukwu 2 points.
Stats for Watkins Mill #15 Tyvon Grant 14 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, #1 Le’Nard Wilson 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, #23 Torez Rhea 9 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, #2 Jeffrey Adarkwa 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, #5 Alex Sotomayor 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals.

Final Score Seneca Valley 48 Watkins Mill 47

After the Game Coaches Corner:

Watkins Mill’s Jay Tringone said after the game, his team “fought back” but “we have the little things right, but we lack size and height”

Seneca Valleys Tom Sheahin  “we are learning again and making mental mistake to lose the ball, and need to start playing the zone more aggressive and give up less shot”

Story and Stats by Kyle Hall

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