Boys basketball battles Bengals tonight at Blake

Alexa Colindres


Jonathan Trejo Perez

Senior James Snyder battles in the air for the rebound

Gabriel Leonard, Hezekiah Likekele, and Salekri Sayeh

Boys basketball looks to battle it out with the Bengals at Blake High School tonight as they come off tight games with Magruder and Wheaton high schools, making their record 2-3 for the season so far.

The Wolverines look to bring this game home with a win for Watkins Mill to give the Bengals a second taste of Wolverine sports as the boys soccer team defeated the Bengals in the playoffs earlier in the year.

Their game versus the Colonels on December 19 was a huge clash between two strong defensive teams, which resulted in a 52-58 loss. With a minimized rotation, our starters were given more time to put in 100 percent effort and intensity but lost their traction in a tied game due to small mistakes.

“We need to build chemistry and play together,” junior center Markel Grant said.

Junior forward Terrance Williams helped propel the team to victory with his relentless rebounding on offense and defense, and key buckets along the way. “The game went well, we just needed to start stronger and play well,” senior James Snyder said.

The ‘Rines got a big home win against the Wheaton Knights 85-81 on Wednesday, December 14. The game was back and forth all night, but in the fourth quarter the ‘Rines pulled away. Junior guard Anthony Bailey played amazing defense with his three blocks and plethora of steals.

Junior guard Victor Iglesias said, “We stayed focused and had motivation.” The team did just that in the huge win against the Knights.

“We came out moving the ball,” senior guard Kendale Sewell said. “We are just trying to compete and show everyone that Watkins Mill is coming up.”

Bailey’s defensive efforts helped fellow senior guard Bryson Faison spark some offense late in the game. Faison was dishing the ball out to the entire team, but most noticeably to Williams, who lead the team in points and rebounds, playing with tons of energy.

Junior guard Jamie Castillo was making shots left and right, including key shots that contributed to the ‘Rines late-game rally.

Come and join the Wolverines as they tip off against the Blake Bengals tonight as they look to rebound from a tough loss against Magruder. 

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