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Laurel basketball squads ousted in sectional semifinals

Laurel basketball squads ousted in sectional semifinals

In a high-scoring Class 4A South Section II tournament contest, the Spartans scored 83 points – with 53 coming after halftime.

It was the most points that Laurel scored in a game this season.

That is normally enough to win a high school game but Laurel allowed Bladensburg to score 94 points on March 2 and the fell 94-83 in the sectional semifinals.

Bladensburg eventually lost in the regional finals to Eleanor Roosevelt on March 4.

Laurel’s run to the region semifinals was the first time they went that far in several years, according to head coach Torrence Oxendine.

Antone Matthews, a junior, had 26 points for Laurel while Kirk Hawkins had 25....

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