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Screaming Eagles Dismantle Damascus 71-31, for Fourth Straight Victory

It was over pretty early in the gym at Seneca Valley, as the Screaming Eagles jumped out to an early first-quarter lead over the visiting Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets and never looked back, en route to a 40 point victory.

Damascus struggled in the early going not getting on the scoreboard until 6:19 seconds into the game, and finding themselves down 11-2 with 1:41 remaining in the first quarter. At the end of the first, Seneca led 13-4.

“We had a little extra incentive tonight,” said Seneca Head Coach Brian Humphrey, who played his high school basketball and later was an assistant coach at Damascus. “We wanted to come out strong tonight. In the last couple of games, we started a little slow and kind of build up momentum. Tonight, we wanted to start strong and keep it going the whole game.”

Damascus came out in the second period and quickly cut the lead to 15-10 on two three-point shots, one from Mason Green and another from Doug Gibson. But Seneca Valley was propelled by senior Quentin Twyman, who had 16 points in the first half. Twyman would finish with 22 points in three periods.

“He (Twyman) took it upon himself to post up a couple of times, and sometimes we called some plays for him. He had an advantage in the post tonight, and he took it. Also, when Damascus was in the zone defense, we put Brandon (Simpson) in the high post and Brandon did a real nice job of penetrating from the high post and feeding Quentin and he got a couple of nice shots off that.”

Humphrey called Friday’s game the Eagles best team win of the season as 10 of the 12 Eagles players were on the scoresheet. Led by Twyman’s 22, and junior Kareem Matthew’s 14 points. Seniors Andrew Dantzler and Terry Millburne and junior Brandon Simpson had six points apiece.

Damascus was led by McLean Djouha with 12 points and Mason Green, who finished with nine points. Doug Gibson added eight points, and Garrett Brown completed the scoring with two points. The Hornets fall to 2-7 for the season, and will play at 1-8-1 Watkins Mill next Friday.