Seneca Valley Boys Extend Win Streak to Eight, as Post-Season Nears
As the post-season awaits, the Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles boys basketball team is soaring. Seneca Valley has won eight straight games and are 12-13 in 2016 and 17-4 for the season.
The Eagles pulled off the difficult task of winning three games on three consecutive nights. Seneca Valley completed the sweep with a home win over Poolesville, 65-38 on Wednesday, they went on the road and defeated a 14-4 Blake 79-59 team Thursday night, and were back home for a 54-47 victory over 11-9 Magruder on Senior Night at Seneca Valley on Friday night.
Seneca had to come back in the second half to defeat Magruder last night. The Eagles were led by junior Brandon Simpson with 19 points and nine rebounds. Senior center Terry Milburne added eight points to help secure the 54-47 victory and extend the winning streak to eight.
At Blake High School on Thursday, the Eagles cruised to a 20 point win over one of the Bengals who were ranked 18th in the region by Maryland Sports Access, while the Seneca Valley was ranked 20th.
“Yeah they were ranked higher,” said Seneca Valley Head Coach Brian Humphrey after Thursday’s game, “But, they were missing one of their better players, and that certainly makes a difference.”
Seneca had three players in double-figures and two with more than 20 points in the game against Blake. Led by Quentin Twyman’s 27 points, and Kareem Mathew’s 24 points the Eagles dispatched Blake with seeming ease. Simpson added 14 points as Seneca beat Blake.