2024-07-18 5:32 PM

Generals Eke Past Jaguars, 57-55

Despite a fourth quarter rally, the Falls Church High School boys varsity basketball team narrowly


NIZAR ALAMIN (left) kept Friday’s game against the Majors close. Jaguar Scott Slocum stands to the right. (Photo: Milan Gotcher)

lost, 57-55, to the Washington and Lee Generals last Friday.

The Falls Church Jaguars have struggled season-long to make high percentage shots, and Friday’s game was no different.

The Jaguars trailed the Generals, 19-7, going into the second quarter when the team made a 11-0 run in the last two minutes of the quarter, sparked by a three-point shot by junior shooting guard Bo Walker. The run cut the Generals’ lead and the Jaguars managed to narrow the gap to 32-31 by halftime.

With heavy play by senior forward Pranav Gangele and a three-pointer by Michel Medlej in the last minute of the game, the Jaguars were down by two when time ran out.

Jaguars junior Nizar Alamin led all scorers with 13 points

“Whenever we lose by so little it’s disappointing, but I am extremely happy we were able to rally twice,” said Jaguars Head Coach T.C. Papageorge.

He added, “With being down by nearly double digits and then having an opportunity to win toward the end, I’m pleased with our progress.”

The Jaguars faced the Mount Vernon Majors on Tuesday, and travel to J.E.B. Stuart this Friday.





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