Fairmont Heights slips past Gwynn Park, 59-58

By Sports Pulse Staff

GREENBELT – The Fairmont Heights High School boys basketball team enjoyed a one-point victory over Gwynn Park High School, 59-58 on Feb. 18.

The Yellow Jackets (6-13) took the lead after the second quarter going up by two (17-15). After a slow start in the first half, Gwynn Park eventually tied the game up (22-22) at the end of the third quarter, but the Hornets pulled away in the fourth.

Gwynn Park had four players score in double-figures, including key performances by Markeith Franks, Darius Joyner, Ryan Archey and Christian Hayes, who all combined for 46 total points.

Hayes led the way for the Yellow Jackets with 14 points, and Joyner knocked down two shots from beyond the arch and was perfect at the charity stripe (3-3). Though it wasn’t enough to stop Fairmont Heights that scored an all-around team victory.

The Hornets (14-7) will gear up to take on Surrattsville High School (12-9) on Feb. 20 in Clinton (Senior Night), and the Yellow Jackets will try to snag a victory against Largo High School (5-14) at home on Feb. 20.

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