National Christian conquers Quince Orchard to win summer league final

The Eagles continued its stellar summer campaign, stopping the Cougars’ Cinderella run for the 62-50 win to win the 2021 league title.

National Christian sneaks past Churchill in Summer League matchup

In a back-and-forth affair, where the score was deadlocked multiple times, Ralph Martino hit the game-winner for National Christian Academy to help the Eagles escape with the 77-74 victory over Churchill.

Poolesville fends off Quince Orchard in summer league play

In the second week of the Maryland Elite Varsity Summer League at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Monday night, Poolesville High School displayed enough offense and staved off a late comeback by Quince Orchard to earn a 34-30 victory.

Ryan Mutombo, son of Dikembe Mutombo, commits to Georgetown

WASHINGTON – Ryan Mutombo, the son of Hall of Fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, took to Twitter to announce his commitment to play college basketball at Georgetown University. A senior … Read More

Four-star guard commits to the Terrapins

By Brooks Warren/The Sports Pulse Contributor Courtesy photo BALTIMORE – University of Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and his coaching staff have added yet another talented basketball player to their … Read More

MPSSAA awards remaining basketball schools official semifinalist titles

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor HYATTSVILLE – The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) will officially recognize the remaining 16 boys and girls basketball teams that advanced to … Read More

Northwestern High School Basketball Coach Burke dies from complications of COVID-19

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributor HYATTSVILLE – Terrence Burke, head coach of the Northwestern High School boys basketball team, died on March 27 after battling with symptoms of the … Read More

MPSSAA Basketball State Championships Update, play could resume on April 6

By The Sports Pulse GREENBELT – The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has provided the public with more information on the state championships plan of action moving forward … Read More

PGCPS coaches react as MPSSAA state semifinals are postponed until further notice

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer HYATTSVILLE – Louis Wilson watched as alerts began to flicker on his phone late Wednesday evening. The head coach of the Dr. Henry … Read More

BREAKING: MPSSAA championship games will be held in ‘closed gym format’

By The Sports Pulse A letter from Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) regarding ‘closed gym format’ for upcoming championship games. Dear Members of The Media, The MPSSAA, Towson … Read More

Richard Montgomery tops Arundel to advance to state semifinals

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer ROCKVILLE — The Richard Montgomery High School boys basketball team entered the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) state quarterfinals as the … Read More

Churchill falls to Parkville in double-overtime postseason thriller

By Demetrius Dillard/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer PARKVILLE — The Winston Churchill High School boys basketball team held a three-possession lead late in double-overtime, but Parkville’s John Godinez was simply … Read More

Harris scores 25 as Flowers holds off Severna Park

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer SPRINGDALE – The Charles H. Flowers High School girls basketball team struggled early to find their shot in the state quarterfinal game against … Read More

PGCPS Regional Finals Girls Wrap-up: Flowers and Parkdale represent PGCPS in 4A, CMIT Academy makes history

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer GREENBELT – The Charles H. Flowers High School girls basketball team continues to roll in the playoffs as they defeated Dr. Henry Wise, … Read More

Anumgba exudes Mamba Mentality, drops 32 leading Paint Branch to regional title victory

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributor BURTONSVILLE — Many girls’ basketball regional championship games took place Wednesday night as one of them featured No. 1 seed Paint Branch and No. … Read More

Our favorite shots from the 2020 DCSAA Basketball Championships

Here at The Sports Pulse, we are blessed to have some of the best photographers in the industry getting you closest to the action. Here are some of our favorite … Read More

Damascus advances past Magruder to regional championship (Photos)

The Damascus High School boys basketball squad defeated Magruder High School 69-61 on March 3. The Swarmin’ Hornets (13-8) will go on to face Watkins Mill High School in the … Read More

Lady Pumas prevail against Roosevelt in MPSSAA playoffs

By José Umaña/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer UPPER MARLBORO – Listed as a power forward for the Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School girls basketball team, 5-foot-10, senior Gabrielle Williams … Read More

Hill, Wilson lead charge as Churchill girls basketball dominates WJ in playoffs

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer POTOMAC — The Winston Churchill High School girls basketball team had a dominant 2019-2020 season, heading into the playoffs undefeated with a first-round … Read More

Oxon Hill dominates Huntingtown in first round of playoffs (Photos)

Oxon Hill High School’s boys basketball team dominated Huntingtown High School (15-5) 83-68 on Feb. 28. The Clipppers (16-3) will now go on and advance to face undefeated St. Charles … Read More

Gaithersburg blows out Urbana, 67-41

By Harry Lichtman/The Sports Pulse Contributing Writer GAITHERSBURG — The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) high school basketball playoffs began Thursday and Friday for many schools, with one … Read More

The PGCPS Boys and Girls Basketball Championships in Photos

Here are some of our favorite shots by The Sports Pulse photographer Michael R. Smith from the 2020 PGCPS Boys and Girls High School Basketball County Championships.

A look back at the WCAC Girls Basketball Championship in Photos

Check out some photos from the 2020 WCAC Girls Basketball Championship held at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 24, 2020 from The Sports Pulse Photographer Michael R. Smith.

The 2020 WCAC Boys Basketball Championship in Photos

Check out some photos from the 2020 WCAC Boys Basketball Championship from The Sports Pulse Photographer Michael R. Smith.

Stags take down Paul VI, win 41st WCAC title

By Brooks WarrenThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – The DeMatha Catholic High School boys basketball team opened up the new decade on a high note as they held off … Read More

Bishop McNamara captures first WCAC Tournament title since 2008

By José UmañaThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – After receiving the final inbound pass with 2.8 seconds remaining in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Girls Basketball Tournament Championship, … Read More

DeMatha drops St. John’s, advances to WCAC Championship

PVI defeats Gonzaga to face Stags in final By Brooks WarrenThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – DeMatha Catholic High School and Paul VI Catholic High School descended upon the … Read More

McNamara finishes off Lady Cadets in WCAC Semifinals

By José UmañaThe Sports Pulse Contributing Writer WASHINGTON – Heading into the final two minutes of the fourth quarter with a 42-41 lead, the Bishop McNamara High School girls basketball … Read More

Clippers sink Potomac in Battle of Oxon Hill (Photos)

By The Sports Pulse Staff OXON HILL – The Oxon Hill High School boys basketball team took down Potomac High School, 67-61, on Feb. 20, 2020. The Clippers (18-3) managed … Read More

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 … Read More

Bishop McNamara vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (Boys Basketball)

Check out some frames taken by Michael R. Smith of a high school basketball match between Bishop McNamara High School and St. Mary’s Ryken High School on Feb. 11, 2020 … Read More

Baptiste goes off for 24 en route to shocking victory over Northwestern

By The Sports Pulse Staff RIVERDALE, Md. – Parkdale High School senior guard Koby Baptiste was on fire against Northwestern High School during a boys basketball match on Feb. 11. … Read More

Riverdale Baptist narrowly slips past National Christian Academy

By The Sports Pulse Staff LARGO, Md. – Riverdale Baptist School squeaked past National Christian Academy (20-7) by a single point to win its 22nd game of the season by … Read More

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