WASHINGTON – Gaithersburg guard Anthony Tarke and Magruder forward Joe Hugley went out with a bang Friday night in the 42nd annual Capital Classic preliminary game at the Dufour Center on the Catholic University campus.
Despite suffering a 114-108 loss to the DC/PG County All-Stars, Tarke and Hugley put on a standout performance for the NoVa/MoCo All-Stars.
Tarke finished with 16 points and six rebounds while Hugley tallied 14 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in a losing effort.
Tarke and Hugley were part of a Montgomery County contingency that also featured Richard Montgomery forward Nick Jackson and Springbrook guard Donovan Walker.
Jackson, who has committed to Widener, finished with four points and two rebounds while Walker scored 12 points, dished out four assists and grabbed two rebounds.
“It was pretty fun coming out for my last all-star game of the year [and] getting ready for Robert Morris [University],” said Hugley, who signed with the Colonials last week. “It was fun coming out here and playing against these guys. We’re really good friends off the court so it’s good to end my career with these guys. I’m pretty excited.”
Meanwhile, Tarke, who is undecided on his college plans, said he enjoyed playing with Hugley in their final high school game.
“We’re real close,” said Tarke. “Our friendship starting growing, I think, after the tenth grade summer, we started getting close. He’s a great guy, a great dude, a great character.”