SANDY SPRING – Sherwood senior Tyrese Williams scored a game-high 20 points Thursday to lead the Warriors to a 68-57 home victory over arch-rival Magruder.
Williams, the son of former NBA and University of Maryland standout Walt “The Wizard” Williams, described the win over Magruder as “big.”
“It’s just nice to beat them and prove that we can be division champs,” said Williams, who scored a career-high 33 points in Sherwood’s win over Watkins Mill last month.
Sherwood senior Chris West added 15 points for the Warriors who improved to 8-4.
The Warriors trailed Magruder by a basket at halftime but outscored the Colonels 25-10 in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, Magruder, who fell to 6-6, was led by guards David Garey and Marquaine Wilkerson who combined to score 25 points for the Colonels.
Williams, who had a highlight reel play early in the fourth quarter, scored five straight points to put the Warriors ahead, 56-39, with 6:09 remaining in the period.
However, Magruder rallied behind the sharpshooting of Garey and Wilkerson down the stretch.
Garey, a junior, finished with a team-high 15 points while Wilkerson, a senior, added 10 points in the loss.
“They were ready for us,” said Garey. “We came out and underestimated them and they were ready.”