NORTH BETHESDA — Tuesday was the last day of the Maryland Elite Varsity Summer League regular season, as Good Counsel closed it out with a bang and dominated the Einstein Titans by the score of 49-30.
The game was kept relatively close midway through the first half, as the Falcons only led 9-7 at one point, but regained control and kept the tempo going the rest of the way, whether it was scoring in the paint or causing turnovers.
“I think when we started out in the first half, we were kind of slower,” said Good Counsel’s RJ Floyd. “Then we played like more one-on-one ball during the second half. We started to pick it up more, and that’s when we extended the lead.”
Trailing 33-22 in the second half, Einstein did go on a 6-2 run, but the Falcons proved to be too much.
Floyd and Bez Mbeng both led the way for Good Counsel with 10 points each. Eight of Floyd’s 10 points came in the second half.
On the other side, Einstein’s Camren Ashby soared by putting up 13 points on the evening, despite the loss.
“Sometimes I got lazy and I got a little too tired so I have to work out a little bit more,” Ashby said.
With the regular season over, Good Counsel finishes 6-4 while Einstein’s record stands at 4-6, as the playoffs begin the next day.
Floyd still feels confident that his team can still win it all. “We had a rough time this summer,” he said. “Our key players weren’t there in certain games because that’s when we lost, but I think we can still win the championship.”
Meanwhile, Ashby knows that his Titans need to improve, especially on defense, coming into the postseason. “I just think we need to work on our team ball,” he said.