Posted On: 03/7/19 1:00 AM

3ROCKVILLE, MD -- RM and Gaithersburg squared off in front of a packed house on Wednesday night in a do-or-die situation. The Rockets ultimately defeated the Trojans by just 2 points off the strength of a Ryan Cornish buzzer beater. Below is a look at three things I liked from this hard-fought and physical contest.


Ryan Cornish had just two points at halftime, and despite getting some good looks could not get his shot to fall. This did not affect his overall game. The gym was loud and it was difficult to hear at times, but Cornish was visibly urging his teammates to talk so they could continue to defend at a high level. In the final minute of overtime, he was responsible for hitting two clutch free throws to go along with the game-winner. Cornish also took two charges, one on Ituka and the other on Hawkins. Regardless of whether or not he is making shots, the sophomore continues to do things that won't show up on a stat sheet, but contribute to wins.


Both teams defended well, but Gaithersburg controlled the glass. Playing on virtually one leg, junior forward Chris Kouemi attacked the offensive

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