The Prince George’s County Middle School championship games showcased some of the best young talent our county had to offer. In the girls championship match-up, we had James Madison against last years county champion Walker Mill. A well coached game by both teams, James Madison used their size to their advantage while Walker Mill used their speed and defensive grit to show they deserved to be here two years in a row. A game full of momentum swings, but the ladies of Walker Mill Middle School made enough plays on both sides of the ball to leave with their second consecutive County Championship trophy. Turning our sites to the boys game, Ernest Just Middle School coming off a great playoff win against CMIT South was matched up against Samuel Ogle Middle School; a team who found their way back to the county championships after last years disappointing lost. First half Samuel Ogle showed their dominance and took a double-digit lead into halftime. Seeming like an easy win for the Rams, the narrative quickly changed when Ernest Just found a different gear on defense and offense in the second half. They made a massive come back that fell short. Samuel Ogle made “JUST” enough plays to walk away with their first county championship. Following these tremendous games during the week, the Huddle had the privilege to cover some of these same talented kids in the Prince George’s County Middle School All Star Showcase at Bishop McNamara H.S. It was a pleasure to sit down with our counties up and coming superstars (boys and girls) and talk about the opportunity to represent their schools in this All Star game, their basketball aspirations, and their academics achievements. The resounding message we got from all of these amazing young players was, “We Got Next”!!! Message received loud and clear!!!

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