Down by seven points midway through the third quarter and without its top scorer on Tuesday against C.H. Flowers, the Eleanor Roosevelt boys’ basketball team once again found a way to keep its perfect record in tact. The third-ranked Raiders held the Jaguars scoreless for more than nine minutes and senior forward Malachi Alexander scored a season-high 18 points in a 49-40 victory.
After falling by three points to Magruder in the Maryland 4A final last March, Eleanor Roosevelt remains unbeaten this season despite trailing in the second half of five of its 11 victories this season.
“We knew we had to work even harder in the second half,” Alexander said of the team’s latest comeback victory against the defending Prince George’s 4A champions. “You don’t want to put yourself in that type of situation against a good team, but I don’t think anybody thought we would lose. I know I didn’t.”