Devon Parrish continued his early-season scoring outburst Monday by leading the Patriot Pioneers with 17 points during a 75-40 win over Freedom’s boys basketball team on the road in Woodbridge.
So the senior already has 62 points this season (20.7 per game) for the undefeated Pioneers (3-0). Despite his worst shooting night of the season Monday (5-for-13 field goals), Parrish has made 49 percent of his attempts (17-for-35) and 71 percent of his free throws (12-for-17). Better yet, he has made 57 percent of his 3-point attempts (12-for-21) with a 3-for-6 performance against Freedom (0-2).
Parrish also led the Pioneers with four steals and four assists, helping them take a 26-6 lead in the first quarter, a 46-17 advantage at halftime and a 62-35 lead entering the fourth period.
Lance Gaskins finished with 12 points (5-for-5 field goals), Hagen Vandiver had 11 (3-for-4 3-pointers) and Griffin Flanagan had eight with Allen Davis and Jakai Moore adding seven each. Gaskins also had seven rebounds and Parrish had five, while Vandiver had three steals and Yusef Salih had three assists.
Adding two assists each were Zack Blue, Vandiver and Flanagan.
Woodbridge girls basketball 63, Osbourn Park 56
In an early-season showdown of arguably the best two girls basketball teams in Prince William County, Woodbridge’s Aaliyah Pitts outdueled Osbourn Park’s Shay Hagans to help give the Vikings a 63-56 victory Monday at home.
Pitts, a junior forward, scored 28 points to keep Woodbridge undefeated at 2-0, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 2-1 despite 26 points from Hagans, a senior guard. Pitts made 8 of 17 field goals, including 4-for-6 3-point shooting, with 8-for-10 free-throw shooting.
So the Vikings rallied from a 27-25 halftime deficit with a 20-13 run that gave them a 45-40 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Woodbridge’s Vanessa Laumbach finished with nine points, Camryn Platt-Morris had eight, Adaija Bender had seven and Olivia Brooks had six, while Taelor Willard led them with five assists. Laumbach also had three assists and five rebounds with Platt-Morris adding five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Willard and Bender had three steals each, too.
Patriot girls basketball 60, Freedom 45
With a double-double from Caitlin Blackman, the Patriot Pioneers remained undefeated by beating Freedom’s girls basketball team 60-45 Monday at home in Nokesville.
She finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds, six steals and five assists to boost Patriot’s record to 3-0 while dropping the Eagles to 2-1. So Blackman, a sophomore, leads the Pioneers this season with averages of 9.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 steals per game.
Raigan Booker led them Monday with 16 points, Elena Bertrand had 13 and Lauryn Moore had eight, while Kayla Amoah had seven rebounds and Booker had five. Bertrand also had four of Patriot’s 21 steals and Taylor Booker had three, while Booker had five assists.
So the Pioneers overcame a 12-10 deficit in the first quarter to lead 29-20 at halftime and 43-31 entering the fourth period.
Osbourn Park boys basketball 68, Woodbridge 51
The Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets earned their first victory of the boys basketball season by rallying from an early 15-point deficit to beat Woodbridge 68-51 Monday at home in Manassas.
The Vikings began the game on a 20-5 run, but their record still fell to 0-2 while OP improved to 1-3.
Kylique Walker led the Yellow Jackets with 23 points, while Ethan Wilson had 18 and Jae'sean Otero had 11.
Osbourn boys basketball 62, Hylton 46
The Osbourn Eagles remained undefeated Monday with a 62-46 victory over Hylton’s boys basketball team on the road in Woodbridge.
They took a 19-11 lead in the first quarter and expanded that to 43-20 at halftime en route to improving their record to 5-0 while the Bulldogs fell to 0-1. Hylton finished on a 19-10 run after entering the fourth period in a 52-27.
The Bulldogs lost despite Adrian Bryant’s seven 3-pointers. He finished with 24 points, while Gregory Maddux-Velez had 10 points. Adding one 3-pointer each for their lone points were Earnest Crews and Corliss Ntim.