The Potomac Panthers claimed their most lopsided victory of the boys basketball season Thursday by defeating Woodbridge 75-33 at home in Dumfries.
Seven Panthers finished with at least two steals each to give Potomac a four-game winning streak and a 6-2 record, including a 2-0 mark in the Cardinal District. Julian Cumba-Figueroa led the Panthers with three of their 18 steals, so they allowed fewer than 11 points in every quarter.
Potomac took a 21-9 lead in the first period, expanded that to 42-15 at halftime and entered the fourth quarter with a 67-25 advantage. So the Vikings’ record fell to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the district.
The Panthers made 11 of 26 3-pointers with Jakhari Taylor going 2-for-2 to lead them with 15 points. Taylor also made 9 of 10 free throws to finish the game with only one missed shot overall. Cumba-Figueroa added 10 points while Kejahn Raine and Anthony Jackson had nine each with Tyrell Harris adding eight and Kyle Honore contributing seven.
Adding three assists each were Raine, Taylor, Harris and Lawrence Applewhite, who also had five rebounds.
Colgan girls basketball 55, Osbourn Park 45
The Colgan Sharks ended Osbourn Park’s four-game winning streak Thursday by beating the Yellow Jackets 55-45 on the road in Manassas.
OP entered the night allowing only 30.6 points per game and had only once give up more than 37 points to an opponent. But the Sharks took a 29-28 halftime lead and finished on a 26-17 run. So their record improved to 4-3 while Osbourn Park’s fell to 6-2.
Colgan made 21 of 34 free throws with Kennedy Fuller going 7-for-7 en route to 14 points, while Alyssa Andrews had 15 points with 9-for-15 free throw shooting. Jordan Smith led the Sharks with 20 points thanks to four 3-pointers.
For the Yellow Jackets, Shay Hagans had 16 points while Hannah Osaro had eight, Jo Raflo had seven and Maddie Scarborough had six.
Forest Park boys basketball 75, Gar-Field 62
Leading by only three points entering the fourth quarter Thursday, the Forest Park Bruins made a late push for a 75-62 victory over Gar-Field’s boys basketball team at home in Woodbridge.
They finished on a 25-15 run to remain undefeated in Cardinal District play at 2-0 with an overall three-game winning streak for a 3-5 record. The Indians, meanwhile, fell to 0-2 in the district and 2-5 overall with Forest Park building a 16-10 lead in the first quarter, a 35-31 halftime advantage and a 50-47 lead entering the fourth period.
Brandon Daniels led the Bruins with 25 points while Darryl Garib had 20, Diego Cobb had 11, Kevin Johnson had 10 and Tyler Smith had seven. Johnson made 6 of 6 free throws to help the Bruins finish 23-for-34, while Smith made 2 of 2 3-pointers and Daniels went 3-for-6.
Garib also had 11 rebounds and Johnson had seven assists, while Gar-Field’s Antwi Asante and Christian Matthews had seven rebounds each with Jalen Byers and Asante adding three assists apiece.
Byers also had 24 points (9-for-13 field goals) while Asante had 12 (5-for-9) and Cory Wilson had 10 (4-for-5).
Woodbridge girls basketball 51, Connelly School of the Holy Child 39
A slow start after a trip to the Bahamas couldn’t even end the Woodbridge Vikings’ momentum.
They continued their undefeated season by beating Connelly School of the Holy Child (Potomac, Maryland) 51-39 Thursday after traveling to Nassau, Bahamas, for a KSA girls basketball tournament.
Woodbridge (8-0) scored only two points in the first quarter and trailed 16-11 at halftime, but the Vikings finished the game on a 27-11 run after trailing 28-24 entering the fourth period.
Aaliyah Pitts finished two assists short of a triple-double, amassing 12 points 14 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block. Camryn Platt-Morris added 10 points and Alia Denwiddie had eight with Taelor Willard and Rayne Williams adding seven points apiece.
Platt-Morris also had seven rebounds while Vanessa Laumbach and Olivia Brooks had five each. Willard added two assists and two steals, while Platt-Morris had three steals.
Patriot girls basketball 43, Potomac 38
The Patriot Pioneers rallied from a halftime deficit Thursday to beat Potomac’s girls basketball team 43-38 at home in Nokesville with 14 points from Briana Griffin.
She made 6 of 12 field goals to help Patriot rally from a 20-17 halftime deficit after falling behind 13-12 in the first quarter. The Pioneers took a 30-27 lead entering the fourth period en route to improving their record to 5-2 while dropping the Panthers to 2-8.
Caitlin Blackman added 10 points and Naomi Hanton had eight, while Raigan Booker had six rebounds with five each from Griffin, Hanton and Blackman, who also had three blocks. Raigan Booker finished with four assists while Taylor Booker and Blackman had three each.
Blackman and Raigan Booker also had three steals each.