With five individual champions, the Woodbridge Vikings won the Cardinal District team title Saturday in their home gym.
They beat runner-up Colgan 229-188 while Forest Park placed third (184 points), Hylton finished fourth (153), Potomac took fifth (110) and Gar-Field placed sixth (86).
Peter Sepulveda, Samuel Congleton, Yousuf Hamman, Brian Nguyen and Seth Ellsmore won championships for the Vikings with Sepulveda pinning Forest Park’s Jack Bobeck during the 145-pound final in 3 minutes, 8 seconds. Cogleton pinned Gar-Field’s Jericho Musngi in 4:34 during the 113 final, while Hammad beat Hylton’s Jason Blakely 8-0 in the 126 final.
In the 106 final, Nguyen beat Forest Park’s Carson Miller 7-3, while Ellsmore defeated Colgan’s Cesar Rodriguez 3-1 in the 285 final. Finishing as district runners-up for Woodbridge were Christopher Nguyen at 120 and Mitchell Gelband at 152, while third-place finishes came from Carter Lyda (132), Joel Diaz (160), James Fluet (182) and Joshua Mancia (220).
Forest Park added four individual championships and Hylton won three weight classes with Potomac and Gar-Field claiming one title apiece.
For the Bruins, Charlie Lopez pinned Colgan’s Camden Miller in 3:58 during the 160 final, while Austin Lopez beat the Sharks’ Trever Ridley 11-5 in the 182 final, Josh Harmon defeated Colgan’s Levi Field 11-5 in the 132 final and Cade Eversley topped the Sharks’ Joe McKeown 3-2 in the 220 final. Carson Miller and Bobeck had runner-up finishes for the Bruins at 106 and 145, respectively, while third-place finishes came from Ethan Nguyen-Lambert (126), Brendan Marcy (138) and Kaden Hobt (170).
For Hylton, Nicolas Lorenzo won the 120 title with a 6-4 victory over the Vikings’ Christopher Nguyen, while Shawn Nonaka claimed the 138 championship with a 5-3 win over Potomac’s Syed Moaz and Jaden Deristel took the 152 title by beating Woodbridge’s Gelband 5-0. In addition to Blakely’s runner-up finish at 126, the Bulldogs got third-place finishes from Romeo Nathaniel (195) and Joseph Villalta (285).
For Gar-Field, Adrian Romero won the 170 final with a pin in 1:49 against the Sharks’ Joseph Suriano, while Musngi took second at 113 and Mohammad Rafi placed third at 120.
For Potomac, in addition to Moaz’s runner-up finish at 138, Emmanuel Ayi-Bonte won the 195 championship with a 9-5 decision against Colgan’s Isaiah Causey.
So the Sharks made the finals in seven weight classes but they ended with runner-up finishes from Field (132), Camden Miller (160), Suriano (170), Ridley (182), Causey (195), McKeown (220) and Rodriguez (285). Adding third-place finishes were Keshav Shah (106), Jaylyn Byerson (113), Jacob Saunders (145) and Brock MacGregor (152).
Benedictine boys basketball 72, Freedom 64
The Freedom Eagles’ seven-game winning streak ended Saturday with a 72-64 loss to Benedictine’s boys basketball team on the road in Richmond.
They took a 29-28 lead at halftime after ending the first quarter in a 15-15 tie, but Benedictine pulled away with a 24-10 run in the third period. So Freedom’s record fell to 8-9 despite 20 points from Caron Forde.
Tevian Boyd added 12 points with nine each from Stephen Padilla and Kishaun Kimble, while Nazir Armstrong had eight. Forde also had nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks, while Kimble had five rebounds and three assists.
Osbourn Park girls basketball 73, Stonewall Jackson 42
Shay Hagans’ season-high 30 points helped the Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets avenge a loss earlier this season to Stonewall Jackson’s girls basketball team by beating the Raiders 73-42 Friday at home in Manassas.
The Yellow Jackets entered the game averaging only 51 points per game with a 47-39 loss to Stonewall on Jan. 11, but they produced a season-best offensive effort in the rematch Friday. The victory also gave Osbourn Park sole possession of first place in the Cedar Run District with a 5-1 record (14-4 overall) while dropping the Raiders to 4-1 (15-4).
Jo Raflo added 17 points for the Yellow Jackets, helping them take a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, a 31-18 advantage at halftime and a 50-25 lead entering the fourth period.
Potomac boys basketball 62, Colgan 32
Tyrell Harris scored a season-high 19 points Friday to help the Potomac Panthers beat Colgan’s boys basketball team 62-32 on the road in Manassas.
He made 8-of-12 field goals, including 2-of-2 3-pointers, while Anthony Jackson tied a season-high with 17 points by making 6-of-9 field goals, including 4-of-6 3-pointers. So Potomac improved its record to 14-4 with eight consecutive victories while remaining undefeated in the Cardinal District at 9-0.
“Anthony’s always a big time player,” Panthers teammate Manny White said earlier this season. “He’s reliable, and he’s a great 3-point shooter. He gives us a lot. I feel like he’s gotten way better defensively, too.”
The Sharks, meanwhile, dropped to 2-14 and 1-6 after falling behind 21-5 early in the second quarter. The Panthers expanded their lead to 34-17 at halftime and began the second half on an 8-0 run before entering the fourth period with a 45-28 advantage.
Ray Woods had seven points for Potomac with eight other players adding at least two points apiece, while Harris had four of the Panthers’ eight blocks. Davion Morris-Dockery added three blocks while Jakhari Taylor had seven steals with Kyle Honore and Jackson adding three each, helping Potomac amass 17 as a team.
Harris also had seven rebounds and Caleb Satchell had five, while Honore had three assists.
Woodbridge girls basketball 65, Hylton 12
The Woodbridge Vikings held an opponent under 13 points in two consecutive games by beating Hylton’s girls basketball team 65-12 Friday on the road.
They previously defeated Hylton 81-10 on Jan. 23, so they have allowed only 27.1 points per game over their past seven contests, helping them extend their winning streak to eight games for a 17-1 record overall and an 8-0 mark in the Cardinal District.
The Vikings amassed 25 steals against Hylton (2-16 overall, 0-9 district), giving them more steals than points allowed for a second consecutive game. Taelor Willard and Aaliyah Pitts had five steals each Friday while Camryn Platt-Morris had four and Vanessa Laumbach had three.
Pitts also had 21 points (10-for-16 field goal shooting) while Platt-Morris scored a season-high 19 (8-for-13) and Laumbach had nine. Pitts added nine assists and Willard had four with Alia Denwiddie and Platt-Morris adding three apiece.
Contributing six rebounds each were Deliayh Mohamed and Pitts, while Platt-Morris had four. Laumbach added three blocks and Pitts had two as they helped Woodbridge take a 19-4 lead in the first quarter, a 38-9 advantage at halftime and a 52-10 lead entering the fourth period.
William Monroe girls basketball 36, Brentsville 28
The Brentsville Tigers lost for the third time in their past five girls basketball games Friday with William Monroe beating them 36-28 on the road in Standardsville.
Catharine Forst had 14 points, but the Tigers failed to score at least 29 as a team for only the second time this season. Cai Smith added six points, but Brentsville’s record fell to 13-3 overall and 2-3 in the Class 3 Northwestern District after falling behind 18-11 at halftime Friday.
Osbourn boys basketball 76, Battlefield 49
The Osbourn Eagles used a season-best offensive effort Friday to beat Battlefield’s boys basketball team 76-49 at home in Manassas.
Thanks to eight 3-pointers, they topped 69 points for the first time this winter to boost their record to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the Cedar Run District while dropping Battlefield to 9-9 and 1-5.
Matt Pearson and Manny Ojo each made a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 15 and 13 points, respectively, while Jon Hylton had 13 and Draykeau Hogan had 12 with seven from Marquis Freeman. Hylton also had nine rebounds and seven assists without committing a turnover, making an impact with the ball in his hands even while not scoring.
“That’s something that I try to be,” Hylton said earlier this season. “Distribute the ball and get my teammates going.”
So Osbourn took a 19-11 lead in the first quarter, a 35-27 advantage at halftime and a 55-35 lead entering the fourth period.
For the Bobcats, Stacey Terry had 18 points and Luke Triggs had 10 with five from Jordan Radford.