The Woodbridge Vikings won their 24th consecutive game in Cardinal District play Tuesday by defeating Freedom’s girls basketball team 70-26 on the road.
The victory gave them a 10-0 record in the district this season with a 19-1 mark overall, including a 10-game winning streak, while Freedom’s record fell to 7-11 and 4-6.
Woodbridge used 18 steals to help drop its defensive scoring average to 36.4 points allowed per game this winter. Taelor Willard, Alia Denwiddie and Camryn Platt-Morris each had three steals with two apiece from four other players.
Willard also had eight assists for the second consecutive night, giving her 5.1 per game this season, while Denwiddie had four. Olivia Brooks added nine rebounds and Adaija Bender had six, while contributing five each were Pitts, Deliayh Mohamed and Vanessa Laumbach.
So the Vikings took a 17-6 lead in the first quarter, a 36-14 advantage at halftime and 58-23 lead entering the fourth period.
Osbourn boys basketball 45, Patriot 43
The Patriot Pioneers’ undefeated run in Cedar Run District play ended Tuesday with the Osbourn Eagles holding them to season-low point total and only 36 percent field goal shooting.
Osbourn won 45-43 at home in Manassas while limiting the Pioneers to fewer than 14 points in each quarter. Patriot averaged 69.5 points per contest entering the evening and had never scored fewer than 54 in a game until Tuesday, when their record fell to 5-1 in the district and 17-2 overall.
The Eagles, meanwhile, held an opponent under 47 points for the 13th time, improving their record to 5-2 and 16-4. Their defense now averages only 43.7 points allowed per game with the help of a deliberate Osbourn offensive system.
“Our offense can be our defense,” Eagles coach Rocky Carter said earlier this season. “That’s the idea of the thing. Be patient. Use [ball movement] because we are small.”
Patriot’s leading scorers this season, Hagan Vandiver and Devon Parrish, finished with only six points each Tuesday, while Yusef Salih had eight, Jackson Ford had seven and Marcus Taylor had six.
Osbourn trailed 35-34 entering the fourth period but then built a nine-point lead. The Pioneers responded with a rally that cut their deficit to two points with about one minute remaining. Then Parrish got off a 3-point shot with about two seconds remaining, but it missed.
“Matt Pearson [played] great defense against Parrish on his last second shot,” said Carter, who also credited the “basketball savvy” of Vandiver, a point guard, for Patriot’s late run.
Earlier, the Pioneers took a 13-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and a 10-point lead during the second quarter before the Eagles cut their deficit to 22-19 at halftime with sophomore reserve Anthony Samneigo scoring six points during the final two minutes of the first half.
“Our bench helped us tremendously,” Carter said. “Samneigo single-handedly brought us back.”
Jon Hylton led Osbourn with 11 points while Manny Ojo had nine on three 3-pointers. Samneigo added eight points, Marquis Freeman had six and Josh Newland had three.
“Newland had a huge 3[pointer] … and made phenomenal decisions, managing the game in crunch time in the fourth quarter,” Carter said.
Hylton also had five rebounds, while the Pioneers’ Jakai Moore had seven and Parrish had six.
Brentsville girls basketball 33, Culpeper 24
One day after losing to Culpeper by 11 points on the road, the Brentsville Tigers beat those same Blue Devils 33-24 Tuesday at home in Nokesville.
They dominated the first half 23-8 en route to boosting their record to 14-4 overall and 3-4 in the Class 3 Northwestern District. Brentsville also held an opponent under 25 points in a game for the ninth time this season.
Gabrielle Garrison led the Tigers’ offense with 10 points while Catharine Forst had nine, Cai Smith had eight and Shannon Hutchens had six.
Gar-Field boys basketball 69, Hylton 52
The Gar-Field Indians composed their first three-game winning streak of the season Tuesday with a 69-52 victory at home over Hylton’s boys basketball team.
They made 60.9 percent of their field goals (28-for-46) with Antwi Asante going 10-for-13 to end with 23 points. So Gar-Field avenged a 65-56 loss to the Bulldogs on Jan. 11 and improved its record to 5-6 in the district and 8-14 overall, while Hylton fell to 3-7 and 3-17.
Monty Byers added 15 points for the Indians, Dylan Watts had 12 (4-for-6 3-point shooting) and Christian Matthews had 11, while Asante had an incredible 17 rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead Gar-Field in all four major statistical categories.
Matthews added eight rebounds while Monty Byers had five and Jalen Byers had four with three steals. So Gar-Field took a 19-11 lead in the first quarter, a 31-23 advantage at halftime and a 47-38 lead entering the fourth period.
For Hylton, Courtenay Houston had 18 points, Matthew Dugger had 11 and Nate Arrington had six, as well as five rebounds.
Forest Park boys basketball 66, Colgan 59
The Forest Park Bruins weathered a late Colgan rally to beat the Sharks 66-59 Tuesday on the road in Manassas.
They built a 22-10 lead in the first quarter, a 34-22 advantage at halftime and a lead as large as 20 points in the third period before entering the fourth with a 51-35 lead. Colgan finished on a 25-15 run, but its record still fell to 2-16 overall and 1-9 in the Cardinal District while Forest Park improved to 9-10 and 7-3.
Kevin Johnson led the Bruins with 18 points, including 4-for-6 3-point shooting, while Evan Reed had 12 points and Kenneth Clark had 11 with five each from Darryl Garib, Diego Cobb and Tyler Smith.
For Colgan, Blake Edwards and Ta'Zir Smith had 12 points each, while George Howe had 11, Chase Lundy had eight and Trenton Penn had five.
Patriot girls basketball 48, Osbourn 36
Naomi Hanton’s nine blocks helped the Patriot Pioneers defeat Osbourn’s girls basketball team 48-36 Tuesday at home in Nokesville.
Kayla Amoah and Raigan Booker added two blocks each to help Patriot finish with 15 as a team. So the Pioneers’ record improved to 3-3 in the Cedar Run District and 10-7 overall while the Eagles fell to 1-5 and 5-15.
Caitlin Blackman and Booker led Patriot with 10 points each while Elena Bertrand and Lauryn Moore had six apiece. Amoah added eight rebounds and Booker had seven, while Blackman had three steals.
Amoah, Booker and Taylor Booker also had two assists each to help Patriot take a 9-8 lead in the first quarter, a 24-16 advantage at halftime, a 36-28 lead entering the fourth period.
Freedom boys basketball 64, Woodbridge 53
Three Freedom players scored at least 15 points each Tuesday to lead the Eagles to a 64-53 victory at home over Woodbridge’s boys basketball team.
They took a 26-10 lead in the first quarter, a 40-21 advantage at halftime and a 51-36 lead entering the fourth period en route to boosting their record to 7-2 in the Cardinal District and 9-9 overall despite a 1-6 start to this season.
Against Woodbridge (4-6 district, 6-13 overall), Nazir Armstrong had 16 points on 3-for-6 field goal shooting with Tevian Boyd and Kishaun Kimble adding 15 points each. Vershon Lee led Freedom with six steals, five assists and three steals, while Armstrong had four rebounds and Caron Forde had four assists.
Kimble added three steals while four other Eagles had two apiece.