The Potomac Panthers clinched a conference-level regular season championship for the fifth consecutive season by beating Freedom’s boys basketball team 73-59 Wednesday at home in Dumfries for the Cardinal District title.
Potomac improved to 10-1 in the district and 16-5 overall while the Eagles fell to 7-3 and 9-10, suffering their first district loss since falling to the Panthers on Jan 4, 57-45.
On Wednesday, Anthony Jackson made 5-of-7 3-pointers to score a season-high 22 points for the Panthers.
“My teammates set really good screens to help me get open, and it’s just the ball movement,” Jackson said earlier this season. “We love playing with each other. It’s not a ‘Me’ team, it’s a ‘We’ team.”
Julian Cumba-Figueroa added 12 points and Jakhari Taylor had eight with seven each from Ray Woods and Davion Morris-Dockery. Jackson also made 5-of-5 free throws to help the Panthers go 18-for-22 as a team.
Taylor added 11 rebounds and Morris-Dockery had six, while Woods had five assists with three apiece from Kejahn Raine and Kyle Honore. Manny White had four steals and Caleb Satchell had three, while Morris-Dockery had two blocks.
In the first quarter, Potomac took an early 10-1 lead but fell behind 16-15 before entering the second period with an 18-16 advantage. Then the Panthers used a 29-14 run to take a 47-30 halftime lead en route to an advantage as large as 68-46.
Woodbridge girls basketball 62, Colgan 39
For the fifth consecutive girls basketball season, the Woodbridge Vikings won a conference-level regular season championship.
They beat Colgan 62-39 at home Wednesday to win the Cardinal District title thanks to an 11-0 league record with a 25-game district winning streak dating back to last season. The Sharks’ loss dropped them to 8-3 in the Cardinal and 13-7 overall, while Woodbridge improved to 20-1 overall with an 11-game winning streak.
Aaliyah Pitts led the Vikings with 16 points, while Camryn Platt-Morris had 12, Vanessa Laumbach had 11, Alia Denwiddie had eight and Adaija Bender had six. Bender also had 12 rebounds, Pitts had seven and Laumbach had five, while Pitts had five steals, Platt-Morris had four and Taelor Willard had three.
Willard added five assists while Pitts had four and Denwiddie had three, helping Woodbridge take a 14-12 lead in the first quarter, a 29-22 advantage at halftime and a 48-28 lead entering the fourth period.
Patriot boys basketball 85, Stonewall Jackson 79
With 31 points from Devon Parrish, the Patriot Pioneers defeated Stonewall Jackson’s boys basketball team 85-79 Wednesday at home in Nokesville.
They improved their record to 18-2 overall and 6-1 in the Cedar Run District with the Raiders at 10-10 and 3-4. So the Pioneers can win the Cedar Run regular season championship with another victory Friday against Osbourn Park.
“Coach just tells us that we haven’t really done anything yet,” senior Hagan Vandiver said earlier this season. “We haven’t won any [championships]. He just tells us to keep working and not forget what got us to this point.”
Stonewall led 68-59 at the end of the third quarter, but the Pioneers finished on a 26-11 run. Patriot had a 24-22 advantage in the first period and 25-23 lead at halftime before the Raiders went on a 25-14 run in the third quarter.
Parrish, a senior guard, made 5-of-7 3-pointers to help the Pioneers go 10-for-22 as a team. The third-year starter also made 10-of-12 free throws.
“He’s seen everything at this point,” Patriot coach Sherman Rivers said earlier this winter. “He’s always had the skill set to do what he’s doing, and I think now he just has the confidence to get it done.”
Jakai Moore added 22 points on 10-for-12 field goal shooting while Yusef Salih had nine and Vandiver had seven. Finishing with six rebounds each were Jackson Ford, Salih, Parrish and Moore. Parrish also had three assists.
Osbourn Park girls basketball 49, Battlefield 19
The Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets held an opponent under 21 points for the fifth time this season to beat Battlefield’s girls basketball team 49-19 Wednesday on the road in Haymarket.
The Bobcats failed to score 26 points for the first time this winter to finish the regular season with a 2-6 Cedar Run District record and a 10-11 mark overall, while OP maintained its lead in the district at 6-1 with a 15-4 record overall.
Shay Hagans led the Yellow Jackets with 12 points while Hannah Osaro had 11.
Forest Park boys basketball 55, Hylton 43
The Forest Park Bruins held Hylton’s boys basketball team to three first-quarter points en route to a 55-43 victory at home Wednesday.
They scored 17 points in the first period to build a 32-17 halftime lead before entering the fourth quarter with a 40-31 advantage. So they have a 10-10 record with victories in five of their past six games and an 8-3 record in the Cardinal District, while the Bulldogs fell 3-18 overall and 3-8 in the district.
Brandon Daniels led Forest Park with 15 points, while Darryl Garib had 11, Alex Bravo had nine and Kevin Johnson had eight. Bravo, a senior guard, came off the bench to score six points in the fourth quarter and help the Bruins clinch the victory.
For Hylton, Courtney Houston had 11 and Greg Maddux-Velez had nine with five each from Kelby Garnett and Matthew Dugger.
Stonewall Jackson girls basketball 55, Patriot 41
The Stonewall Jackson Raiders remained in contention for the Cedar Run District regular season championship by beating Patriot’s girls basketball team 55-41 Wednesday at home in Manassas.
They took a 29-24 halftime lead after finishing the first quarter in a 14-14 tie. Then they used an 18-11 run in the third period to enter the fourth with a 47-35 advantage. So Stonewall improved its record to 6-1 in the district and 17-4 overall while the Pioneers fell to 3-4 and 10-8.
For Patriot, Raigan Booker had 15 points while Briana Griffin had seven and Caitlin Blackman had six. Blackman also led with seven rebounds and five assists, while Booker had six rebounds with four each from Lauryn Moore and Griffin.
Battlefield boys basketball 77, Osbourn Park 61
The Battlefield Bobcats won consecutive Cedar Run District games for the first time this boys basketball season by beating Osbourn Park 77-61 Wednesday on the road in Manassas.
Stacey Terry led them with 25 points and Jordan Radford had 24 to help the Bobcats finish the regular season at 3-5 in the district and 11-9 overall while the Yellow Jackets fell to 1-6 and 7-11.
“We play in arguably the toughest conference in the state,” Battlefield coach Randall Bills said earlier this season.
Luke Triggs added 11 points with six each from Tristen Olds and Trevor Bounds, while Terry and Radford combined for 15 points in the first quarter to give Battlefield a 21-19 lead.
Then the Bobcats took a 43-35 halftime advantage with Radford and Terry combining for 18 points in the second period. In the third quarter, Battlefield made three 3-pointers for a 68-49 lead.
For OP, Ethan Walker had 21 points, Kylique Wilson had 13, Sekai Clayton had 11 and Jaren Cezar had eight.