The Gar-Field Indians put an end to Potomac’s 14-game winning streak in Cardinal District play Monday by beating the Panthers 65-51 on the road in Dumfries.
Jalen and Monty Byers combined for 39 points to give Gar-Field a 4-6 record in the district and 7-14 overall while dropping Potomac to 9-1 and 15-5. The Panthers hadn’t lost a Cardinal game since Jan. 26, 2018 and they had had an overall winning streak of eight games this winter.
The Indians took a 19-14 lead in the first quarter, but Potomac rallied to tie the score 30-30 at halftime. Gar-Field responded with a 14-9 run in the third period and a 21-12 streak in the fourth. So the Panthers failed to score at least 52 points for only the second time this season.
Jalen Byers scored 20 points on 7-for-10 field goal shooting and Monty Byers had 19 on 6-for-9 to help Gar-Field go 24-for-44 (54.5 percent) as a team. Christian Matthews added 12 points and Dylan Watts had seven, while Antwi Asante had six steals to help the Indians amass 11 as a team. So Gar-Field scored 23 points on Potomac’s 25 turnovers.
Matthews also had 12 rebounds and four assists, while Asante had eight rebounds.
For the Panthers, Tyrell Harris had 14 points and Jakhari Taylor had nine with six apiece from Julian Cumba-Figueroa, Kyle Honore and Lawrence Applewhite. Harris also had 13 rebounds and Taylor had eight, while Manny White had six assists and Honore had five steals.
Battlefield boys basketball 78, Stonewall Jackson 63
Five Battlefield players scored at least nine points each Monday to lead the Bobcats to a 78-63 victory over Stonewall Jackson’s boys basketball team on the road in Manassas.
Stacey Terry led the Bobcats with 17 points and Jordan Radford had 12.
“They are the offensive leaders of the team,” Battlefield coach Randall Bills said earlier this season. “We’ve talked about other guys stepping up and helping out and sharing the load. Some guys have done it at times, and we’re just looking for more consistency.”
Bills got that Monday with Tristen Olds and Trevor Bounds adding 11 points each, while Justin Glover and Luke Triggs had nine apiece. So the Bobcats finished with their most points in a game since a season-opening win over Woodbridge, 81-46.
Battlefield used a 20-13 run in the second quarter Monday en route to boosting its record to 10-9 overall with a 2-5 mark in the Cedar Run District while dropping the Raiders to 10-9 and 3-3. The Bobcats led 16-13 in the first quarter, 36-26 at halftime and 55-42 entering the fourth period.
They made 19 of 24 free throws, including 5-for-6 shooting by Triggs, while the Raiders countered with 18-for-25 free throw shooting. Isaiah Folkes led Stonewall with 21 points while Lorenzo Nichols had 12 with 10 each from Jaden McKenzie and Caleb Washington.
Folkes also had 16 rebounds, Mike Goree had seven and Washington had six, while Nichols had three assists with two blocks apiece from Dechaun Reed and Goree.
Culpeper girls basketball 45, Brentsville 34.
Despite a halftime lead, the Brentsville Tigers lost to Culpeper’s girls basketball team 45-34 Monday at home in Nokesville.
So their record fell to 13-4 with four losses in their past six games. They also fell to 2-4 in the Class 3 Northwestern District despite 11 points from Cai Smith, while Gabrielle Garrison had seven with six each from Catharine Forst and Shannon Hutchens.
The Tigers led 19-17 at halftime but ended up allowing more than 42 points in a game for only the second time this winter.
Woodbridge girls basketball 82, Forest Park 34
The Woodbridge Vikings scored more than 80 points in a game for the third time over seven games to beat Forest Park’s girls basketball team 82-34 Monday at home.
So they remained undefeated in the Cardinal District at 9-0 with a 23-game winning streak against league opponents over the past two seasons. Woodbridge also improved to 18-1 overall with a nine-game winning streak.
Aaliyah Pitts led them with 18 points, while Adaija Bender had 14, Vanessa Laumbach had 12, Alia Denwiddie had 11 and Camryn Platt-Morris had 10. Bender also had a season-high 14 rebounds, Pitts had nine and Laumbach had five, while Taelor Willard had eight assist and Pitts had six. Adding two steals apiece were Bender, Denwiddie and Platt-Morris while Pitts had two blocks.