With a 29-point first quarter, the Battlefield Bobcats broke a five-game losing streak and earned their first Cedar Run District win of the boys basketball season by beating Stonewall Jackson 68-60 Wednesday on the road in Manassas.
Luke Triggs scored 10 points in the first and Stacey Terry had nine to help Battlefield build a 29-18 lead and hold off the Raiders’ subsequent rally. Stonewall narrowed its deficit to 44-40 at halftime, but the Bobcats took a 57-50 lead by the end of the third period before ending on an 11-10 run to boost their record to 9-7 overall and 1-3 in the district while the Raiders fell to 9-8 and 2-2.
Jordan Radford led Battlefield with 20 points while Triggs and Terry had 13 each with Trevor Bounds adding 12.
For the Raiders, Isaiah Folkes had 16 points (14 in the first half), Declan McCarthy had 14 with four 3-pointers, Dechaun Reed had 11 points and Lorenzo Nichols had nine.
Woodbridge girls basketball 81, Gar-Field 10
With a season-best defensive performance, the Woodbridge Vikings dominated the Gar-Field girls basketball team 81-10 Wednesday on the road.
Alia Denwiddie’s season-high six steals helped Woodbridge amass 23 as a team while holding the Indians to fewer than three points in all but one period. The Vikings took a 26-2 lead in the first quarter, had a 48-4 advantage at halftime and entered the fourth period with a 64-9 lead. That improved their record to 7-0 in the Cardinal District and 16-1 overall with a seven-game winning streak while Gar-Field fell to 1-5 and 1-14.
Aaliyah Pitts led Woodbridge with 19 points while Camryn Platt-Morris had 13 (6-for-9 field goal shooting), Alia Denwiddie had 12 and Rayne Williams had 10 with Taelor Willard and Vanessa Laumbach (4-for-5) adding nine apiece. Pitts and Denwiddie each made 3-of-6 3-pointers to help the Vikings go 11-for-23 as a team.
Bender also had a season-high 13 rebounds while adding five each were Pitts, Willard and Platt-Morris. Pitts had four steals with three each from Laumbach and Platt-Morris, while Willard had six assists and Denwiddie had five with four apiece from Pitts and Platt-Morris. Bender also had four blocks.
Gar-Field boys basketball 72, Woodbridge 44
With 17 points from Antwi Asante, the Gar-Field Indians defeated Woodbridge’s boys basketball team 72-44 Wednesday at home in Woodbridge.
Asante, who averages 18 points per game over their past five contests, helped the Indians take a 24-6 lead in the first quarter, a 33-11 advantage at halftime and a 50-27 lead entering the fourth period. So Gar-Field’s record improved to 6-9 overall and 3-4 in the Cardinal District while the Vikings fell to 4-12 and 2-5.
Monty Byers added 14 points (6-for-9 field goal shooting), while Jalen Byers had 14, Christian Matthews had 12 and Cory Wilson had six. Matthews also had 10 rebounds and Asante had five assists.
For Woodbridge, Michael Cooper had 12 points and Jelani Wingate had nine with six each from Damon Prince Jr. and Josh Muange.
Stonewall Jackson girls basketball 59, Battlefield 44
The Stonewall Jackson Raiders extended their winning streak to six games Wednesday with a 59-44 victory over Battlefield’s girls basketball team at home in Manassas.
That kept them undefeated in the Cedar Run District at 4-0 with a 14-3 record overall while dropping the Bobcats to 1-3 and 9-8 after falling behind 20-9 in the first quarter. Stonewall expanded its lead to 36-17 at halftime and 46-35 entering the fourth period.
Hannah Williams led the Raiders with 17 points on 8-for-16 field goal shooting, while Zoe Kanti had 11 points, Nateazja Gaskins had 10, Imani Burke had eight and Reina Washington had seven. Williams also had nine rebounds, Washington had seven and Gaskins had six with five each from Kanti and Burke.
Adding six assists and three steals apiece were Williams and Washington, while Simone Jefferson and Gaskins had two blocks each.