The Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets completed the first half of their Cedar Run District schedule Tuesday with a 47-38 victory over Patriot’s girls basketball team at home in Manassas.
They stand at 3-1 in the district standings behind only Stonewall Jackson with a rematch against the Raiders looming Feb. 1. Osbourn Park (12-4 overall) lost to the Raiders 47-39 on Jan. 11, breaking a 12-game winning streak in Cedar Run play, but the Yellow Jackets rebounded Tuesday against the Pioneers, who fell to 2-2 (9-6 overall).
Patriot took an 11-9 lead in the first quarter but the Yellow Jackets rallied for a 27-22 advantage by halftime and led 36-29 entering the fourth period. Maddie Scarborough led OP with 15 points and Shay Hagans had 12.
For the Pioneers, Elena Bertrand had nine, Caitlin Blackman had eight and Taylor Booker had seven with five each from Naomi Hanton and Raigan Booker. Briana Griffin added seven rebounds with four each from Blackman and Raigan Booker, while Blackman had two steals and Booker had two blocks.
Forest Park boys basketball 56, Gar-Field 51
The Forest Park Bruins solidified their second-place spot in the Cardinal District standings Tuesday with a 56-51 victory over Gar-Field’s boys basketball team on the road.
They survived a late Indians’ run to improve their district record to 5-2 with a 6-11 mark overall while Gar-Field fell to 2-4 and 5-9. Forest Park took a 14-11 lead in the first quarter, a 25-22 advantage at halftime and a 43-33 lead entering the fourth period.
Darryl Garib led the Bruins with 25 points on 10-for-16 field goal shooting with eight points each from Diego Cobb, Brandon Daniels and Kevin Johnson. Garib also had 10 rebounds, helping them out-rebound the Indians 41-22. Johnson, their point guard, added six assists and six rebounds.
“Continued his all around play … while controlling the Bruins’ offense,” Forest Park coach Mak Dogbatse said of Johnson.
For Gar-Field, Antwi Asante had 18 points and Christian Matthews had 10 (5-for-7) with six apiece from Jalen Byers and Cory Wilson. Matthews also had eight rebounds and two assists.
William Monroe girls basketball 34, Brentsville 31
After beginning the season with an 11-game undefeated run in non-district play, the Brentville Tigers lost their second consecutive Class 3 Northwestern District game, falling to William Monroe’s girls basketball team 34-31 Tuesday at home in Nokesville.
Their record fell to 11-2 overall and 0-2 in the district despite 11 points from Shannon Hutchens. Cai Smith added 10 and Catharine Forst had seven, but Martha Apple had 18 for the Dragons, who led 20-19 at halftime.
So the Tigers lost despite holding an opponent under 38 points for the seventh time this season because they failed to score at least 32 points for only the second time.
Potomac boys basketball 63, Woodbridge 44
With eight players who scored at least five points each Tuesday, the Potomac Panthers extended their Cardinal District winning streak to 12 games with a 63-44 victory over Woodbridge’s boys basketball team on the road.
Potomac (12-4 overall) improved to 7-0 in district play this season after ending last winter with a 5-0 run in Cardinal play. The Vikings, meanwhile, fell to 2-4 (4-11) after the Panthers started the first quarter on a 10-1 run with a second-period lead as large as 24-12 and a 45-25 advantage entering the fourth period.
Tyrell Harris led Potomac with 11 points while Manny White had 10 with seven each from Davion Morris-Dockery and Jakhari Taylor. Julian Cumba-Figueroa added six with five each from Caleb Satchell, Kyle Honore and Anthony Jackson. Honore also had five steals and three assists, while Morris-Dockery had three steals and Ray Woods had three assists.
Harris added six rebounds and Taylor had five.
Woodbridge girls basketball 64, Potomac 38
The Woodbridge Vikings held an opponent under 41 points for the 12th time this season to beat Potomac’s girls basketball team 64-38 Tuesday at home in Dumfries.
They used a 22-3 run in the first quarter to build a 40-12 halftime lead and 55-25 third-period advantage to boost their record to 6-0 in the Cardinal District and 15-1 overall with a six-game winning streak.
Camryn Platt-Morris and Taelor Willard led Woodbridge with a pair of well-rounded performances. Platt-Morris finished with 13 points, six steals, six assists and five rebounds, while Willard had six points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Aaliyah Pitts added 16 points, Alia Denwiddie had 11 and Adaija Bender had eight. Denwiddie made 3-of-4 3-pointers to help the Vikings go 6-for-10 as a team. Bender also had eight rebounds and four blocks while Pitts had five rebounds.
Previously, the Vikings won a pair of games in New York City over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday extended weekend to further bolster their resume as one of Virginia’s best girls basketball teams. They defeated St. Joseph High (Brooklyn) 59-34 Monday at Nazareth High in Brooklyn during the Rose Classic Super Jam showcase after beating Life Center Academy (Burlington, New Jersey) 55-40 Saturday during the Say Yes To Success Elite Prep Showcase.
They took a 19-8 lead over St. Joseph in the first quarter, extending that to 33-12 at halftime and entering the fourth period with a 49-24 lead. Against Life Center, the Vikings assisted 18 of their 23 field goals and took a 20-11 lead in the first quarter en route to a 31-18 advantage at halftime before entering the fourth period with a 44-32 lead.
Willard led them with five assists and Pitts had four with three each from Vanessa Laumbach and Denwiddie. Laumbach also made 5-of-5 field goals for 11 points while Pitts had 11 points, Bender had eight (4-for-4), Platt-Morris had eight, Willard had six and Denwiddie had six.
Pitts also had six rebounds and three steals, while adding two steals each were Willard, Bender, Denwiddie and Platt-Morris.
Patriot boys basketball 75, Osbourn Park 48
The Patriot Pioneers remained undefeated in Cedar Run District play with their most dominant league performance Tuesday at home in Nokesville.
They defeated Osbourn Park’s boys basketball team 75-48 to improve their record to 4-0 (15-1 overall) after outscoring their previous district opponents by only eight points per game.
“Coach has been telling us this summer that we were just well-rounded and we just had all the pieces to do something special this year,” senior point guard Hagan Vandiver said earlier this season of coach Sherman Rivers. “We knew.”
Patriot held an opponent under 51 points for the sixth time this season by taking a 27-7 lead over the Yellow Jackets in the first quarter en route to a 50-23 halftime advantage and a 64-35 lead entering the fourth period. So OP’s record fell to 1-3 in the district and 7-10 overall.
Vandiver led the Pioneers with 21 points on 7-for-9 field goal shooting, including 2-for-2 3-point shooting. So he averages 20.2 points per game over Patriot’s past five games.
“He’s very crafty,” Battlefield coach Randall Bills said earlier this winter. “He does a great job of running their offense.”
Griffin Flanagan added a season-high 16 points with 5-for-10 3-point shooting, while Devon Parrish had 13 points, Yusef Salih had 10 and Jakai Moore had six.
Parrish also had five assists, Vandiver had four and Salih had three, while Vandiver had three steals. Adding five rebounds each were Vandiver and Parrish, while Moore had three blocks.
Stonewall Jackson boys basketball 50, Osbourn 49
Isaiah Folkes made a 3-pointer from around half court at the final buzzer Tuesday to give his Stonewall Jackson Raiders a 50-49 victory over Osbourn’s boys basketball team on the road.
With 26 points in the game, Folkes finished 52 percent of the Raiders’ scoring, including nine points in the fourth quarter that helped them rally from an eight-point halftime deficit.
Stonewall fell behind 17-8 in the first period and trailed 31-23 at halftime before narrowing that deficit to 39-35 entering the fourth quarter and finishing on a 15-10 run. So the Raiders improved their record to 2-1 in the Cedar Run District and 9-7 overall while the Eagles fell to 2-2 and 13-4 with consecutive losses for the first time this season.
Dechaun Reed and Lorenzo Nichols added seven points apiece for Stonewall while Declan McCarthy had five. For Osbourn, Matt Pearson had 16, Jon Hylton had 15, Manny Ojo had eight and Marquis Freeman had six.
Freedom boys basketball 79, Hylton 74
With a pair of 20-point scorers, the Freedom Eagles rallied from an early six-point deficit to beat Hylton’s boys basketball team 79-74 Tuesday on the road.
So they extended their winning streak to five games for a 6-8 record with a 4-2 mark in the Cardinal District while dropping the Bulldogs to 2-14 and 2-5. Hylton took a 19-13 lead in the first quarter, but the Eagles rallied for a 37-36 halftime advantage before entering the fourth period with a 59-50 lead.
Caron Forde led Freedom with 24 points on 7-for-12 field goals shooting (2-for-3 3-pointers) while Kishaun Kimble had 20 points on 7-for-11 (3-for-4). Nazir Armstrong added nine points while Tevian Boyd had seven and Devonte Boyd had six. Armstrong made 2-of-2 3-pointers to help the Eagles make 9-of-19 as a team.
Forde also had eight rebounds and two assists, while Armstrong had five assists and four rebounds. Adding three assits each were Farzan Gill and Vershon Lee.
For Hylton, Courtenay Houston had 21 points, Marques Artis had 15, Greg Maddux-Velez had 13 and Angelo Martin had seven. Adding six rebounds each were Maddux-Velez and Emonte Vaught while Martin had five with Artis contributing three assists.
Stonewall Jackson girls basketball 71, Osbourn 42
Stonewall Jackson’s defense accumulated fewer steals than its season average Tuesday, but the Raiders still amassed 14 to help them beat Osbourn’s girls basketball team 71-42 on the road.
So they now average an incredible 15.3 steals per game for a 13-3 record with a five-game winning streak, including a 3-0 mark in the Cedar Run District. The Eagles, meanwhile, stand at 4-13 and 0-4 after falling behind Stonewall 19-7 in the first quarter. The Raiders built that into a 36-25 halftime advantage and a 48-31 lead entering the fourth period.
Hannah Williams, Zoe Kanti and Reina Washington each had three steals Tuesday while Nataezja Gaskins had two. Imani Burke added 15 points while Washington had 12 and Gaskins had 10 with Williams and Kanti adding nine apiece.
Gaskins also had six rebounds and Burke had five, while Kanti had four assists with three each from Williams and Burke.