Alex Harju made 4-of-5 3-pointers Friday to lead the Osbourn Park Yellow Jackets to a 56-19 victory on the road over Osbourn’s girls basketball team.
She finished with 12 points while Jo Raflo and Hannah Osaro had nine each. They helped the Yellow Jackets’ improve their record to 13-4 overall and 4-1 in the Cedar Run District while dropping the Eagles to 4-15 and 0-5.
Defensively, OP held an opponent under 25 points for the fifth time this season.
Brentsville girls basketball 37, Manassas Park 21
The Brentsville Tigers earned their second victory in Class 3 Northwestern District play by defeating Manassas Park’s girls basketball team 37-21 Friday on the road.
Gabrielle Garrison scored 18 points with four 3-pointers to give the Tigers a 12-2 record with a 1-2 mark in the district while dropping the Cougars to 2-19 and 0-3. She also made 6-of-6 free throws to help Brentsville go 15-for-20 as a team.
Cai Smith added eight points and Catharine Forst had seven, while the Tigers’ defense held an opponent under 26 points for the seventh time this season. They allowed only seven points in the first half for a 15-point lead.
For MP, Cierra Davis had 10 points and Amaiyah Riddick had seven.
Freedom boys basketball 73, Gar-Field 67
The Freedom Eagles extended their winning streak to seven games Friday with a 73-67 victory over Gar-Field’s boys basketball team at home in Woodbridge.
Farzan Gill and Vershon Lee each scored 17 points to solidify the Eagles’ second-place spot in the Cardinal District with a 6-2 record. They also improved to 8-8 overall while the Indians fell to 6-10 (3-5 district).
Gill made 5-of-7 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws, while Lee made 4-of-8 and 8-of-12 and had 16 rebounds. Caron Forde added 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting while Kishaun Kimble had 12 points.
The Eagles trailed 55-51 at the end of the third quarter, but they finished on a 22-12 run to win. They earlier led 21-18 in the first period before entering halftime with only a 41-39 advantage.
For Gar-Field, Cory Wilson had 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting while Jalen Byers had 14 points, Antwi Asante had 13, Monty Byers had eight and Dylan Watts had seven. Asante also had 13 rebounds and six assists.
Battlefield girls basketball 46, Patriot 42
The Battlefield Bobcats avenged a loss earlier this season to Patriot’s girls basketball team by beating the Pioneers 46-42 Friday on the road in Nokesville.
They trailed 14-8 in the first quarter and 23-17 at halftime but rallied to win with a 16-8 run in the fourth period after entering that quarter trailing 34-30. So Battlefield boosted its record to 10-8 and 2-3, which includes a 39-35 overtime loss to Patriot at the beginning of the month, while the Pioneers fell to 9-7 and 2-3.
On Friday, Kathryn Jenks led the Bobcats with 18 points while Bryonna Dutton had 12. For Patriot, Caitlin Blackman had 10 points, Raigan Booker had nine, Briana Griffin had eight and Naomi Hanton had six.
Booker also had 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists, while Griffin had eight rebounds and Blackman had six. Blackman added three steals and Lauryn Moore had two.
Stonewall Jackson girls basketball 65, Westfield 43
Hannah Williams scored a season-high 22 points Friday to extend the Stonewall Jackson Raiders’ winning streak to seven games with a 65-43 victory over Westfield’s girls basketball team at home in Manassas.
She made 9-of-14 field goals while Reina Washington had 14, Nataezja Gaskins had 10 and Imani Burke had nine to boost their record to 15-3. Burke and Washington also each had four steals with two apiece from Alycia Prime, Zoe Kanti and Williams.
Burke added five assists and Washington had four with three apiece from Williams and Kanti. Williams and Burke also had seven assists each while Kanti had six and Gaskins had five.
So the Raiders took a 14-8 lead in the first quarter, a 30-17 advantage at halftime and a 48-32 lead entering the fourth period.
Osbourn boys basketball 53, Osbourn Park 50
With 22 points from Jon Hylton, the Osbourn Eagles ended their only losing streak of the season with a 53-50 victory at home over Osbourn Park’s boys basketball team.
He also had eight rebounds to boost their record to 14-4 with a 3-2 mark in the Cedar Run District following two consecutive league losses.
“He can do things others can’t,” . … He’s worked on his shot.
Hylton made 7-of-8 free throws to help the Eagles go 15-for-20 as a team while dropping the Yellow Jackets’ record to 7-11 overall and 1-4 in the Cedar Run.
Marquis Freeman added six points for Osbourn with five each from Matt Pearson and Josh Newland. Point guard Manny Ojo contributed five assists while committing only one turnover.
For OP, Ethan Wilson and Jae’Sean Otera had 12 points each while Kylique Walker had 11 with six each from Sekai Clayton and Jaren Cezar. Wilson entered the game as the leading scorer in Prince William County at 20.8 points per game.
“Ojo and Draykeau [Hogan] played Wilson tough,” Osbourn coach Rocky Carter said. “Our defense was much better than the past few games.”
So the Eagles took a 14-12 lead in the first quarter, a 28-23 advantage at halftime and a 47-36 lead entering the fourth period.
Patriot boys basketball 62, Battlefield 51
In a Cedar Run District painted with parity, the Patriot Pioneers remained undefeated Friday with a 62-51 victory over Battlefield’s boys basketball team at home in Nokesville.
They improved to 5-0 in the district and 16-1 overall with a five-game winning streak while dropping the Bobcats to 9-8 and 1-4. That same Battlefield team earned its first win of the season Wednesday by beating Stonewall Jackson, which entered that game with previous wins over Osbourn and Osbourn Park – both of which had already beaten the Bobcats.
“Our district is a murderer's row, and probably the toughest one in the state,” Pioneers coach Sherman Rivers said earlier this season following a narrow 73-68 victory over Battlefield.
On Friday, Devon Parrish led Patriot with 15 points while Yusef Salih had 14, Hagen Vandiver had 11, Jakai Moore had eight and Jackson Ford had seven. Moore also had eight rebounds, Parrish had six and Ford had five.
Entering the evening, Ford averaged only 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.
“That’s the biggest thing for our team this year – we have a lot of depth,” Sherman said earlier this season. “We have a lot of guys that I think would start at other schools … and are being great teammates and sacrificing overall time for the greater good.”
Vandiver also had four assists and Zack Blue had three. Adding two steals each were Griffin Flanagan and Parrish.
They helped the Pioneers pull away in the fourth quarter with a 19-11 run, but Patriot led only 13-11 in the first period, 28-26 at halftime and 43-40 at the end of the third quarter.