Suburban Classic features Northern Virginia’s top girls’ basketball seniors

March 24

West Springfield senior Amy Berglund won the three-point shootout at the Suburban Classic Sunday at Oakton. (Photo by John McDonnell/Washington Post)

For the fifth consecutive year, Oakton played host to the Suburban Classic Sunday in Vienna. The 10th annual all-star game, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association, featured 20 of the best seniors in the Northern Region from the 6A and 5A North regions.

McLean guard Cami Prock scored a team-high 12 points for an East squad that had four players register double figures in a 78-64 win over the West team. South Lakes guard Caitlin Jensen scored a game-high 22 points and hit four three-pointers.

Prock was given team MVP honors and Centreville guard Jenna Green (13 points) was awarded the MVP of the West team.

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Upon the game’s conclusion Oakton Coach Fred Priester announced  the four NVWBCA scholarship winners: Mount Vernon guard Chanel Shannon, Stonewall Jackson guard Kayla Hix, Osbourn forward Bailey Dufrene and West Springfield guard Amy Berglund. Berglund also won the three-point competition earlier in the day.

The NVWBCA has given a scholarship to girls who plan on playing on the next level to aid in their tuition since 2003.

Madison senior Kelly Koshuta was named player of the year by the NVWBCA after averaging 24.3 points per game during the playoffs. Koshuta missed all of last season with an ACL tear and finished this season as the third-leading scorer in the area.

Below are the 20 girls who participated in the All-Star game:

East

Wakefield F Michelle Noel (University of Charleston) — 8 points

McLean G Cami Prock — 12 points

T.C. Williams G Tykera Carter – 9 points

T.C Williams G Angie Schedler — 3 points

Lee F Amber Bryson — 10 points

Mount Vernon F Samantha Porter (Christoper Newport) — 10 points

Mount Vernon G DJ Jean Pierre  (Barton College) — 4 points

Edison F Tatianna Torres (New Jersey Institute of Technology) — 8 points

West Springfield G Amy Berglund — 10 points

 WEST

South Lakes F Abigail Rendle (William and Mary)

South Lakes G Caitlin Jensen (Mary Washington) — 22 points

Broad Run G Alexia Johnson — 9 points

Centreville G Katie Blumer

Centreville G Jenna Green (William and Mary) — 13 points

Osbourn F Bailey Dufrene – 1 point

Freedom-South Riding F Arnelle Collins — 12 points

Madison G Katie Kerrigan — 6 points

Stonewall Jackson G Kayla Hix — 1 point

Freedom South Riding — Nicole Zubovich

 NUMBER CRUNCH: 4

After yet another wild NCAA tournament opening weekend, two players from the area are still dancing. Former Landon standout Darion Atkins and 2012 All-Met from Montrose Christian Justin Anderson were on a Virginia team that defeated Memphis 78-60 Sunday to reach the Sweet 16. Former Eleanor Roosevelt standout Lasan Kromah and No. 7 Connecticut knocked off No. 2 Villanova 67-55 Saturday, and 2013 All-Met and former Montrose Christian guard Ish Wainwright and the Baylor Bears crushed third-seeded Creighton, 85-55.

BREAKFAST LINKS:

–Lake Braddock senior Ashley Flesch pitched a one-hitter in the Bruins’ season-opening win over area power O’Connell Sunday in Burke.

–Stone Bridge baseball opened its season with a 3-0 win over rival Madison in Ashburn behind senior hurler JB Bukauskas, who struck out 11 batters and touched 97 mph with his fastball.

–This diverse group of players from Israel plays together at the Canada Israel Hockey School despite major cultural differences.

–Last season’s All-Met Player of the Year and former St. John’s guard Lindsay Allen posted seven assists in 20 minutes of play in No. 1 seed Notre Dame’s 93-42 win over Robert Morris. Roman Stubbs took a look at her role on the Fighting Irish in her first year.

PHOTOS OF THE DAY:

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: 
Baseball: Gonzaga (5-0) at Paul VI (3-1), 6 p.m. 
The undefeated Eagles defeated WCAC foe O’Connell and won three games at a tournament in South Carolina while Paul VI fell to WCAC opponent Bishop Ireton in its lone loss at this point in the season. The Panthers won both matchups last season, and this should be a strong early season test in the WCAC.

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