Basketball preview: Virginia AAA Patriot District girls
By Preston Williams,
C Natalie Butler, Lake Braddock, 6-4, Sr.
F Amy Berglund, West Springfield, 5-9, Jr.
G Christian Roberts, T.C. Williams, 5-11, Sr.
Skinny: West Springfield has not lost a district game since the 2008-09 season but 28th-year Coach Bill Gibson has to replace three of his top four scorers. The Spartans’ roster includes 10 freshmen and sophomores . . . T.C. Williams skews young, with two seniors, one of them Roberts (8.5 ppg) . . . Butler has signed with Georgetown. She scored 49 points in the Bruins’ first two games. She helped Lake Braddock reach the 16-team region tournament last season for the first time since the 2005-06 season . . . Finnerty, who averaged 21.9 ppg last year and made 79 three-pointers, will play at Stetson . . . Seniors Diana Hurtado and Gaby Ripani helped lead Annandale to a 10-4 district record last year . . . Henson averaged a double-double . . . Lee and West Potomac combined for five wins in 2011-12.
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