Lake Braddock's boys basketball team defeated the last remaining unbeaten squad in the Northern Region, Mount Vernon, 80-63. The Majors also lost to Annandale later in the week. West Springfield captured the Washington-Lee Gymnastics Invitational despite missing its top two gymnasts. Several swimmers and runners had standout performances in dual meets from around the region. District tournaments in track and gymnastics take place this week.
Mount Vernon stumbled twice last week against Lake Braddock and Annandale (73-65 in overtime). Lake Braddock continues to lead the Northern District after a 81-67 win over T.C. Williams. Hubert Davis led the way with 32 points. Annandale was upset by Stuart, 72-64, but the Potomac District leaders came back to down T.C. Williams, 67-63, and Mount Vernon.
The race in the Great Falls District remained tight as Washington-Lee and South Lakes recorded two victories last week. Washington-Lee got by Madison, 77-74 and Yorktown, 67-61 while South Lakes disposed of McLean, 72-51 and Herndon, 69-55.
Once-beatens Lake Braddock, Lee and Annandale each won twice to continue to lead their districts. Lake Braddock rolled to victories over Mount Vernon (75-64) and T.C. Williams (54-38). Laura Teter had 41 points in the two games for the Bruins. Lee downed Fairfax, 50-33, and Edison, 67-28, as Ashley Hancock had 38 points in two games. Annandale routed Stuart, 56-24, and defeated Mount Vernon, 63-50.
O'Connell ran its record to 15-1 and its winning streak to nine games with a 51-42 victory over Pallotti.
Herndon downed South Lakes, 37-22, as Jay Troxell improved his mark at 167 pounds to 12-0. Yorktown won three of four matches, downing Langley, Edison and Wakefield, but falling to Robinson, 34-17.
Hayfield recorded seven pins in a 51-13 Gunston District rout of Mount Vernon. Robinson (see related story) won four dual meets to improve to 13-0.
West Springfield captured the last invitational before districts, the Washington-Lee Invitational with a score of 100.75. The Spartans top two gymnasts, Rachel Griffin and LeeAnne Revell, did not partipate. Kristy Anderson led West Springfield, taking first in the uneven bars with a score of 9.15. Robinson, which finished with third with 98.25 points, was led by Kari Ellison, who won the floor exercise and the vault competitions, and finished second in the all-around (35.9).
Blake Ford won the all-around and the vault to lead Chantilly to a 129.5 total and first place in a Potomac District quad with Fairfax, Annandale and Jefferson. Ford's total of 34.2 in the all-around edged out Lori Snoots (33.5) of Annandale, who won the uneven bars and the floor exercise.
Will Lappenbusch captured the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke to lead Jefferson's boys team to a 121-46 rout of Lee. Christina Cox led Jefferson girls to a 95-75 victory over Lee with wins in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle.
Vida Beir of Annandale won the girls 100 and 200 freestyles to lead the Atoms to a 95-73 win over Falls Church. Alison Gallagher of Chantilly won the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterly, but Fairfax, led by Cally Codding's wins in the 100 backstroke, 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, won the meet, 90-79.
Jefferson sophomore Kristin Bruhl won the long jump, placed second on the triple jump and was on the winning 880-yard relay team as the Colonials defeated Stuart, 74-24. Amy Corner, who was also on the relay team, won the 600-yard run and was on the mile relay team which took first place.
Yorktown's girls and O'Connell's boys won the Arlington County meet. The Patriots girls, led by Karin Wall who won the high jump and 55-meter high hurdles, won 11 of 13 events and scored 127 points, 89 more than second place O'Connell. O'Connell's boys overcame an outstanding performance by Yorktown's Ethan Poole to win with 84 points. Poole won the 55 meter hurdles, the long jump, the high jump and the triple jump.