It was an unlikely night for an upset.

Yet Osbourn Park, playing away from home and without its leading scorer, and facing an undefeated and top-ranked team, came away with a 48-47 victory over district-leading Woodbridge. The Vikings had beaten the Yellow Jackets convincingly twice earlier in the season.

"It's a case where Woodbridge is the best team in the district," said Osbourn Park coach Larry Nemerow. "But on a good night we are capable of beating them."

Last Tuesday was a good night.

Cassie Mullenix scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Nikki Lake scored 12 points, including the game-winning free throw with 32 seconds remaining in the game, as the Yellow Jackets came from behind in the final two minutes for the win.

Osbourn Park (13-2, 9-1), whose only losses have been to Woodbridge 58-41 in district play and 59-46 in the Gar-Field Christmas tournament, committed only 10 turnovers and outrebounded the Vikings 35-20.

"The first time we got killed by their press and the second time they outrebounded us 46-29," Nemerow said. "{This time} we were able to break their press and make it less of a factor than in the two earlier games."

Lake added eight rebounds for the Yellow Jackets and sophomore Crissy Washington had seven points and eight rebounds as Osbourn Park overcame the loss of its leading scorer, Terri Linder (11 points per game), who missed the game because of an injury.

The Yellow Jackets' eighth straight win (before games against North Stafford and Gar-Field) placed them in position to battle Woodbridge (16-1, 11-1) for the district title as the Commonwealth regular season heads down the stretch.