The Lake Braddock boys basketball team became the first squad to clinch a district title with a victory over West Springfield and the Mount Vernon girls upset Lee to take over the lead in the Gunston District. In girls swimming, Robinson upset W.T. Woodson to hand the Cavaliers their first-ever duel meet loss.
Lake Braddock won two games last week, extending its winning streak to 14 and clinching its second straight Northern District regular season title. Friday night the Bruins clinched the district title as they shot 69 percent and got 34 points from Hubert Davis in a 103-65 thrashing of West Springfield. On Tuesday, the Bruins defeated Robinson, 85-76, to set a school record with their 13th straight win, which they later extended with the title clinching victory.
South Lakes had another excellent week, defeating Madison, 66-61 and Yorktown, 82-66, to extend its winning streak to eight. The Seahawks, who have a one-game lead in the Great Falls District, got their production from the usual places: Jerome Scott and Grant Hill. In the victory over Madison, Scott had 22 points and Hill 19. In avenging an earlier loss to Yorktown, Scott scored 25 points, 16 in the final period and Hill had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Mount Vernon has rebounded from a two-game losing streak with four straight victories to improve. In a key Gunston District game last week, the Majors defeated second-place Lee for the second time, 72-64. Mount Vernon mad 13-of-17 fouls shots in the final 4:42 of the game to hold off the Lancers. Lorenzo Bryant led the Majors with 22 points. Friday, the Majors routed Edison, 81-68.
Annandale took over sole possession of first place in the Potomac District with a 55-40 victory over Fairfax. The teams entered the game with identical 6-2 district marks, but the Atoms outscored Fairfax, 35-22 in the second half to pull away. Later in the week, Annandale extended its winning streak to five by routing Jefferson, 72-47.
Flint Hill of Falls Church has a 16-game winning streak after victories last week. The Falcons routed Hilton Head (Md.), 86-35, getting 14 points from Arron Bain. Saturday, Flint Hill defeated Brunswick of Lawrenceville, Va., 70-62. Bain led the way with 24 points. Brunswick, ranked second in Virginia AA by the Associated Press, was led by 6-foot-6-all-America forward bryant Stith, who scored 28 points. Previously, Bain scored 26 points to lead a 105-72 victory over National Catholic Academy.
Mount Vernon pulled into first place in the Gunston District on the strength of a big upset. Candy Zepka's basket with three seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Maaors to a 69-67 victory over Lee, which entered the game with a record of 16-1.
Lake Braddock maintained its one-game lead in the Northern District behind the strong play of Laura Teter. Teter scored 28 points in a 83-57 victory over Robinson and had 31 as the Bruins knocked West Springfield into third place with a 67-55 win. W.T. Woodson remained in second with victories over T.C. Williams, 71-47 and Oakton, 54-50.
Annandale remained unbeaten in the Potomac District and has an 18-game winning streak since a season-opening four-point loss to Lake Braddock. Last week, the Atoms belted third-place Fairfax, 67-38 and routed last place Jefferson, 73-29.
South Lakes suffered its first Great Falls District setback last Tuesday, losing to Madison, 52-46. Madison got 20 points from Kerry Womack to spur the upset. South Lakes' star Terri Bradley scored 21. The Seahawks rebounded Friday with a 61-37 defeat of Yorktown. Langley remained in second place, one game back with victories over Washington-Lee and Herndon. South Lakes and Langley played Tuesday night with the District lead in the balance.
Robinson handed the W.T. Woodson firls its first-ever dual meet loss, 89-83, to finish its season unbeaten. W.T. Woodson had not lost a dual meet since 1977, when girls and boys scores started being kept separately. The Rams won all five of their dual meets, an invitational at Old Dominion University and the relay carnival earlier in the season. The district meet is this weekend.