Gar-Field's boys and Woodbridge's girls emerged victorious in playoff games after the Commonwealth District races finished in three-way ties.
Boys: Keith Alverez led Gar-Field with 22 points and Kenny Scroggins added 18, including the go-ahead basket in last 30 seconds as the Indians overcame 31 points from Potomac's Ron Keys to claim the Commonwealth District title Monday, 72-70. Gar-Field stretched its winning streak to 12 games with the victory.
Gar-Field, Fauquier and Potomac concluded the regular season tied for first and went to a three-way playoff to decide the champion. Gar-Field defeated Fauquier Saturday, 89-75, to meet Potomac for the regular season championship.
Gar-Field earned an automatic berth to the AAA Northwestern Region tournament (which begins next week) with the win over Potomac. This weeks district tournament will decide the second regional participant.
Loundoun Valley captured the regular season championship in the Northwestern District with a 70-65 win over Handley, Monday. Both teams finished tied for first during the regular season, forcing the one-game playoff. Guard Chris Leonard scored 30 points as the Vikings gained an automatic berth to next week's Region B tournament. The second playoff berth will be decided in this week's district tournment.
Girls: WOODBRIDGE'S 44-42 victory over Gar-Field settled a three-way playoff for the regular season title and gave the Vikings an automatic berth to next week's regional tournament. Woodbridge was led by Rebecca Wakefield who had 16 points, including the winning free throws with three seconds to play.
Gar-Field had forced a three-way tie for first with Osbourn Park and Woodbridge by routing the Vikings, 68-49 last Friday.
Gar-Field then defeated Osbourn Park, 47-35, Saturday to advance to play Woodbridge, which drew a bye in the three-way playoff. The other regional playoff berth from the district will be decided in this weekend's district tournament.