Despite three three-pointers from Park View senior guard Alex Ernst and a late charge, the Patriots couldn't come all the way back in a 44-31 loss to Courtland of Spotsylvania on Thursday night.

Down 27-12 at halftime, Park View outscored the Cougars, 6-3, in the third quarter.

In the fourth, junior point guard Danielle Cook (5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals) helped the Patriots cut the deficit to five--33-28--with five minutes remaining, but they would get no closer.

Crystal Doughty grabbed nine rebounds for Park View (1-2), which faces Chancellor on Monday night.

Courtland improved to 6-0.

Thursday's Game

* George Mason 49, Loudoun Valley 42: Junior forward Valerie Murphy pulled down 16 rebounds and Michelle McLaughlin had five assists for the Vikings.

Loudoun Valley--Cash 2 0-0 4, Everhart 6 3-5 15, Giannini 2 0-0 4, Livesay 0 1-2 1, McLaughlin 2 0-1 5, V. Murphy 6 1-3 13. Totals: 18 5-11 42.

George Mason--Williams 4 4-4 13, Gannon 2 1-2 5, Kuhn 3 7-8 13, Szymansky 1 0-1 2, Jackson 4 2-2 10, Marks 1 2-4 5, Thompson 0 1-2 1. Totals: 15 17-23 49.

Halftime: George Mason, 22-19.

Three-point goals: Loudoun Valley 1 (McLaughlin 1); George Mason 2 (Williams 1, Marks 1).

Wednesday's Game

* MASSAPONAX 43, BROAD RUN 41

Massaponax--Heimann 8 1-2 18, Stewart 0 2-4 2, Burnopp 0 3-4 3, Tharp 3 3-6 9, Mitchell 3 0-0 6, Moore 1 0-0 3, Machenus 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 9-16 43.

Broad Run (0-3)--Burke 2 1-5 5, McKinney 2 0-0 4, Lawlor 1 0-0 2, Gordy 8 3-4 20, Kordy 3 0-0 6, Sidoris 1 0-0 2, Kirkham 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 4-9 41.

Halftime: Liberty, 27-25.

Three-point goals: Massaponax 2 (Heimann 1, Moore 1); Broad Run 1 (Gordy 1).

Upcoming Games

MONDAY

Broad Run at Clarke County, 7:30

Park View at Chancellor, 7:30

Spotsylvania at Liberty, 7:30

TUESDAY

Chancellor at Potomac Falls, 7:30

George Mason at Loudoun County, 7:30

Loudoun Valley at Brentsville, 7:30

Massaponax at Broad Run, 7:30

THURSDAY

Handley at Loudoun Valley, 7:30

Liberty at Loudoun County, 7:30

Park View at Warren County, 7:30

Potomac Falls at Broad Run, 7:30

SEPT. 20

Brentsville at Loudoun County, 7:30

Clarke County at Broad Run, 7:30

George Mason at Loudoun Valley, 7:30

Liberty at Spotsylvania, 7:30

SEPT. 21

Broad Run at Liberty, 7:30

Loudoun County at Handley, 7:30

Loudoun Valley at Park View, 7:30

Warren County at Potomac Falls, 7:30

SEPT. 23

Courtland at Park View, 7:30