T.C. Williams eased past Henrico of Richmond, 68-64, in a semifinal game before pounding William Fleming of Roanoke, 95-63, to win the Virginia State AAA championship last weekend. Williams thus clinched the No. 1 ranking in the final Washington Post weekly area high school basketball rankings.
The high-scoring Titans completed a dream season - 28-0 - and became the first Northern Virginia school to win the state title since Washington-Lee accomplished the feat in 1966.
Metro Conference champion St. John halted Interhigh winner McKinley, 83-72, in the city title game Sunday to run its season mark to 23-2 and finist in the No. 2 spot.
Despite its loss, McKinley (23-3) remained third just ahead of DeMatha (26-4).
The Stags belted Spingarn 74-62 in the runner-up Metro-Interhigh game.
Paint Branch (24-3) waltzed past two opponents en route to the Maryland State Class B title and advanced one notch to the No. 5 position.
Woodward (24-3) also was victorious in the state tourney, winning the Class A crown. The Wildcats leaped over three idle opponents to finish sixth.
Lee (22-2) remained in the seventh.
Blair, winner of seven straight games and 10 of its final 12 including the Maryland State AA title, made the biggest jump. The Blazers (19-8) leaped from 16th to eighth as a result of its late-season success.
Spingarn, a late-season bloomer like Blair, defeated McKinley but lost to De Matha in its last two outings and finished ninth. Potomac was a 70-68 overtime loser to Blair in the title game and finished 10th.