Butch Hill Scored 11 of his 15 points in the final period to help St. Albans pull away from Wakefield and capture third place in the Mount Vernon Christmas Tournament yesterday, 46-40.
Woodbridge blitzed Good Counsel in the second quarter, 25-6, and was never headed in cruising to a 77-52 decision for seventh place.
In final-round action last night, Chantilly was to meet Gonzaga for fifth place, and three-time tournament champion Mount Vernon was paired with Gunston District rival Hayfield for the title.
Wakefield, which was forced to play without its top player. Ezll Stewart (injured ankle) rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to gain a 27-27 tie after three quarters.
The 6-foot-4 Hill then began working his magic inside. Hill converted two steals into slwm dunks to take the sting out of Wakefield. Tony Roberts scored 10 Points in the period to keep the Warriors close. But baskets by Hill and Charlie Schwartz in the final minute nailed down the victory.
David Lavin scored 10 of his 14 points in the opening quarter to stake Woodbridge to a 20-12 advantage.
The hustling Vikings held Good Counsel to three field goals in the second quarter and held a commanding 45-18 lead at intermission. Chris Starr had nine points in the second period while Danny White chipped in with three buckets.
Five players finished in double figures for Woodbridge, which emptied its bench early in the fourth quarter.