Four O'Connell players scored in double figures last night as the Knights raced past Washington-Lee, 71-54, to win the Arlington Tipoff basketball tournament at Yorktown.
In the girls division, Wakefield held Yorktown to nine points in the second half and easily won, 43-33.
In consolation games, the O'Connell girls defeated Washington-Lee, 78-31, and the Wakefield boys beat Yorktown, 72-54.
For the O'Connell boys, John Buckreis (16 points) and John Lau (15) muscled for inside baskets, while Wade Scott (16 points) and Derek Williams (11) scored from the perimeter.
O'Connell, which never trailed, opened a 10-point lead in the second quarter on 12 points by Buckreis and eight by Scott.
O'Connell maintained that lead until the Generals pulled within three points midway through the third quarter. Marty Rosse scored five points and Matt Holloway four in an 11-2 drive that cut the lead to 42-39.
But an 11-point run to finish the third quarter and start the fourth reestablished O'Connell's supremacy. Ken Coan put in two layups, and three straight base line shots by Lau made it 55-43.
Using their height advantage, Wakefield's girls (3-0) dominated the offensive rebounding. Six-foot center Kas Allen scored 16 points and took 19 rebounds. Allen's partners on the front line, 6-1 Nadine Karlinchak and 5-10 Kay Moten, each had 10 rebounds.