Lake Braddock's boys and girls teams advanced to the Virginia AAA Northern Region basketball tournament semifinals with victories over Madison teams last night at Lake Braddock.

Led by Hubert Davis' 31 points, the boys defeated the Warhawks, 60-49. In the early game, the top-ranked Lake Braddock girls team trounced Madison, 71-46.

The boys face Mount Vernon Friday night at Robinson and the girls meet Lee Thursday night at Robinson.

The fifth-ranked Lake Braddock boys (25-1) hit 21 of 26 free throws to hold off a deliberate Madison (19-6) team. The Warhawks, content on preventing the Bruins from getting their potent running game in gear, refused to run and took their time on offense on each possession.

Following Monday night's victory over a Hayfield team that also was content to slow things down, Lake Braddock Coach Mike Wells thinks his team is adjusting well to the opposition's tactics.

"I think they've figured out the tempo wouldn't be {scoring} in the 80s at tournament time," said Wells. "They've learned to play that way and they're getting better at it."

After scoring 16 first-half points, Davis was held to two second-half field goals, but converted 11 of 12 free throw opportunities to help stave off several Madison runs. He made 10 of 12 field goal attempts in the game.

Madison trailed only 26-25 at the half, primarily on the strength of David Randall's inside play and his nine first-half points. Craig Saunders tied the game at 28-28 with a three-pointer just 40 seconds into the second half, but Lake Braddock ran off six straight points, four by Jason Coleman, to take a 34-28 advantage.

The Warhawks stayed close until an 11-3 game-closing run by the Bruins. Before that, Madison trailed, 49-46, with 3:04 to play.

Davis' offensive rebound off a missed free throw started the streak and the 6-foot-4 senior had seven points in the run. Coleman, who struggled much of the game, added six.

Junior forward Laura Teter led the Lake Braddock girls (24-1) with 21 points. Karen Jenkins added 18 points and six steals and Emily Rice had 10 points and three steals.

Most of the Bruins' offense was generated by a full-court press that forced 15 of Madison's 29 turnovers.

"We wanted to play good defense, that was our key: to press and get a lot of steals and have them make a lot of turnovers," said Teter. "Then we get easy layups and fastbreaks."

Many of the easy Bruins' baskets came in the third quarter when Lake Braddock outscored Madison, 26-12, and stretched a 29-25 halftime lead to 55-37. The Bruins made 13 of 16 shots in the quarter, many of them layups in transition.