Second-ranked Annandale routed 16th-ranked Langley, 59-42, and top-ranked Lake Braddock downed third-ranked Lee, 49-34, in Virginia AAA Northern Region girls semifinal tournament games last night at Robinson High School.

Each winner claimed one of the Northern Region's three berths for next week's state tournament in Richmond. The third team advancing to the state tournament will be the winner of Saturday's consolation game at Robinson between Langley (21-6) and Lee (22-3) at 5.

Annandale and Lake Braddock, both 25-1, will meet for the regional title at Robinson at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lake Braddock's Laura Teter finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds. But more important than her effort was a sagging man-to-man defense led by forward Karen Jenkins that controlled Lee guard Ashley Hancock.

Hancock finished with a team-high 15 points, but symbolized her team's troubles. She had 11 rebounds, but shot only six for 20. As a team, Lee shot 24 percent (13 for 55). Its second-leading scorer, Chrissy Weisenfels, committed three fouls in the first quarter and did not score.

"They just put five players in the paint {on defense} and said beat us from the outside," said Lee Coach Ron Sims, "and obviously we couldn't do that."

Lake Braddock opened up a 22-15 halftime edge as Lee made just four of 22 shots from the field. The Bruins also started slowly but controlled the backboards, 19-12, in the first half.

Lee cut the lead to five points two minutes into the second half. But Lake Braddock outscored Lee, 19-9, in the next eight minutes to take a 43-28 fourth-quarter lead.

In an earlier game, Annandale shot 16 for 29 from the field and outrebounded Langley, 19-5, to take a 35-16 first half advantage.

Ann Marie Kennedy led Annandale with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Asia Berkley had 14 points for the Atoms. Langley was led by Allegra Milholland, who had 19 points and six steals.

Salene Green scored eight of her 12 points in the first quarter as the Atoms took a 23-7 lead. Langley could not solve Annandale's full-court zone press, committing five turnovers early. After the first quarter, the Atoms never led by fewer than 14 points.

It was the first regional semifinal victory in Coach Laura Hagen's nine years at Annandale. Led by six seniors, four who were on Annandale squads that suffered regional semifinal losses the last two years, the Atoms are determined.

"They wanted it, and they wanted it bad," Langley Coach Howard Herman said. "We had been playing real well coming into this one."