Herndon's Becky Dendler, not Andrea Zenone as was reported in yesterday's editions, scored 24 points in the Hornets' 56-50 win over South Lakes Friday night. (Published 2/10/91)

Herndon took an industrial-sized broom into South Lakes last night and swept both games of a boys-girls doubleheader, causing half of the approximately 3,200 rowdy fans to storm the court.

Behind Luteke Kalombo's 38 points, the boys upset sixth-ranked South Lakes, 91-84. Andrea Zenone scored 24 points and Dana Bowman had 17 to lead the girls to a 56-50 victory.

The Seahawks boys have hardly been able to gasp for air lately as every team in Northern Virginia brings a little extra something to their games. South Lakes (15-3, 7-2 in the Great Falls District) has dropped two of its last three games and beat McLean in double overtime Tuesday.

This was sweet revenge for the Hornets (13-4), who lost to South Lakes in overtime earlier this season. And at 5-3 in the district, Herndon suddenly looks to be a serious contender after having a .500 district record as of Monday.

Herndon started slowly, trying to keep the Seahawks from getting into their up-tempo style. But the Hornets soon found they could outplay South Lakes at its own game.

Don't let it be said these teams can't shoot. In the first half, the Seahawks made 23 of 34 shots and the Hornets responded with 17 of 31. At one point in the second quarter, the teams combined to make 13 straight shots. They both finished with 53 percent field goal accuracy.

Both teams cooled off in the third quarter, but the fourth belonged to the Hornets. After having Chantilly shoot 100 percent against them in the fourth quarter last Friday, South Lakes was burned by the Hornets' six-for-nine shooting from the field and 12-for-14 accuracy from the free throw line.

Trailing by 75-73 with 6:10 remaining, Herndon went on an 11-2 run that left the Seahawks dazed.

Kalombo was fouled by Troy Allen and hit both free throws, then sank a 15-foot field goal. He missed his next shot, but Andrew Freiden was fouled by Quinn Harwood on the rebound and made two free throws.

Theron Curry, who also had 38 points, made a baseline jumper, but Kalombo delivered his third three-pointer after feinting the shot three times. Kevin Cook then hit from five feet closer as Herndon took an 84-77 lead.

In the girls game, the Seahawks hung much tougher than the last time these schools met, but they missed crucial baskets and free throws in the final minutes.

"The last two minutes {Herndon} seemed to get the momentum," said South Lakes Coach Linda Jones. "Our shots just weren't falling in . . . and a couple of free throws missed here or there or a foot on the line -- crucial things down the stretch."

The win improves Herndon to 13-3 overall, 6-2 in the Great Falls District and puts the Hornets in a good position to overtake McLean on Tuesday in the showdown for second place, behind top-ranked Madison.

Neither team led by more than seven points until late in the game, and there were five lead changes in the first half.

But after the Seahawks (10-6, 4-5) tied it at 26 to start the second half, Herndon went on a 9-2 run and controlled the rest of the way.

Becky Dendler banked one in to start the run at 6:08, and after Jill Fyfe blocked Jennifer Capps's shot, Bowman hit a short jumper. Capps scored off Julie Sheaks's miss, but Dendler scored and was fouled by Sheaks with 2:39 left in the quarter. Dendler then stole the ball and assisted Bowman on another score to put the Hornets up, 35-28.

South Lakes pulled to 49-46 with 1:41 remaining in the game, but Dendler hit a basket and the Hornets sank four foul shots to seal the game.

Jai Cole led the Seahawks with 18 points and Capps had 16.