Chantilly All-Met senior guard Alena Koshansky scored a game-high 27 points, and Kate Argy and Caitlyn Gorksi combined to score 27 more to help the 16th-ranked Chargers rally for a 68-61 victory in the Concorde District title.
The win gave Chantilly (19-4) its second consecutive district tournament title, both of which came at the expense of Herndon (10-14). The Hornets got 25 points from Katie Heddell and 19 from Kyle DeHaven.
"To win it last year was great, but to do it two straight years is just awesome," Koshansky said. "We were down again, but we knew we were going to come back. We just wanted to make it exciting for the fans."
For the second straight game, Chantilly found itself facing a double-digit deficit early in the second half. But once again, Koshansky, Argy (14 points) and Gorski (13) turned up the defense and converted turnovers into easy baskets.
Koshansky made a pair of three-pointers early in the third quarter to spark a 23-7 run in the that turned a 10-point halftime deficit into a 50-44 lead entering the final quarter.
The Chargers will host Annandale in the opening round of the Northern Region tournament on Wednesday. The Hornets will play Lake Braddock.
Majors Have Big Game
With Mount Vernon guard Ashley Ling out with a sprained ankle in last night's National District championship game, senior guard India Thomas took her turn running the offense.
The results were impressive: after the first 90 seconds, the No. 20 Majors never trailed in a 56-41 victory over Edison (14-10) at Washington-Lee.
Mount Vernon (21-2) added to several streaks: 20 straight wins, 8 straight district titles, and 104 straight victories against district opponents. Thomas, the tournament most valuable player, finished with a game-high 16 points, 6 assists, and 5 of the Majors' 26 steals.
"She did more than I could possibly have imagined she would do," Mount Vernon Coach Kenny Farmer said. "The pressure was put on India, and she performed."
Mount Vernon led by three after the first quarter, but took control with a 23-6 run bridging the second and third quarters, and led by double digits the rest of the way.
"I was just telling them we had to keep our composure in order to get the win," said Thomas, who had 22 points, 6 assists and 5 steals in Mount Vernon's semifinal victory over Wakefield on Saturday.
In last Saturday's semifinal against Madison, it seemed Langley could not miss. But last night in the final against W.T. Woodson, the Saxons struggled to even get off a shot.
The Cavaliers held Langley to two field goals over the final 11 minutes and 40 seconds and rallied for a 33-29 victory in the Liberty District final at Fairfax.
The win gives Woodson (19-5) its first district title in eight seasons and the top seed for Wednesday's Northern Region tournament.
Woodson trailed, 25-20, after three quarters, but then picked up its defensive pressure, especially in the backcourt, where sophomore Ashley McCulloch helped stymie Langley's outside shooters as part of a 3-2 zone.
This past Saturday, the Saxons (14-10) made seven three-pointers in a surprise win over top-seeded Madison.
Woodson, which had only 10 field goals last night, connected on 9 of 11 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, with tournament MVP Mary Klavin and McCulloch each providing a pair of clutch foul shots.
"Our team really hasn't had that killer instinct," Woodson Coach Renee Devarney said. "We have sort of an inferiority complex. I had to remind them that they had won 18 games this year. They responded."
Spartans Follow Dodds
When Janielle Dodds became aggressive, the rest of her West Springfield teammates followed suit.
Dodds scored 14 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and had 7 assists to lead fourth-ranked West Springfield to its second straight Patriot District championship with a 70-51 victory over Robinson at Lake Braddock.
The 6-foot-2 senior score 12 points in the first half, including a long three-pointer, that helped spark a 33-3 run for the Spartans (23-1) after Robinson (17-7) had jumped out to a fast 11-6 start.
"A couple of games we have started real slow, and sometimes we have buried them quickly," Dodds said. "If we get our intensity up, we're pretty good."
Special correspondents Paul Bergeron and Ashton Williams contributed to this report.