There was plenty of high-flying excitement on the courts here in Fairfax County last weekend. Four major games were held on Friday Jan. 18th, including a high scoring 100-97 win by the Bruins (14-2) over South County (10-5). The game was hotly contested with neither team taking full control for very long. Seniors Sam Grable and Quentin James led the charge with Grable scoring 28 pts and James notched 29 pts. Lake Braddock will have a rematch with Robinson Tuesday night as the Rams will try to avenge their loss to Lake Braddock earlier in the month.
The Woodson Cavaliers (10-6) continued their defensive dominance over the Fairfax Rebels (13-4) on the road to the tune of a 43-31 win. Woodson has been on a 3-game winning streak since their game against West Springfield. The Cavaliers held the Rebels to single digits in 3 straight quarters after only being up by one at the end of the first quarter (11-10). After that, Woodson’s stingy defense took over. Even when Fairfax held Woodson to just 9 points, they were still outscored in the second quarter (9-6).
Robinson (9-7) held their own against the lowly Spartans who fell to 2-13 after a 50-40 loss on the road. Junior Tanner LaPlante scored 11pts in the decisive victory and the Rams were never in any danger of losing throughout the matchup.
The final game of note in the Patriot District last Friday was West Potomac (11-3) easily defeating Annandale 69-52. The Atoms now have fallen to a mark of 7-9 after the 17pt loss and look to turn their season around against Centreville (14-3) on Tuesday. The Atoms have their work cut out for them as Centreville is one of the top teams in the district, along with Lake Braddock and Fairfax.