Welcome to LoudounTimes.com
Loudoun Times-Mirror
BASKETBALL

Virginia men’s basketball remains No. 1 in AP Top 25

The University of Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman.

Tuscarora guard Alyssa Austin goes up for a shot during a Region 5C girls’ basketball tournament quarterfinal game versus Wakefield.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora advances to regional semifinals

The Tuscarora Huskies pulled away from the Wakefield Warriors in the fourth quarter for a 59-47 home victory Tuesday night in the Region 5C girls' basketball tournament quarterfinals. Isabellah Middleton, Kennedy Middleton, Nevada Ghiringhelli, Rosa Santos and Shakima Machulski each scored eight or more points for the Huskies.

Potomac Falls junior Ian Anderson scored 15 points in a 46-43 win versus Thomas Jefferson.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

Fourth-quarter rally lifts Potomac Falls past Thomas Jefferson

Eight minutes. One quarter remained Tuesday night in a Region 5C boys' basketball tournament quarterfinal game between Thomas Jefferson and host Potomac Falls. When the clock would strike zero, one team would move a step closer to a trip to the state tournament, while the other would see their season conclude. Trailing 34-31 after three quarters, Potomac Falls needed to rally to keep its season alive.

Dulles District basketball team selections

Seniors Jordan Miller (Loudoun Valley) and Natalie Villaflor (Loudoun County) have been selected as Players of the Year on the All-Dulles District basketball team. Woodgrove's Steve Douglas (boys) and Loudoun Valley's Kenyamo McFarlane (girls) earned Coach of the Year accolades.

Loudoun’s Regional Basketball Playoffs Scoreboard

The Loudoun Valley Vikings advanced to the championship game of the Region 4C boys' and girls' basketball tournaments following semifinal wins Tuesday night. Freedom girls, Potomac Falls boys, Stone Bridge boys and Tuscarora girls each won Region 5C quarterfinal games Tuesday to earn spots in Thursday's semifinals.

The Freedom Eagles are Potomac District boys’ basketball tournament champions after defeating Potomac Falls 81-79 in four overtimes Friday night.—Times-Mirror/Casey Pazzalia

Freedom outlasts Potomac Falls in four overtimes to claim boys’ basketball title

Immediately following Freedom High School’s victory Feb. 16 in the Potomac District girls' basketball tournament championship game, the school sent its boys' team to the court for a championship game of their own. Holding the top seed, Freedom matched up with No. 3 seed Potomac Falls in the title game.

Freedom players rejoice as the final buzzer sounds on the Eagles’ 61-53 victory against Tuscarora in the Potomac District girls’ basketball tournament championship game.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Freedom tops Tuscarora for Potomac District girls’ basketball crown

With both programs coming off impressive wins in the semifinals of the Potomac District girls' basketball tournament, the top-seeded Tuscarora Huskies squared off with the No. 2 seed Freedom Eagles for the right to be crowned tournament champions. As both teams warmed up for the title game Feb. 16 at John Champe High School in Aldie, Post Malone’s smash-hit “Rockstar” blared through the speakers. And while the song wasn’t made specifically for the showdown about to unfold, the song’s title did foreshadow how the game would play out.

Potomac District basketball tournament scoreboard

The Freedom Eagles won Potomac District boys' and girls' basketball tournament championships Friday night.

Dulles District basketball tournament scoreboard

The Loudoun Valley Vikings won Dulles District boys' and girls' basketball tournament championships Friday night.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are Dulles District girls’ basketball tournament champions.-Times-Mirror/Jason Rufner

Loudoun Valley edges Loudoun County to take Dulles District girls’ basketball title

With five minutes left to play in the Dulles District girls’ basketball tournament championship game Feb. 16 in Purcellville, the homestanding Loudoun Valley Vikings and the visiting Loudoun County Raiders found themselves deadlocked at 49-49. With one minute to play, the score remained 49-49 and the packed gymnasium grew louder.

The Loudoun Valley Vikings are Dulles District boys’ basketball tournament champions.-Times-Mirror/Jason Rufner

Vikings outlast Wolverines for Dulles District boys’ basketball crown

It was another day at the office for the Loudoun Valley Vikings boys’ basketball team. Last year’s Class 4 state champs took a big step toward defending that title, claiming a solid 79-67 home win Feb. 16 over neighborhood rival Woodgrove.

Tuscarora senior Alex Bailey has surpassed Kyle Copeland as the Huskies’ all-time scoring leader.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Bailey becomes Tuscarora’s career scoring leader

Senior guard and team captain Alex Bailey scored his 1,244th career point Feb. 14 in a Potomac District boys' basketball tournament semifinal game versus Freedom to become Tuscarora's all-time leading scorer. Bailey surpassed Tuscarora Class of 2016 graduate Kyle Copeland, who concluded his varsity career with 1,239 points.

The Freedom Eagles are Potomac District boys’ basketball tournament champions after defeating Potomac Falls 81-79 in four overtimes Friday night.—Times-Mirror/Casey Pazzalia

Loudoun’s Varsity Scoreboard: Feb. 16 events

The Freedom Eagles soared to the team title at the VHSL Class 5 State Gymnastics Championships on Friday evening at Heritage High School in Leesburg. Loudoun Valley and Freedom each won a pair of district basketball tournament titles, while swimmers from Briar Woods and John Champe raced to championships at the Class 5 state swim meet.

Potomac Falls and Tuscarora players anticipate a rebound attempt during a Potomac District girls’ basketball tournament semifinal game.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Huskies pull away from Panthers in Potomac District semifinal

The Tuscarora Huskies outscored the Potomac Falls Panthers 35-19 in the second half to pull away for a 55-36 victory in the Potomac District girls' basketball tournament semifinals Wednesday night in Leesburg.

Junior guard Jared Cross puts up a shot during Tuscarora’s 97-93 win versus Broad Run.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora advances to Potomac District basketball semifinals

The Tuscarora Huskies won a pair of Potomac District basketball tournament quarterfinal games Monday night at home to earn spots in Wednesday's semifinal round. Tuscarora rolled past Rock Ridge 57-26 in the girls' game before the Huskies prevailed 97-93 versus Broad Run in the boys' quarterfinals.

Scores

Schedule
As Seen IN PRINT
The Loudoun Times-Mirror

is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.
Click here for all e-editions.
Email UPDATES

Get sports news via email.