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Freedom senior Jeremy Cofield converted a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds left to help lift the Eagles past host Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Freedom outlasts Broad Run in tightly contested game

The red-hot Freedom Eagles earned a difficult 64-61 road win Jan. 12 in Ashburn, surviving a seesaw struggle with another hot Potomac District boys' basketball team in the Broad Run Spartans. Six times in the fourth quarter the lead changed hands, and that was after it’d been swapped three other occasions and tied four more.

Alex Bailey is the second player at Tuscarora High School to score 1,000 career points.—Courtesy Photo

Tuscarora’s Bailey surpasses 1,000-point milestone

Tuscarora High School senior Alex Bailey scored his 1,000th career point during the 2017 Henrico Holiday Basketball Classic. Bailey reached the milestone in the first quarter of a Dec. 29 game versus host Henrico. He finished the game with 10 points, eight assists and three rebounds.

Loudoun Valley senior Jalen Williams scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half to help the Vikings build a 32-30 halftime lead.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

UPDATED: Loudoun Valley holds off Handley in front of capacity crowd

In the center of a Loudoun Valley High School gymnasium packed to the rafters, Mark Melbourne stood alone. His Viking teammates stood behind him in silence, though the fans on both sides screamed at him; most for, some against.

Senior Kennedy Middleton is Tuscarora High School’s career scoring leader in varsity girls’ basketball.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

Middleton shoots to top of Tuscarora’s career scoring chart

Senior guard Kennedy Middleton poured in a game-high 30 points in Tuscarora's 60-32 victory against Broad Run on Friday night to become the Huskies' career scoring leader. Middleton pushed her career total to 1,320 points, surpassing the mark set by Alexis Bailey (1,316).

Tuscarora guard Allie Fitz drives the baseline during the Huskies’ 62-27 victory against John Champe.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora nets 10th straight victory

The Tuscarora Huskies rolled past the John Champe Knights 62-27 in varsity girls' basketball action Wednesday night. The Huskies moved to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in Potomac District play this season. Kennedy Middleton scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win.

The ninth annual Think Pink charity basketball tournament is Jan. 13 at Foxcroft School in Middleburg.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft to host annual Think Pink basketball tournament

Foxcroft School will host its ninth annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament on Jan. 13 in Middleburg. The event, to benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, will include 12 teams playing at either the varsity, junior varsity or middle school level. Games begin at 9 a.m. on three courts, with the last round of games scheduled to begin around 2 p.m.

Freedom senior Zyan Collins rises for a dunk.—Courtesy Photo

Freedom’s Collins nets 1,000 career points

Freedom High School senior Zyan Collins surpassed 1,000 points for his varsity career during the KSA Events Classic Basketball Tournament, contested Dec. 15-16 in Orlando, Fla. Collins earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors after helping the Eagles reach the championship game.

Evan Buckley sank a jumper with two seconds left to provide the winning margin in Stone Bridge’s 68-66 victory against Tuscarora.—Courtesy Photo/Bill Vocke

Stone Bridge shoots past Tuscarora in Potomac District basketball

Ben Kling tied a program record with eight 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 33 points in Stone Bridge High School's 68-66 victory against host Tuscarora High School in Potomac District boys' basketball action Dec. 20 in Leesburg. Evan Buckley dished 12 assists and drained the winning shot with two seconds left in regulation for the Bulldogs.

Potomac Falls junior Ian Anderson scored a game-high 21 points in a 62-46 win versus Sterling rival Dominion.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Potomac Falls pulls away from Dominion for season sweep

Dominion and Potomac Falls high schools squaring off on the basketball hardwood is always an exciting match-up in the Sterling area. Both teams opened their season at Potomac Falls in a game that saw the Panthers take care of their home court. On Friday night, the crosstown rivals faced off again, this time in Titan territory.

Isabellah Middleton scored 25 points to help lead Tuscarora to a 75-54 victory at home versus Woodgrove.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora tops Woodgrove to remain undefeated

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Woodgrove Wolverines 75-54 in non-district girls' basketball action Dec. 15 in Leesburg. Isabellah Middleton scored 25 points, while her sister Kennedy Middleton netted a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds for the host Huskies.

Tuscarora senior Kennedy Middleton goes for a layup in between a pair of Freedom defenders.—Photo Courtesy/Bill Vocke

IN PHOTOS: Tuscarora outlasts Freedom in Potomac District basketball

The Tuscarora Huskies defeated the Freedom Eagles 61-57 in a Potomac District girls' basketball game Friday night at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg. The Huskies improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in district play.

Loudoun Valley senior Jordan Miller slams it home for two of his game-high 28 points versus Briar Woods.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

MORE PHOTOS: Loudoun Valley pulls away from Briar Woods in season opener

The reigning VHSL Class 4 state champion Loudoun Valley Vikings tipped off their 2017-2018 season Friday night with a road contest at Briar Woods. The Vikings made a successful debut, pulling away in the second half for a 76-48 win versus the host Falcons in Ashburn. George Mason University commit Jordan Miller led the way for the Vikings with 28 points.

Loudoun County senior Julia Ng is joined by Raiders teammates during her college commitment celebration.—Photo Courtesy/Loudoun County High School

Raider senior Ng to play basketball at Christopher Newport

Loudoun County High School senior Julia Ng has committed to continue her basketball career at Christopher Newport University for the 2018-2019 season. Christopher Newport is currently ranked No. 2 nationally in NCAA Division III women's basketball.

Wall, Beal eye 50 wins, East finals for Wizards

John Wall is a perennial All-Star. Backcourt mate Bradley Beal might finally get that sort of recognition this season. What both of the Washington Wizards’ starting guards in their 20s would really love to do is, at long last, really matter in the NBA playoffs -- and stick around more than two rounds.

Former Broad Run High School standout Nigel Johnson has transferred to the University of Virginia after earning his bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University. Johnson says he’s excited to play for coach Tony Bennett at Virginia and for his parents to be able to attend all of his home games.—Photo Courtesy/University of Virginia, Matt Riley

Johnson returns home to play college hoops at Virginia

On a hot day in mid-August, the Virginia Cavaliers’ newest weapon is ready to go — not only for his first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but for the 7 p.m. meeting we had set just hours before. Draped in black Nike workout gear and a pair of rare Jordan sneakers, Nigel Johnson is several minutes early, obviously eager to get back to the grind of a NCAA Division I offseason.


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