Varsity sports returned to game action Monday night for the first time since March. A total of 18 Loudoun teams competed in nine varsity basketball games throughout the county.

Broad Run, Dominion, Independence and Stone Bridge earned wins on the boys' side, while Briar Woods, Dominion, Loudoun Valley, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora each prevailed on the girls' side.

For players and coaches, it was the first chance to compete in a high school game since COVID-19 halted varsity sports more than nine months ago.

Players wore masks and the bench areas were spread out to allow for social distancing. Spectators were not permitted inside gymnasiums.

"It's great for the kids. These kids have been through a lot these last nine months," Independence boys' basketball coach Corey Stitzel said following his team's 69-63 win over Tuscarora. "Kudos to everyone out there who made this happen and allowed us to play a basketball game."

Monday, Dec. 21

Boys

Dominion 55, Loudoun County 50

Stone Bridge 57, Rock Ridge 51

Broad Run 66, Loudoun Valley 59

Independence 69, Tuscarora 63

Girls

Briar Woods 54, Freedom 32

Dominion 46, Loudoun County 43

Tuscarora 38, Independence 19

Loudoun Valley 48, Broad Run 28

Stone Bridge 50, Rock Ridge 6

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