FALLS CHURCH H.S.The Falls Church High School boys basketball team lost a nail-biter at home to Edison 62-60 last week, despite 26 points from Nizar Alamin. The team is now 4-15.
The Jaguar girls basketball team fell to Edison 93-22. Cyndi Gordon had nine points, and Falls Church now sits at 2-15.
GEORGE C. MARSHALL H.S.
The Marshall High School boys basketball team lost to Langley 60-24, and now sits at 10-8.
The Marshall girls basketball team lost to Langley 63-49 last week, despite 16 points from Theresa Hackett. The Statesmen are now 10-9.
In spring sports news, Marshall High School baseball star pitcher Kyle Barrand has committed to play at Lynchburg College next year.
GEORGE MASON H.S.
Good things happened for the George Mason High School basketball teams last week. The Mustang boys defeated Clarke County 59-48, ending the Eagles 10-game winning streak.
The Mustangs win came behind the effort of senior forward Ben Stewart, who scored 14 points and added eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Freshman Aaron Young added 12 points, with a season-high of five assists and five steals. Senior Yates Jordan scored six points and pulled down eight rebounds. The team currently sits at 8-10 with a Bull Run District record of 3-2.
The Mason girls hoops team also easily handled Madison last week, winning 60-28 behind 21 points from Nicole Mitchell to improve their record to 15-2. It is the Mustangs ninth consecutive victory.
J.E.B. STUART H.S.
Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Stuart High School had a challenging time against Mt. Vernon last week. The Raider boys fell 64-57, while the girls lost 78-21. Hamza Kaissouni scored 23 points for the boys, and Bianca Cesaratto tallied 11 for the girls. The boys fall to 6-11, and the girls are 0-16.
The McLean High School boys basketball team dropped to Madison 51-34 last week, marking their record at 8-11. Gordon Rogo had 15 points in the losing effort.
The Lady Highlanders lost a tough defensive game last night to Madison 31-43. The loss drops them into the middle of the pack in a very competitive Liberty District.
McLean was down six at the half, but then rallied to tie the game at 24 early in the fourth. Madison pulled away late in the game making their foul shots at the end. McLean scorers were Caitlin Baker with 12, Melissa Wilson (nine), Andie Romness (eight) and Patricia Pascoe (two).
McLean has three key district games left including a girls/boys double header on Friday, Feb. 12, versus Fairfax (which is also senior night).
McLean’s varsity ice hockey team earned a spot in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League playoffs with a 7-1 victory over Mountain View. McLean is 6-2 with two more regular season games on their schedule.
Points were well distributed led by Connor Gilmartin with two goals and one assist, Julian Kell with two goals, Nick Baker with one goal and one assist, Maury Winter with one goal and one assist, Matt Stewart with one goal and Paul Forest with one assist.