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Area High School Sports Roundup

FALLS CHURCH H.S.

The Jaguar boys basketball squad fell to West Potomac 67-52 in Virginia AAA Northern Region play last week. Nizar Alamin scored 19 points in defeat.

GEORGE C. MARSHALL H.S.

The Statesmen boys dropped 59-47 to Chantilly at home on Wednesday in the first round of AAA Northern Region competition. Stanley Watts tallied 22 points in the loss.


GEORGE MASON H.S.

The George Mason high school boys basketball team fell to Dan River 58-49 last week in the Region B quarterfinals. Aaron Young led the way with 13 points, and Jordan Cheney added nine points and 10 rebounds.

George Mason High School recognized the school’s top Winter sports athletes Monday night at an awards banquet held in the school cafeteria.

Top honors went to the following students selected by their coaches for outstanding play during the 2009-10 season:

For the boys swimming team, junior Will Doty received Most Outstanding Swimmer; sophomore Reid Back, Most Improved Swimmer; and senior Sam Parker received the Coaches Award.
For girls swimming, senior Kelley Frank was recognized as Most Outstanding Swimmer, and senior Karen Hamill received the Coaches Award.

On the varsity wrestling team, senior Manuel Veiga-Diaz got Most Valuable; senior Danny Seidita, Coaches Award and senior Natan Lailari received Most Improved Wrestler.

For the boys varsity basketball, freshman Aaron Young and senior Jordan Cheney were recognized as Most Valuable Players; senior Yates Jordan received the Coaches Award and senior Ben Stewart, Most Improved.


J.E.B. STUART H.S.

Coming into the 2009-2010 season, things weren’t looking good for the J.E.B. Stuart High School boys basketball team. The squad lost nine seniors – and four starters – to graduation. Having only one returning starter made for lower expectations.

The Raiders boys basketball team season finished last week, but not before reaching the second round of regional play.

“I’m very happy,” said Stuart head coach Tony Harris. “I was pleasantly surprised.”

The Raiders finish their year at 8-13, but played some formidable opponents early on. Also, the February snow storms broke the team’s momentum, with three canceled games.

The Raiders kicked off regional play with a 52-46 victory over W.T. Woodson, led by Antonio Harris (the coach’s son)  with 26 points. Stuart was then eliminated by Langley 51-39, despite 23 points from Harris.


MCLEAN H.S.

The McLean High basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end in regional play last week. The boys lost to Oakton 64-35, despite 10 points from Phil Bouchard. The girls came up short to Oakton as well, falling 48-37. Andie Romness scored 18 points.