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Nick Bourbeau's layup with two seconds left in overtime gave George Mason a 56-54 Bull Run District boys basketball victory over Central on Tuesday night in Woodstock.
The Falcons trailed 26-20 at the half, before rallying in the second half. Central's Brandon Ritter tied the game late in regulation with two free throws. The senior also made two more free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime to tie the game.
Ritter led the Falcons (3-4, 1-2 Bull Run) with 17 points. Travis Cooper added 11 points. George Mason was led by Will Nunley with 26 points, while Bourbeau added 16.
"We got down in the first half, but we played hard in the second half and gave ourselves a chance to win," Central assistant coach Jered Hoover said. "It was really a tale of two halves, but we just couldn't finish it."
Riverheads 43, Stonewall Jackson 28
The Generals suffered a tough road Shenandoah District loss as they fell to the Gladiators.
Stonewall Jackson had a three-point lead after the first quarter, but could not hold it. Riverheads outscored Stonewall Jackson, 24-10, in the second half.
Emily Jordan led the Generals (3-5, 1-2 Shenandoah) with 12 points. Carly Casto had 15 points to lead the Gladiators (8-1, 2-1 Shenandoah).
Spotswood 82, Sherando 57
The Warriors hung tough at home with the Trailblazers for a half, but gave up 28 points in the third quarter in the nondistrict loss.
Spotswood outscored Sherando 28-13 in the third quarter, after taking a 38-25 lead at the half.
The Warriors (3-4) were led by Lauren Reed with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Erin Magalis had 10 points and six assist, and Dani Rizzari had 10 points and two assists for the Warriors. Taylor Dodson had 25 points to lead the Trailblazers.