Prep roundup: Sluggish fourth quarter dooms Rams

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STRASBURG — Host Strasburg couldn’t hold a fourth-quarter lead against visiting Madison County on Wednesday night, as the Mountaineers rallied for a 34-32 Bull Run District girls basketball victory.

Strasburg (2-2, 1-1 Bull Run) had a five-point lead heading into the final quarter, but Madison County outscored the Rams 13-6 over the final eight minutes to claim the victory.

“We held the lead for most of the second half,” Strasburg coach Joel Morgan said. “We had a stretch there in the fourth quarter where we made some turnovers, really unforced errors, and we missed some shots. We had our opportunities, but we kind of let one get away from us.”

Mikala Alsberry led the Rams with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Maayke Gaunt had 11 points and Chandler Gentry added 10 for the Mountaineers.

Middleburg Academy 60, Massanutten Academy 33

WOODSTOCK — Visiting Middleburg Academy downed Massanutten Academy in girls basketball action on Wednesday.

Candice Berner had a game-high 22 points to lead the Dragons. Courtney Radcliffe chipped in 15 points for Middleburg.

Mara Dorsey scored 13 points and Selah Applin added 11 for the Colonels.

Boys basketball

Massanutten Academy 50, Middleburg Academy 26

WOODSTOCK — Joshua Holt scored a game-high 22 points to lead Massanutten Academy to a 50-26 victory over Middleburg Academy on Wednesday.

Damoni Gunter added 12 points and Zachary Siegel had 9 points for the Colonels.

Sanjay Bhagowalia scored 18 points to lead Middleburg.