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WINCHESTER -- Visiting Sherando used a sound defensive effort and an explosive fourth quarter to pull away for a 69-49 Northwestern District win over James Wood on Tuesday in girls basketball action.
The Warriors (10-5, 3-2 Northwestern) held a 40-35 lead entering the fourth quarter, but Sherando erupted for 29 points in the final quarter while limiting the Colonels to just 14.
"We just blew up in the fourth quarter," Warriors coach Mike Marsh said. "They got tired and for some reason we found a burst of energy."
Sherando juniors Heidi Brown and Jess Hakel, and freshman Davina Lane, all finished with 16 points apiece to lead the Warriors. Hakel also had seven steals and eight rebounds, while Lane had four steals and five rebounds. Brown finished with four rebounds and five blocks, and junior Audra Sites had nine points, six steals and seven rebounds for Sherando.
James Wood senior Brooke Nesselrodt and junior Danielle Rizzari each had 10 points for the Colonels.
Strasburg 47, Manassas Park 37
MANASSAS PARK -- Mikala Alsberry notched a double-double to lead visiting Strasburg to a 47-37 victory over Manassas Park in Bull Run District girls basketball action Tuesday.
Alsberry finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Rams to the win. Carey Scott added 13 points and Katie Dofermire had eight points for Strasburg (10-7 overall, 5-6 Bull Run).
Tianna Woodson tallied a game-high 20 points for Manassas Park.
East Rockingham 51, Stonewall Jackson 34
QUICKSBURG -- The Generals hung tough with the Eagles for a half, but East Rockingham pulled away in the third period for a Shenandoah District girls basketball victory.
The Eagles led 9-7 after the first period and 23-14 at the half. East Rockingham outscored Stonewall Jackson 15-4 in the third period to put the game away.
Emily Jordan led the Generals (0-17, 0-9 Shenandoah) with 11 points. Cheyenne Crigger added nine for the Generals. Lindsey Grubbs led the Eagles (12-5, 8-2 Shenandoah) with 10 points.