Prep roundup: Kloosterman reaches milestone in Rams’ 2OT win over Mustangs
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FALLS CHURCH — Strasburg senior forward Jonathan Kloosterman scored his 1,000th career point on Friday as part of a 31-point effort, as the Rams topped Bull Run District rival George Mason, 63-57, in a double-overtime thriller.
Kloosterman, who needed 12 points to reach the 1,000 career points mark entering Friday’s contest, achieved the milestone in the second period. Kloosterman is the first Strasburg boys basketball player to reach the milestone since Andrew Dellinger accomplished the feat during the 1999-2000 season, according to Rams coach Matt Hiserman.
Kloosterman also finished with 17 rebounds in the win and was 13 for 16 from the floor.
Strasburg (13-7, 9-5 Bull Run) and George Mason met with strong postseason implications on the line. Both teams battled to a 49-49 tie after one overtime, but the Rams outscored George Mason 14-8 in the second overtime period.
“It was a heckuva high school basketball game,” Hiserman said. “It had a championship-style feel to it, with one of the two top seeds in the conference tournament on the line.
“It was big to win down there, especially in a game like this.”
Tyler Doman finished with 13 points for Strasburg, while Matt Clutter had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Rams.
Elliot Mercado and Robert Tartt each had 20 points for George Mason.
Strasburg 38, William Monroe 28
STRASBURG — Host Strasburg turned in a solid defensive effort in a 38-28 Bull Run District girls basketball win Friday over William Monroe.
Senior Marissa Doman led the Rams with 12 points, while senior Mikala Alsberry finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Rams. Carey Scott added six points for Strasburg.
Arica Brown and Kaila Stevens finished with nine points apiece for William Monroe.
“Defensively we played pretty well,” Rams coach Joel Morgan said. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well. We were 15 of 51from the field. But we toughed it out on the defensive end and battled out a win.”
Buffalo Gap 66, Stonewall Jackson 31
SWOOPE — The Generals search for their first win of the season ended with another Shenandoah District defeat, this time at the hands of the Bison.
Buffalo Gap built a 15-4 first-period lead and didn’t look back. The Generals were led by Madison Long with nine points. Buffalo Gap’s Sam Savage, Shelby Stenzel, Destiney Harper Abby Erskine and had 15 points each.
Massanutten Academy 56, Chelsea Academy 38
FRONT ROYAL — The Colonels cruised past Chelsea Academy in boys basketball action Friday.
Gengwei Chen had 13 points to lead the Colonels. Zack Siegel had 12, and Josh Holt added 10 for the Colonels.