Prep roundup: Rams beat Dragons, advance to district championship
FALLS CHURCH – Third-seeded Strasburg used a 3-point barrage to beat No. 2 William Monroe, 62-50, in the semifinal round of the Bull Run District boys basketball tournament Wednesday at George Mason High School.
The Rams made 14 of 21 3-point attempts in the win and outscored the Green Dragons 21-3 in the fourth period after trailing by six points to start the final frame.
“Hopefully we didn’t use them all up going into these next two games,” Rams head coach Matt Hiserman said of his team’s success beyond the arc.
Strasburg was 10 for 11 from the free-throw line in the fourth period.
Freshman point guard Mekhi Hendricks led Strasburg with 22 points on the strength of four 3-pointers, while sophomore Tyler Fincham added four treys of his own and finished with 16 points. Tyler Brill (three 3-pointers) and Jordan Stump (two treys) finished with 11 and eight points, respectively, for the Rams.
Strasburg will travel back to George Mason on Thursday for the tournament championship game at 7 p.m. against the top-seeded Mustangs, who were a 68-44 winner over Madison County in the other semifinal game.
Sherando 63, Patriots 51
STERLING – Sherando got a triple-double from senior guard Jess Hakel as the Warriors closed out their regular season with a 63-51 girls basketball win over the Patriots on Wednesday night.
Hakel finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors (13-9). Senior Heidi Brown finished with a team-high 26 points and six rebounds for Sherando, while senior Audra Sites had six points and 14 boards.
Sherando will be the third seed in the Conference 21 tournament and will host No. 6 Dominion in the first round on Friday at 6 p.m. Sherando’s boys basketball team, the second seed in the conference tournament, will host No.7 Heritage immediately after the girls game on Friday.
East Rockingham 57, Stonewall Jackson 16
ELKTON – Stonewall Jackson’s girls basketball team ended its regular season with a 57-16 loss to host East Rockingham on Wednesday night.
Sophomore guard Madison Long led the Generals with five points, while Madison Comer had 23 points for East Rockingham.
Stonewall Jackson will be the sixth seed in the Conference 35 tournament and will travel to No. 3 Page County next Monday. Game time is 6 p.m.