STRASBURG -- Things couldn't have gone better for Strasburg's boys basketball team on its senior night.
The Rams dominated from start to finish in a 68-40 Bull Run District victory over Madison County on Tuesday.
"That's the best four quarters we've played," Strasburg boys basketball coach Larry Fox said. "We've had spurts where we've quarters like that or two quarters but that's the first time we've really strung four good quarters together like that."
Leading the way for the Rams was senior guard Trevor Sager, who had a career-high 21 points.
Sager scored 16 points in the first half, including going 4-for-4 from 3-point range. He was 6-for-6 from the floor in the first half.
"Coming out in warm-ups I felt pretty loose, pretty confident," Sager said. "Then in the game I started shooting and everything was falling."
Sager said it was special to have that kind of night on senior night.
"If it's going to be one time when it happens I'm glad it was tonight," Sager said.
Sager wasn't the only one making shots, the entire team shot the ball well throughout the game.
Strasburg (13-9, 8-6 Bull Run) shot 59.3% (16-for-27) from the field in the opening half as the Rams led 44-15. Strasburg was also 8-for-12 (66.7%) from 3-point range in the first half. For the game, Strasburg shot 52.1% (25-for-48) from the field and 57.1% (12-for-21) from beyond the arc.
Sager said the Rams also had extra motivation to beat Madison County, after losing to the Mountaineers 63-58 on Jan. 14.
Every player off the bench played, including team manager Chase Hart. The senior, who has signed to play quarterback for William & Mary College next year, scored on a layup in the final minutes. Hart was dressed out for the game for senior night, and Fox said he debated whether or not to put him in, because he didn't want to take a chance on him getting hurt.
With Strasburg's student section 'The Mountain' doing 'We want Chase' chants throughout the fourth quarter, Fox finally put Hart into the game with 2:13 left. The entire bench and the crowd erupted when Hart scored on a layup.
"It was good to see," Fox said. "You always like to see kids cheer for each other. That's the best part of coaching is that action right there that we saw."
Madison County (6-16, 6-8 Bull Run) was led by Connor Houser with 13 points.
The Rams had a balanced attack with nine different players scoring. Kamryn Pangle had 12 points, four steals and five assists and Trey Stinnette had five points and 13 rebounds for the Rams.
Strasburg will be the third seed in the Bull Run District tournament and will host sixth-seeded Rappahannock County on Friday in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m.
Strasburg honored its senior class of Da'Neil Holliday, Derek Fox, Sager, Kamryn and Craig Pangle before the game. Sager said it was a great game to have on senior night.
"It was really special to do what we did tonight on senior night," Sager said. "I'm proud to play beside the seniors and all the players I've been playing with the past five, six years. I've been playing with these guys since middle school and we have a pretty close bond. Tonight was not necessarily as emotional but it will get there. It's really special to play with these guys."