Basketball: Madison Girls Stop Seahawks Win Streak
Warhawks creep closer to first-place South Lakes as race for Liberty District title heats up.
Madison High School's girls basketball team ended South Lakes' seven-game winning streak with a 45-42 victory Monday over the Seahawks in Reston.
South Lakes was down by four points with 10 seconds to play when junior guard Sasha Sprei nailed a three-pointer to cut it to one with 8.6 seconds remaining.
Madison was called for traveling and South Lakes had possession with 6 seconds remaining. Gabby Schultz got the ball to Abigail Rendle underneath, just missed, then Princess Aghayere got the rebound inside, but missed on her shot.
Madison got the rebound, and made both free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
The Warhawks had three players in double figures: Mamie Henshaw and Megan LeDuc with 11 points each and Katie Kerrigan with 10 points.
The No. 16 Seahawks were led by Rendle wtih 20 points and 10 rebounds.
South Lakes is now 18-3 (11-2 Liberty, first place). Madison is 14-7, 10-3 Liberty.
The Warhawks still have a shot to tie South Lakes for first place in the Liberty District.
South Lakes hosts Stone Bridge at 5:45 p.m. Friday.
If the Seahawks lose — and Madison beats Fairfax in a matchup at the same time — both will be 11-3 in the district.
The South Lakes Seahawks defeated Madison 63-51 on Tuesday.
Madison was led by Phillip Davine with 23 and Patrick Murphy with 13.
South Lakes improves to 9-12 overall (6-7 Liberty District). Madison is now 7-13 (5-8 Liberty).
Next up: Madison plays at Fairfax at 7:30 p.m. Friday.