Vienna Teams Take Home Liberty District Crowns
Virginia Basketball: Madison girls, Marshall boys bring home district title Friday night.
Two of Vienna's basketball teams brought home Liberty District titles Friday night.
The Madison High School girls basketball team brought home its fifth title in six years, dumping in a buzzer-beater shot from senior Megan LeDuc to beat McLean 48-46.
On the other end of town, the Marshall High School boys basketball team earned its first-ever district title, also downing McLean 60-45.
On the girls side, Madison started out with a steady lead, ending the half with a comfortable 10-point lead and a score of 30-20.
After halftime, the McLean Highlanders stepped back into the game, outscoring the Warhawks 26-16 until the final seconds, when LeDuc saved the Warhawks from overtime by sinking a jumpshot.
The team — which has been missing star players Megan Henshaw and Kelly Koshuta to injury all season — now moves on to the Northern Region tournament at 7 p.m. Monday at Robinson High School.
Madison's Aidan McWeeney led all scorers with 15 point; Leduc dumped in 13.
For the Marshall High School boys team, it was a victory the program has awaited for decades, as they cruised to a 60-45 win over McLean.
After a 9-7 first quarter, the Statesmen rose to the occasion and outpaced the Highlanders in almost every other period of play.
The Highlanders had a 17-16 edge over Marshall in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to overcome the more than 14-point lead the Statesmen built throughout the game.
Grant Leibow has 24 points for the Statesmen; Towner Hale and Doug Turpin each pitched in for 9.
The team plays again at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Chantilly.