Monday night was a bittersweet moment for Madison High School's girls varisty basketball four seniors.
The Warhawks (12-7, 8-3 Liberty) swept cross-town rivals Marshall in a 53-28 win at home. But for Megan Leduc, Kelsey Ross, Jonee Felicia Finney and Megan Henshaw, it was among the last time they'd drive, press and score — not only at home, but in their high school careers.
The players did get to celebrate together, as Henshaw briefly returned to the court after battling an ACL injury from the summer.
While the night was a time to look back on a run that included four Liberty District Championships in the past five years, the team isn't betting on an early exit.
It stands at second place in the district, behind surprise leader South Lakes (16-2, 9-1) and just ahead of McLean (14-4, 8-2).
With three games remaining in the regular season — against Langley, South Lakes and Fairfax — the Warhawks seem poised for another good run at the post-season.
For more on each of the graduating seniors, read through their bios below:
Bios taken from ladywarhawkbasketball.com
- Senior Guard Megan Henshaw is a team captain entering her fourth and final season with the Warhawks' varsity team. Last season, she was ranked 9th in the Northern Region in the Washington Post for 3-point field goals. She was also listed on the Post’s All-Met Watch. She was First Team All-Liberty District, a member of the District's All-Tournament team, and All-Northern Region Third Team last season. Megan is currently the fouth leading 3-point scorer in Madison history with 110 goals. She has a 3.7 grade point average with honors and AP courses and is a member of the National Honor Society. Megan was born December 24, 1994 to Scott and Debbie Henshaw and has a younger sister, Mamie, also a member of the varsity basketball team.
- Senior Guard Jonee' Felicia Finney is entering her fourth year of basketball at Madison High School, her second year on the varsity team. Jonee' was born on June 25, 1995 to John and Stephanie Finney and has two sisters, Nicole (24) and Jasmine (21), and two brothers, Darius (20) and Little John (11). Jonee' has played with many AAU basketball teams throughout Northern Virginia. She is very active in her church community, serving as the Secretary of the Youth Council, and is a member of the Junior Missionaries. Jonee' also participates in the Youth Choir and Liturgical Dance. Jonee' enjoys spending time with her family and friends. After graduation, Jonee' would like to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice or Sports Medicine.
- Senior Forward McKenna Wittrock is entering her second season on the Warhawks’ varsity team. After 5 years of VYI house league, McKenna worked hard to elevate her game to play at the High School level. At Madison she played on the freshman and junior varsity teams, improving her skills each season. McKenna is the only member of her freshman team to make the Varsity. McKenna has benefited from special coaching and mentoring from Mandy and Jen of Evolution Basketball. McKenna is taking 3 AP classes and an honors class. She is a member on the National Honor Society as well the Spanish and History Honor Society. McKenna has been involved in DECA for the past 4 years, and is qualifying to compete at States in March. McKenna is hoping to attend Christopher Newport University in the fall. McKenna was born September 5, 1995 and has 4 sisters; Ashley 24, Lauren 21, Morgan 15 and Raina 2. One of the highlights of her high school career was playing on the Liberty District Championship team last year and getting to cut down the net at South Lakes High School.
- Senior Guard Megan LeDuc is entering her fourth season with the Warhawks’ varsity team and second year as team captain. She was Honorable Mention All-Met, First Team All Northern Region, First Team All Liberty District and a member of both tournament teams last year. For the last five years Megan has played AAU basketball with the Premier Sports Performance Academy (PSPA) Rams. Megan has a 4.2 grade point average and is a member of the National, Math and Spanish Honor Societies. She is an Executive Board Member in the Student Government Association. Megan plans on attending Cornell next year to play Division I basketball and study some sort of math or science. She was born on December 15, 1994 to Sandy Newett and Ed LeDuc and has three brothers, Scott (22), Steven (20), and Mark (16). Her favorite high school memory is scoring 32 points in the semi-finals against Fairfax to earn a spot in the Liberty District finals her sophomore year.
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