Thursday, February 21, 2013
Warhawks playoff run ends in a 63-33 loss to Edison High School.
The Madison High School girls basketball run into the AAA Northern Region Playoffs ended Tuesday night in a 63-33 loss to Edison High School. It marks the end of a season in which the Warhawks captured their fifth Liberty District championship in six years. The first quarter of Tuesday's game was a close contest, ending with Edison up 9-5. Edison outscored Madison by just a single basket in the second quarter, leading at the half 22-15. It was after halftime that Edison took off, roaring on offense through the fourth quarter, where the game was largely made as the Eagles netted nearly three times as many points as the Warhawks, outscoring them 28-10. Senior Megan Leduc led the Warhawks with 13 points and Senior Megan Henshaw — making a …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Warhawks now move on to Tuesday AAA Northern Region quarterfinals.
The Madison High School girls basketball team continued to roll through regional playoffs Monday night, beating Robinson 47-37 on its home court in the first round of the AAA Northern Region Finals. The win helps the Warhawks advance to the quarterfinals Tuesday night, where they'll face Edison at 7:30 p.m. — once again on Madison's home turf. The Warhawks (18-8, 10-4 Liberty) relied on solid defense to hold Robinson (7-17, 1-9) scoreless in the first quarter. But the Rams fought back in the second, outscoring the Warhawks 15-10 to enter halftime down just 20-15. Madison ultimately controlled the scoring after the break, though, edging Robinsion for a final 10-point lead and 47-37 win. Madison sophomore Jana Tremba had a huge night for the…
Monday, February 18, 2013
After winning Liberty District titles Friday, Vienna teams start journey Monday in the AAA Northern Region tournament.
While some will take Monday off for Presidents' Day, members of two Vienna basketball teams will be taking the court in the first round of the Northern Region playoffs. The Madison High School girls basketball team and Marshall High School boys basketball are coming into Monday's games with some significant momentum: both won the Liberty District championship game on Friday. For the Warhawks, Friday marked the fifth such title in six years — this season, they battled for the crown without starters Megan Henshaw and Kelly Koshuta, both of whom are battling ACL injuries. And for the Statesmen, the victory — in which Marshall easily outpaced McLean 60-45 — was their first Liberty District crown in the program's history. On Monday, the …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Warhawks beat Marshall as they celebrate the careers of four players.
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…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
With 39-33 win, Warhawks improve to 4-1 in the Liberty District.
Madison High School's girls basketball team pulled away in the third quarter of Tuesday's game against Langley High, putting up twice as many points as the Saxons to put the game out of reach and secure a 39-33 win. The game was up for grabs throughout the first half as the Warhawks (4-1 conference, 6-4 overall) and the Saxons matched each other point for point in both quarters to enter halftime tied at 16-16. In the third, Madison pushed the tempo and scored 17 points to the Langley's 8, a distance the Saxons couldn't close before the buzzer. Madison's Mamie Henshaw led all scorers with 9 points. Jonee Finney notched 8; Katie Kerrigan and Jana Tremba scored 7 points a piece. The win puts the Warhawks at 4-1 in the Liberty District, neck …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Girls basketball team hands opponents first loss of the season in 53-48 victory.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Madison Warhawks handed the Centreville Wildcats its first loss of the season in the opening round of the Bulldog Bash Basketball Tournament. The previously undefeated Wildcats entered the tournament 9-0 and averaging more than 70 points per game. But the battle-tested Warhawks were undaunted. Madison held the explosive Wildcats to a season low 48 points, 22 points under its season average, in the tightly contested victory, 53-48. The Warhawks flexed its defensive muscle in the first period, outscoring the Wildcats to 15-7. Centreville almost doubled its offensive output in the second period with 12 points, but Madison matched the Wildcats and the first half ended with the Warhawks holding an 8-point lead, 27-19. Both teams found …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday victory over Chantilly Chargers kicks off the 2012 season
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Madison Warhawks opened the season on the road with a convincing victory against the Chantilly Chargers, 45-31. With three new starters, including a freshman and sophomore, the Warhawks showed early season jitters as they trailed 11-8 after the first period. But in second period Madison found its rhythm, using a trapping defense and clutch outside shooting to outscore Chantilly 12-3 and take a 20-14 lead at halftime. The Warhawks continued a hot shooting touch in the second half, hitting 3-pointers, mid-range jump shots and drives in the paint to open up a 19-point lead by the end of the third period. The taller Chantilly squad was stymied by the Warhawks’ relentless pressure defense, which held the Chargers to 4 points in the …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Friday victory over Thomas Jefferson leaves Madison High School girls basketball 4-0 in Liberty District
After Friday’s 64-35 victory over the Thomas Jefferson High School Colonials, Madison High School's girls basketball team remained unbeaten (4-0) in the Liberty District. But the road to the playoffs gets tougher: While the win left them alone in first place, the Warhawks will face a more challenging schedule in the next two weeks, scheduled to tipoff against four of the district's top teams. On Friday, the Warhawks came out focused and ready to play against Thomas Jefferson, outscoring the Colonials in the first half 45-19. Madison extended its lead in the third period with an aggressive trapping defense, dominant inside scoring and accurate perimeter shooting. With the game in hand, the Warhawks sealed the victory with several …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Madison girls basketball team earns Bulldog Bash title
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In a game that featured high intensity, relentless defense and clutch shooting down the stretch, the Madison High School girls basketball team was crowned champions of the Westfield High School Bulldog Bash with an overtime victory Dec. 29 over the host school, 41-36. It was Madison’s first Bulldog Bash title since 2005. After scoring 80 points in its semifinal win against perennial private school power Paul VI, Madison was forced by the Bulldog defense to work hard for every point in the tournament final. The Warhawks fell behind early and were down by 10 points midway through the second quarter. The first half ended with Madison trailing by 6 points, 23-17, but the Warhawks came out with renewed intensity in the third quarter and …