By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Intern
Ashburn (Dec. 26, 2013) – After day one of Broad Run High School’s 1st annual Maroon & Gold Classic, one Loudoun team remains in the hunt for the tournament championship. John Champe High School hit a game winner with 3 seconds left knocking off the host Spartans. High-scoring performances from Heritage High School’s Kayla Tibbs and Lana Zjajo were not enough as another Loudoun team fell in the tournament’s first round.
Yorktown 56 vs. Heritage 52
Heritage High School’s senior guard Kayla Tibbs and freshmen guard Lana Zjajo both scored 16 points on an afternoon where Tibbs says the Pride’s offense moved the ball well, but struggled in their 2-3 zone on defense. Yorktown High School’s quick, hustle style allowed sophomore guard Allison Criswell to lead the Patriots with 14 points. Junior forward Ellen Nye added 13 points. Tomorrow Yorktown will take on Millbrook High School in the 5 p.m. semifinal. Heritage plays in the 1 p.m. consolation game against Stafford High School.
Millbrook 48 vs. Stafford 40
Millbrook High School improved to 9-0 on the season after taking down a Stafford Indians team which led by 5 at the half. Tomorrow Millbrook will take on Yorktown High School in the 5 p.m. semifinal. Stafford plays in the 1 p.m. consolation game against Heritage High School.
Sherando 42 vs. South County 34
The Sherando Warriors knocked off Drexel University commit April Henson and the rest of the South County Stallions with a huge second half as they led by only 2 points after 16 minutes. Junior guard Audra Sites led Sherando with 14 points. Henson led South County with 12 points. Tomorrow Sherando will take on John Champe High School in the 7 p.m. semifinal. South County plays in the 3 p.m. consolation game against Broad Run High School.
John Champe 54 vs. Broad Run 53
John Champe High School center Rachel Malinowski had a huge second half adding 15 points and 8 rebounds to her double-double performance as a reenergized Knights team overcame a 2-point halftime deficit to take down Broad Run High School 54-53. Spartan Taylor Tashjian hit a 3-pointer with just over 16 seconds left to put Broad Run up one. Then with 3 seconds remaining Knight Blair Thompson hit the eventual game winner with a layup from the left side. Tomorrow John Champe will take on Sherando High School in the 7 p.m. semifinal. Broad Run plays in the 3 p.m. consolation game against South County High School.
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Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings, scores and more.