Basketball: SLHS Girls Bounced from Districts

Madison upsets No. 1 seed Seahawks in Liberty District Semis.

The top-seeded South Lakes High School girls basketball team was bounced from the Liberty District Tournament in a 55-52 upset by Madison Thursday at South Lakes.

Madison's Megan LeDuc hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to seal the victory for the Warhawks.

The Seahawks fell behind in the second quarter, when the fourth-seed Warhawks held them to just seven points. South Lakes trailed 31-23 at halftime. The Seahawks caught up in the second half and were down by two when Abigail Rendle hit a jumper on the baseline to tie with four seconds to go, but Leduc's shot from half court put the game away.

"I'm proud of the way we competed," South Lakes coach Christy Winters Scott said. "Abigail Rendle was outstanding from beginning to end, and the defensive pressure from Chauntell Dunbar was a key for us."

During the regular season, South Lakes (20-4, 12-2 Liberty) split the meetings with Madison, defeating the Warhawks 55-45 in January and falling to them 45-42 at home on Feb. 4.

Rendle led South Lakes with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Madison (16-8, 10-4)  was led by Leduc with 23 points and Kate Kerrigan with 15.

Madison, the tournament's second seed, plays McLean in the district final at South Lakes 5:45 p.m. Friday.

South Lakes, along with Madison, McLean and Fairfax, still advances to next week's Northern Region Tournament. South Lakes will play at home Monday (game time and opponent TBA).

Mozart February 15, 2013 at 06:31 PM
South Lakes won't be the number 2 seed in the regional tournament. They'll be seeded second among the four Liberty District teams competing in the tournament (the winner of the McLean/Madison game will be seeded first among Liberty teams, the loser of the McLean/Madison game will be seeded third among Liberty teams, and Fairfax will be seeded fourth).
Karen Goff February 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Ah. I read the bracketing wrong. Will fix the story. Thanks.
Laura Ramon February 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM
They still rock!
Lilguy February 16, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Yep, the important thing is to be ready for the next game no matter who they play. One victory at a time and they could still reach--and win--the state tournament. ONE VICTORY AT A TIME!


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