South Lakes' boys basketball team ended a three-game losing skid at Herndon on Tuesday, defeating the Hornets 86-82 in a noisy nonconference game.
The Seahawks (3-3) scored 30 points in the first period. D.J. Christian had 23 points to lead four starters in double figures.
Herndon (4-3) was led by Patrick McLaughlin, who had 36 points and 16 rebounds.
South Lakes next plays West Potomac in the opening game of a tournament at Wakefield High School on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Game time is 6:45 p.m.
The Seahawk girls defeated Herndon 66-53. They were led by Abigail Rendle, who had 21 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
Sophomore guard Caitlin Jensen scored 13 of her 15 points - including three three-pointers - for the Seahawks (4-2) in the first quarter. Jensen also grabbed four rebounds. Gabrielle Schultz added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Natalie Toma was sparked the Seahawks' third-quarter push with four points and one steal.
Coach Christy Winters Scott and the team were pleased to welcome several former Seahawk players at the game. Jasmine Jones, (JMU), Kacey Liscomb, (Naval Academy), Kelcyn Manurs, (student Athlete at Livingstone College), Maddie Humphrey, (New Hampshire, Assistant Freshmen Girls Basketball Coach at South Lakes), were in attendance to support South Lakes.
South Lakes girls team is now 6-1. They play on Monday, Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. vs. Gwynn Park at the 39th annual IAABO Invitational Tournament, at Flowers High School in Largo, MD.