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Hot shooting drives Stone Bridge past Potomac Falls

Coming out of a timeout late in the third quarter, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs executed their called offensive play to perfection, setting up Branden Curry's 3-pointer from the right elbow for a 44-40 lead going to the fourth quarter of a Conference 14 boys' basketball game.

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Feb. 1-3 events

Freedom High School swept Liberty in varsity boys' and girls' basketball games Wednesday night. Dominion girls, John Champe boys, Potomac Falls boys, Rock Ridge girls and Tuscarora girls also prevailed on the hardwood.

Loudoun Valley fends off Dominion’s strong challenge

Nick Ball scored 29 of his game-high 30 points during the final three quarters to help Loudoun Valley overcome a slow start and withstand a formidable challenge from Dominion for a 82-76 boys' basketball victory Jan. 30 in Purcellville.

Tuscarora senior Kyle Copeland rises for a shot during a Jan. 19 game against Briar Woods. Copeland is averaging 20 points per game for a senior-laden Huskies team that has won 16 straight games.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

With mom’s help, Tuscarora’s Copeland chases hoops dream

The Tuscarora Huskies were making their way back to their locker room Jan. 19 after a 96-70 win over Briar Woods when one of them was pulled aside for public-relations duty. A young fan held a plastic mini-basketball up to senior Kyle Copeland, the Huskies' high-scoring forward nominated to this year's McDonald's All-American Game.

Loudoun’s Varsity Basketball Standings

Tuscarora High School sits atop the Conference 14 standings in both boys' and girls' basketball. Freedom girls, John Champe boys, Loudoun County girls, Loudoun Valley boys and Woodgrove girls are also undefeated in their respective conference play.

Loudoun County’s Gianelos to take court for Roanoke College

Loudoun County High School senior Elisabeth Gianelos is set to continue her basketball career at NCAA Division III Roanoke College in Salem. Gianelos is in the midst of her fourth season on the Raiders' varsity basketball team.

Tuscarora junior Tique Yarbrough flushes home a dunk against Briar Woods as the Huskies defeated the Falcons, 96-70, Tuesday night in Leesburg.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Tuscarora sprints past Briar Woods to stay hot

The Tuscarora Huskies scored no fewer than 20 points in every quarter on their way to a 96-70 toppling of visiting Briar Woods in Conference 14 boys' basketball action Jan. 19. The Huskies chalked up their 16th win in 17 outings this season, while the Falcons fell to 6-8.

Loudoun Valley High School boys’ basketball coach Chad Dawson instructs his players on the court during a Jan. 12 game versus John Champe.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Dawson sustains success at Loudoun Valley

The boys' basketball program at Loudoun Valley High School has been headed by Chad Dawson for 13 years now. Despite the number, Dawson feels pretty lucky.

For surging Freedom, it’s a matter of trust

It took a 16-point defeat for the Freedom Eagles girls' basketball team to realize how good it could be. The Eagles are 13-1 and are riding a 12-game winning streak, outscoring opponents by an average of 33 points in their 13 triumphs.

Girls’ basketball: Freedom tops Dominion to extend win streak

The Freedom Eagles girls' basketball team won its 11th consecutive game Jan. 15, jumping out to big lead early in a 47-23 dismissal of the host Dominion Titans in Sterling. Look inside for more on Freedom's victory, along with other Loudoun basketball scores from Friday and Saturday.

Junior Nick Ball poured in 25 points for Loudoun Valley during a 82-66 home victory against John Champe on Jan. 12 in Purcellville.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Loudoun Valley dispenses John Champe to stay unbeaten

The Loudoun Valley Vikings jumped out early to a double-digit lead and kept it throughout most of the game, finishing off the visiting John Champe Knights by an 82-66 score Jan. 12 in Purcellville. With the result, the Vikings climb to an unblemished 11-0 mark on the season, while the Knights go down for just the second time in their 10 outings.

Loudoun Country Day School won all three of its games to claim the middle school division title at the Think Pink Basketball Tournament.—Courtesy Photo

Foxcroft’s Think Pink Tournament is a slam dunk

Foxcroft School hosted its seventh annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament to benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Jan. 9 in Middleburg. The event included 11 girls' teams competing in either varsity, junior varsity or middle school divisions.

Sophomore Natalie Villaflor pushes the pace during Loudoun County’s Jan. 8 game versus Heritage. Raiders’ coach Derek Fisher says Villaflor “is a tremendously talented player at both ends of the floor. You are lucky when you get to coach ones like her.”—Times-Mirror/Carl Lukat

Loudoun County holding court once again

Whether it's talent, dedication, a team-first approach or a combination of all those things, Loudoun County High School has once again found the formula to reach the top of the varsity girls' basketball standings. Loudoun County jumped out to a 14-2 lead in a Jan. 8 home game versus Heritage and extended that advantage in each ensuing quarter on its way to a 69-34 win. The resounding victory pushed the Raiders' record to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in Conference 21B.

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Jan. 5-9 events

Loudoun Valley improved to 10-0 in varsity boys' basketball with home victories against Potomac Falls and Rock Ridge on consecutive nights. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from varsity winter sports.

Loudoun’s Varsity Sports Rewind: Dec. 28-Jan. 2 events

Stone Bridge prevails in boys' basketball, while Briar Woods and Heritage swept dual swimming meets Saturday. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from varsity winter sports.

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