Boys basketball: Led by senior Evan Fuller's 14 points (11 in the second half) and 10 rebounds, the Centreville Wildcats defeated the Oakton Cougars 38-33 in the quarter-final round of the Concorde District Tournament. Junior Rahji Johnson added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists as the Wildcats improved to 10-12.
Senior Evan Fuller had 19 points and 9 rebounds, and Robert Coker and Mitch Mahoney both had 7 points, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a defeat at the hands of the Robinson Rams during the district semi-final matchup. CVHS lost by a score of 65-39.
The Wildcats beat Washington-Lee in the first round of the northern region tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in 11 years. Senior Hunter Campbell scored 9 of his career high 14 points in the firstquarter and the Wildcats built a 12 point lead midway through the second quarter.
In the most complete performance of the season, Centreville avenged a 62-57 overtime loss to Washington-Lee earlier in the season and advanced to the northern region semi-finals for the first time in 11 years. Centreville held the lead for the entire game outside of twopossessions midway through the fourth quarter. Centreville’s 33 free-throw attempts were the most during the season.
Senior Evan Fuller scored in double digits for the eleventh team in the last 12 games. Senior Robert Coker’s clutch free-throws at the end of the fourth quarter helped Centreville hold on.
The Wildcats play McLean in the northern region quarter-finals on Wednesday at McLean.
Girls basketball: The Centreville Lady Wildcats defeated Westfield in the first round of the Concorde District Tournament on Feb. 14, 36-27. Senior Chaney Forbush led the Cats in scoring with 11 points and sophomore Jenna Green with 10 points.
The Centreville Lady Wildcats then went toe to toe the next night with the region's number one team, the Oakton Cougars, in the semi-finals of the Concorde District basketball tournament before eventually falling, 48-37.
CVHS narrowed the lead to five points on two occasions in the fourth quarter but could not overcome the undefeated Cougars. Chaney Forbush led the Cats with 13 points and freshman Caroline Wakefield with 10.
The Lady Wildcats finished their 2011-2012 season with a disappointing 65-52 loss to the Mt. Vernon Majors in the first round of the Northern Regional Tournament on Monday night, Feb. 20. Senior Chaney Forbush led all scorers with 24 points and completed her high school career as the fifth leading all-time CVHS scorer, with 898 ponts. Centreville finished the season with a record of 12-12.
Track: On Saturday, Feb. 18th, CVHS competed at the northern region championship at George Mason University.
The girls were led by Maryn Wood, who placed 6th in the 55 meter dash (7.43) and 3rd in the 300 meter dash (41.84). Both times were personal records for Maryn and she will compete in both at the state championship this coming weekend. Her 55 meter dash time also qualified her for the national championship meet in March.
On the boys side, the 4x800 relay of Chris Jones, Chan Young Lee, Dan Molina and Chase Heiner fought past a baton mishap to finish 6th in a tough field. They will compete at the state championship, as they ran the qualifying standard at the New Balance Invitational in New York. The boys 4x400 relay team of Brett Martin, Mike Wright, Texas Williams and Chase Heiner finished 4th overall and qualified for the state meet by time.
The state championships takes place Friday and Saturday at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton. The CVHS competitors will be Maryn Wood, in the 55 meters and 300 meters. Chase Heiner in the 1000 meters, where he will take a shot at his older brother's 2004 school record. The Boys 4x400 meter relay team of Brett Martin, Mike Wright, Texas Williams and Chase Heiner. Lastly, the Boys 4x800 meter relay team consists of Chris Jones, Chan Young Lee, Dan Molina and Chase Heiner.