The Kettle Run Cougars breezed through the quarterfinals of the Conference 27 boys basketball tournament.
The third-seeded Cougars defeated No. 6 Manassas Park, 79-38, Monday at home in Nokesville and advanced to play No. 2 Spotsylvania in the semifinals Wednesday with a bid to the 3A East Region tournament on the line.
On Monday, Kettle Run took a 21-11 lead in the first quarter and then held Manassas Park to three points in the second period to take a 41-14 lead at halftime. Kettle Run expanded that advantage to 61-25 by the end of the third and finished the game having made 10 of 21 3-pointers (47.6 percent).
Rashawn Latimer led Kettle Run (14-5) with 16 points, giving him more than 1,000 points in his career, including his 336 points while with Liberty.
Danny Mattson added 12 points, Brendan Deliee had 10 and Tyler Williams had eight. Latimer also had five assists and seven rebounds, while Christian Yancey had three assists and two seals, and Justus Drakeford had three assists and four rebounds.
Deliee and Greyson Reigel had three steals each, while Mattson and Nick DelAguila had six rebounds each.
Wakefield girls basketball 71, Massanutten Military 21
The Wakefield Owls used a season-high in points to beat the Massanutten Military girls basketball team , 71-21, Monday on the road in Woodstock.
The most Wakefield had previously scored in a game was 53 points (twice). The Owls used a 16-7 first quarter run to build a 35-12 halftime lead and then went on a 21-2 run in the third period.
Airielle Jenkins led the Owls with 15 points, while Autumn Sanders had 12 and Jillian Wise had eight. Naomi Mutombo had five rebounds and five steals, while Alexis Smith had three assists and three steals. Wise and Shelby Sipes also had three steals each, helping Wakefield amass 25 as a team.
Wakefield (16-4) has won 11 of last 12 games and is ranked No. 4 in the latest VISAA Division III poll. The Owls will begin the postseason Thursday by hosting a Delaney Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game.
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