The Seton Conquistadors ended the Highland Hawks’ season Thursday with a 66-35 victory during the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference girls basketball tournament at home in Manassas.
Seton advanced to play in the DAC final Saturday against Wakefield, which beat Trinity Christian, 53-17, in the other semifinal Thursday.
Highland, meanwhile, finished its season with a 10-9 record. The Hawks fell behind Seton, 21-6 during the first quarter and never recovered.
“It's hard to see the year come to an end,” Highland coach Gary Leake said. “I am proud of all the kids and what they've accomplished this year.”
Seton expanded its lead to 40-16 by halftime, providing plenty of cushion to absorb a 13-6 run by Highland in the third quarter.
Michele Micciche led the Hawks with 14 points and three steals, while Ashton Eicher had 10 points and Colby Newson had six. Newson, Shelby Thornhill and Erica Champion had four rebounds each, while Eicher had two steals and Micciche had two assists. Newson also had three steals.
Wakefield girls basketball 52, Trinity Christian 17
For the 11th time this season, the Wakefield Owls held an opponent to fewer than 25 points en route to victory.
Wakefield defeated Trinity Christian, 52-17, Thursday during the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference girls basketball tournament and advanced to play Seton in the final Saturday. Seton advanced by beating Highland, 66-35, during the semifinals.
The Owls improved their record to 17-4 by limiting Trinity Christian fewer than five points in three of four quarters. They took a 16-3 lead by the end of the first quarter, led 27-11 at halftime and took a 40-15 advantage by the end of the third period.
Alexis Smith helped fuel the Wakefield defense with eight of the Owls’ 21 steals. Airielle Jenkins added five steals, while Autumn Sanders had three.
Jenkins also had 15 points, while Smith had 14, and Sanders and Naomi Mutombo had six each. Smith added nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks, while Mutombo had four rebounds, Jenkins had three assists and Shelby Sipes had two assists.
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