George Mason High School
William Monroe dominated the glass and defeated the Mustangs 54-46 Friday night to tie for first place in the Bull Run District. A GM win would have given the Mustangs the title, but it was not meant to be. Philippe Griffiths and Noel Obusan led GM with 10 points apiece, while Will Nunley had 8 and Nate Ogle 7.
Both Monroe big men got to the rim at will against Mason, putting back several of their own misses, which was the difference in the game. WM (14-6, 11-2 BRD) entered the final period up 40-30 after taking a 26-22 lead into the halftime locker room. The Mustangs (17-4, 11-2) made a valiant attempt at a comeback going on a late 8-2 run led by two Griffiths three-pointers to cut the lead to 49-46 with 50 seconds left. However, Monroe went 6-7 from the line in the last minute to ice the game.
Both squads have one game remaining in the regular season, and if both teams win (or lose), a one game playoff for the regular season title will be played at Strasburg High School on Wednesday at 7 PM. The winner of that game will host the semifinals of the BRD tournament.