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Sports Notebook: Big contrast

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There were two local showdowns for first place in local girls and boys high-school basketball games last week.

One such contest was a dud, the boys game between the South Lakes Seahawks and host Madison Warhawks in a clash for the lead in the Concorde District. South Lakes shot the lights out and won in a rout, 78-39.

The other game was a classic, when the Potomac School Panthers hosted Georgetown Day in a girls meeting for first in the A Division of the Independent School League. Georgetown Day won by one in overtime, 65-64.

Potomac School led for much of the first half, but lost the lead in the second. The Panthers rallied twice, from seven points down with 42 seconds to play to force overtime.


Then in OT, the Panthers made a three-point to cut the lead to one, with Georgetown Day holding on.

A player for Georgetown Day had 15 points, 22 rebounds, six blocks and three steals.

For Potomac School, it’s freshman point guard Catherine Letendre certainly didn’t wilt under the pressure of a big game. Instead, she played like a seasoned veteran, scoring 26 points, having eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and a couple of defensive deflections. She made 13 of 16 free throws. That’s clutch.

A classic and a dud.

The classic was obviously much more fun and a thrill to watch.

The good news is hopefully Potomac School and Georgetown Day will meet again in a few days.

If South Lakes and Madison play again, the hope is that will become a classic, as well.

We’ll see what happens.

– Dave Facinoli


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