Boys Basketball Wins District Title!

By Bryan Buser
February 21, 2019
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The South Lakes Boys Basketball Team won its second consecutive Liberty District title with an 85-44 victory over Washington-Lee on February 15.

Lead by First Team All-Liberty District senior Cameron Savage's 27 points, the varsity basketball team jumped out to a 22-2 first-quarter lead and cruised to an 85-44 victory over Washington-Lee in the championship game of the Liberty District Tournament. The win improved the team's record to 17-7 on the season and marked the first time since 1983-84 that the Seahawks captured the district championship in back to back seasons. With the victory, the team earned a first-round bye in the Region 6D Tournament. The team will host Battlefield High School in the quarterfinal round of the Region Tournament on Friday, February 22 (7:30 p.m.) at South Lakes High School. The game will be part of a varsity double-header with girls' team hosting Oakton at 5:45 p.m.

Since a four-point loss at McLean on January 22, the team has won seven straight games, each by at least 14 points. Savage's 19.6 points per game lead the team, but it's his defensive presence that has proved to be a big difference during this stretch and all season. In addition to his First Team All-District recognition, Savage (who will continue his career at Barton College in North Carolina next year) was selected to the Distric All-Defensive Team. Together with Liberty District Defensive Player of the Year and Second-Team All-District junior Joseph Dagbe (9.9 points per game), the Seahawks have one of the top scoring backcourts in the entire region. Dagbe's 16 points in the district final tied a career high. Check out this article written on the pair from The Washington Post.

Congratulations also to these Seahawk basketball players on individual honors this season.

  • Cameron Savage, 1st Team All District; All Defense Team
  • Joseph Dagbe, 2nd Team All District; Defensive Player of the Year
  • Brian Adams, Honorable Mention All-District