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Yorktown girls advance to second round, Washington-Lee girls ousted

The Yorktown girls were struggling heading into the regional tournament, having lost four of their past six games after sprinting to a 16-1 record, their best start in school history.

The Patriots, however, have some rejoicing to do as senior guard Cindy Brice, a first-team all-district player, hit the game-winning three-point in overtime to down Langley by a 52-49 margin — the same score as the Yorktown boys game — on Monday in the opening round of the regional tournament.

Yorktown, under first-year coach Kim Cordell downed Langley, the second seed from the Liberty District by three points on Dec. 18.

Senior center Billee Ripy, a first-team all-district player, tallied a game-high 22 points, while point guard LaNia Charity, who suffered an ankle injury in the midseason added 15 points.

<b>WASHINGTON-LEE </b> completed their storybook season on Monday, bowing out of the regional tournament by virtue of a 65-32 loss to Madison. Sophomore guard Ellie Mills had a team-high 12 points, while senior co-captain Natalie Dahlstrom contributed eight.

Washington-Lee failed to win last season, and had only two wins in the previous two seasons, but earned a 6-19 record, punctuated by a 50-48 victory over fifth-seeded Stuart in the district tournament. The victory, where sophomore Jennifer McCue, an honorable mention all-district guard, had a game-high 27 points, earned the Generals a berth in the Northern Regional tournament.