Whitman Girls’ Basketball Beats Good Counsel in Opener
The Whitman girls’ basketball team opened the 2014-15 season with a 56-51 victory over Good Counsel in Dec. 5 in Olney.
Last year, Whitman lost to Good Counsel, a private school, as part of a 1-2 start. The Vikings then won 20 consecutive games before losing to Kennedy in the sectional final. Whitman went 42-8 during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, including a trip to the 2013 state playoffs.
This year, Whitman returns several key athletes, including junior guard Marie Hatch and sophomore guard Abby Meyers. Senior point guard Nicole Fleck, senior forward Annabelle Leahy, junior guard Hannah Niles, junior forward Betsy Knox, and junior forward Alison Poffley also return.
The Vikings faced Rockville on Tuesday, after The Almanac’s deadline. The Vikings will face Potomac School at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 during the Tina Thompson Classic at St. John’s College High School.
Whitman Boys’ Basketball
Opens with Loss
The Whitman boys’ basketball team lost its season opener to private school Georgetown Prep, 73-46, on Dec. 5.
Whitman reached the state championship game but graduated several key players from that team. This year’s roster has nine players listed at 6 feet 2 or taller, including two listed at 6 feet 6.
The Vikings faced Rockville on Tuesday, after The Almanac’s deadline. Whitman will face Landon School at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at Landon and will host Wootton on Dec. 15.
Churchill Boys, Girls
Edged by Paint Branch
The Churchill boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were within striking distance at the end of their respective season openers against Paint Branch on Dec. 5, but each fell short.
The boys’ team lost at home, 41-36. The girls’ team lost on the road, 67-64.
The Churchill boys faced Bullis on Tuesday, after The Almanac’s deadline. The Bulldogs will travel to face Wootton at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.
The Churchill girls will travel to face St. Andrew’s at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, and will host Wootton at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.
Bullis Boys’ Basketball
Wins 2 of 3
The Bullis boys’ basketball team won two of its first three games, including back-to-back victories over St. John’s Catholic Prep and Chapelgate Christian Academy.
The Bulldogs faced Churchill on Tuesday, after The Almanac’s deadline. Bullis will host Berkeley Carroll from New York as part of the Bullis Holiday Classic at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12.
Bullis is the three-time defending IAC champion.