Whitman Girls Complete Undefeated Regular Season
The Whitman girls’ basketball team won three games in five days to complete an undefeated regular season.
The Vikings beat Blair 67-35 on Feb. 19, defeated Kennedy 91-23 on Feb. 20 and thumped Northwood 76-22 on Feb. 23 to improve their record to 20-0.
Whitman, the 4A South division champion, begins what it hopes is a deep playoff run on March 2. The Vikings earned the No. 1 seed in Section I of the 4A West region and will face the winner of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Blair game on Feb. 27.
If the top seeds win out, Whitman would face Churchill in the section final and Wootton in the region final.
Wootton Girls Earn No. 1 Seed
The Wootton girls’ basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in Section II of the 4A West region playoff bracket.
The Patriots will play their first postseason game on March 2, facing the winner of the Gaithersburg and Quince Orchard game on Feb. 27.
Wootton (19-3), the 4A West division champion, closed the regular season with a 14-game win streak and has won 18 of its last 19 games. The Patriots’ three losses came against Walter Johnson, undefeated Whitman and Williamsport.
Churchill Girls Seeded No. 2
The Churchill girls’ basketball team closed the regular season with victories in 12 of its final 13 games and earned the No. 2 seed in Section I of the 4A West region playoff bracket.
The Bulldogs will open at home against Kennedy on Feb. 27. Churchill won the regular season meeting between the teams on Dec. 15, 57-41.
A win against Kennedy would mean Churchill faces the winner of Walter Johnson and Richard Montgomery in the sectional semifinal.
Whitman, the only team to beat Churchill in 2015, is the No. 1 seed in Section I.
Boys’ Basketball Playoff Seeds
The Whitman and Churchill boys’ basketball teams will face one another in the opening round of the regional playoffs.
Whitman received the No. 3 seed in Section I of the 4A West region and Churchill was seeded sixth. The game will be played Feb. 27 or 28 at Whitman High School.
The winner of Whitman/Churchill will face the winner of Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Walter Johnson.
Richard Montgomery is the top seed in Section I.
Wootton received the No. 6 seed in Section II and will travel to face No. 3 Quince Orchard on Feb. 27 or 28. The winner will face No. 2 Gaithersburg, which received a first-round bye.
Churchill’s Faerber, Becker Finish 1-2 at State Diving Competition
Churchill diver Elaina Faerber won the state championship and teammate Kali Becker finished runner-up on Feb. 20 at the University of Maryland.
Faerber posted a score of 451.05, followed by Becker’s score of 441.9.
Wootton’s Regan Westwood placed fourth 416.05.
In the boys’ competition, Churchill’s Mory Gould took fourth (430.1).