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Written by: DAVE FACINOLI, Sun Gazette Newspaper (
With what head coach Bobby Dobson called one of his team’s best performance so far this season, the host Washington-Lee Generals (11-8, 5-2) defeated the McLean Highlanders, 58-55, Feb. 2 to tie for first place in the Liberty District boys high-school basketball standings.
McLean (6-2) and South Lakes (5-2) also are tied for first.
“We needed to play like that because McLean is a very good team,” Dobson said. “We followed our game plan to a T by staying on their shooters, we shared the ball on offense, limited turnovers [eight] and played as a team.”
Washington-Lee took the lead for good at 47-44 with 1:17 left in the third quarter on a three-pointer by Anthony Reyes, who finished with 17 points (three three-pointers) and two steals.
McLean stayed close the rest of the way and had a three-point shot to tie the score at the buzzer, by Matias Prock’s off balance desperation attempt hit the front of the rim as he was double teamed.
Washington-Lee started well by taking a quick 18-3 lead, was ahead 18-16 after the first quarter, 33-25 at halftime and 48-47 after three periods.
Max Gieseman had a big game for the Generals. He scored 19 points (three threes and a three-point play), yanked eight rebounds and had two steals.
“Having Anthony and Max scoring and shooting like that was big,” Dobson said.
Off the bench for W-L, Patrick McGee had eight points and three rebounds and Anzell Jones had six points and two assists.
Starter Alex Simmons had four points and four assists and starting point guard Marino Dias had two points, three assists and two steals.
Prock, McLean’s leadinig scorer, scored 11 and took just seven shots. He had 26 points and took 18 shots in an earlier win against W-L this season.
"We keep track of him better this time," Dobson said.