Georgetown Visitation beats Bullis in ISL AA final
POTOMAC – Georgetown Visitation senior captains Alexis Gray and Maddy Reed went out with a bang.
The dynamic duo helped lead the Cubs to a 55-36 win Sunday over host Bullis in the ISL AA championship game.
“It’s great,” said Gray, a Clarksburg resident who has signed with Loyola. “All four years we’ve won it and we’re just glad to pull it out right before we leave.”
Gray, who finished with 11 points, and Reed, who scored eight points, helped the Cubs capture the program’s tenth consecutive ISL championship.
“It’s just an amazing feeling and I’m so glad that we play as a team,” said Reed, who has signed with Cornell. “That’s one of the beauties of Visitation basketball.”
Georgetown Visitation improved to 25-3 overall including a 17-0 record in the ISL AA Division and Bullis fell to 21-7.
Georgetown Visitation led Bullis at halftime, 20-15, before the Cubs outscored the Bulldogs in the third quarter, 21-7, to break the game wide open.
Junior guard Sydney Love-Baker led three Georgetown Visitation players in double figures with a game-high 13 points and classmate Maeve Carroll added 12 points.
Meanwhile, Bullis was led by 6-foot-3 freshman forward Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo who finished with ten points and freshman guard Naia Saddler who added nine points for the Bulldogs.
Bullis also got contributions from sophomore guard Maqui Carrillo who finished with seven points including a pair of 3-pointers along with junior forwards Tori Crawford (6 points) and Leilani Moten (one point).
Gray and Reed were also AAU teammates with the Germantown Lady Panthers along with Crawford, Saddler and Navy-bound Bullis senior Ariana McKenzie.
Bullis senior forward Lawrencia Moten suffered a torn ACL last summer that forced her to miss the entire season.
“It was definitely a rough season off the court,” said McKenzie, “but when we got on the court we played like a team which is the most important thing. The freshmen were definitely a huge help. Malu, Naia, Rayniah [Walker]. They definitely boosted our energy on the court so we definitely needed them.”
Although Bullis will lose McKenzie and Moten to graduation, the Bulldogs have a good nucleus of returning players including Crawford.
“I’m definitely ready for summer,” said Crawford. “I’m ready for AAU and ready to develop and get better.”