ROUNDBALL ROUNDUP

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With three more Patriot District wins last week, The Streak grew to 76 straight against backyard competition for the T.C. Williams boys basketball team, but, boy, was it close. On Monday night, the Titans escaped with a 59-57 home victory against South County to keep their impressive multi-year winning streak intact, following wins against Lake Braddock (Friday) and W.T. Woodson (Saturday). Now 7-1, the Titans, ranked No. 11 in the Washington Post’s latest regional rankings, face a stern test against powerhouse Montrose Christian on Saturday.

Tuesday night’s 59-53 win over Bullis gave the St. Stephen’s / St. Agnes boys a winning record (6-5) as they near the mid-way point of the season and will look to make it three straight with back-to-back games against Landon (Friday) and Flint Hill (Saturday). Things remained rough for the Saints’ girls team last week as they slumped to 1-8 with Saturday’s 48-41 loss to Holy Child.

At Episcopal, the boys squad shot up to No. 14 in the area rankings after a blowout win against Woodberry Forest on Friday and a thrilling 57-55 overtime win against Landon on Tuesday night. Senior David Kagulu-Kalema hit the game-winner with less than two seconds left to move the Maroon’s record to 7-1. 

The Episcopal girls have gone in the opposite direction and had a 1-6 record going into Wednesday night’s game against Maret. The Maroon lost lopsided affairs on Saturday to Georgetown Day (61-35) and January 7 to city rivals Bishop Ireton (72-42).

The Cardinal girls’ see-saw season (8-4) continued last week with the win against Episcopal and a one-sided loss to St. John’s the next day. They play three times this week and surely look to return to their winning ways from earlier this year when they opened with four victories in a row. The Ireton boys (5-8) picked up a paper-thin 54-53 win last week against Flint Hill and look to draw even on the year with three games this week as well.

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