After slump, T.C. on the rise

Junior forward Dealo Robertson takes it to the basket during T.C. Williams loss to W.T. Woodson Tuesday night. The defeat marks the team's second consecutive home loss. (Derrick Perkins)

The T.C. Williams Titans eked out a 50-49 victory against West Springfield on Monday night, building on a win against Lee last weekend.

The road win marks the second consecutive victory against a Patriot District rival for the Titans and bumps their overall record to 10-7. Both teams have struggled against T.C., losing matchups against the Titans earlier this season.

With just a .500 record in the Patriot District a week ago after struggling throughout the season, the Titans have moved to 7-5 in conference action. They have two conference matchups left in the season: a home game against Lake Braddock on Tuesday and a showdown with Annandale on February 10.

The last time Lake Braddock and T.C. squared off, the Burke squad dealt the Titans a 60-54 loss. Annandale proved less formidable during their January 17 matchup, falling 64-39 to T.C.