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Mihailovich's heave propels Panthers in triple OT

Potomac Falls junior guard Lukas Mihailovich banked in a shot from half court as time expired to land the Panthers a 111-108 victory over Stone Bridge in a wild and crazy triple overtime game at Park View.

The Bulldogs needed some magic of their own just to get it into the third extra period, and once there, they fell behind. But leading by three points late, Potomac Falls fouled a Stone Bridge's Mike Hamrick beyond the arc. He connected on all three free throws to knot the game at 108. That's when Mihailovich - who already had 47 points on the night - received the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and launched the ball nearly 50 feet. It caromed perfectly off the backboard and through the net to give the Panthers their third straight win to start the season.

Mihailovich finished the night with a career-high (uh, yeah, clearly) 50 including five three-pointers.

We'll have more on this game soon.

Loudoun County 55, Briar Woods 42
Senior Mahir MrKonjic scored 15 points to lead all scorers and Kris Pratt notched a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Raiders (2-2, 1-0) over Briar Woods in their Dulles District opener.

Correy Facciane paced the Falcons with 12 points as County held spark plug point guard Myles Tate to 9 points on the night - well below his season average of 27.

Broad Run 78, Heritage 67
Senior forward Kevin McGaughey poured in a career-high 37 points to lead the undefeated Spartans (4-0) to a road victory in Leesburg.

Ahmad Zafar chipped in 13 points to continue his streak of double-figure scoring efforts to start the season and Nick Salgado finished with 11 points.

Ross Alcorn led four Pride players in double figures with 17 points including four three-pointers as Heritage fell to 2-2 on the season.

Loudoun Valley 81, Park View 49
John Yoxthimer continued a night of huge individual performances, dropping 29 points to lead the Vikings (2-0) to a blowout win in Sterling. Cody Mangano added 15 points for Valley.

Sophomore Ryan McCarter led the Patriots with 14 points.

Girls
No. 11 Freedom 75, Dominion 13
The Eagles kept on rolling along in their Dulles District opener, limiting the Titans to a mere six points through three quarters in a complete rout.

Dionna Scott scored 24 points to lead three double-figure scorers for Freedom (3-0) which led 58-6 through three quarters. Alexis Mayo and Jessica Escorza scored 12 points apiece and Kelsey Buchanan added 8 points and 11 boards as the Eagles won their 25th straight game.

Next up is the big one: Freedom-County, Tuesday night in South Riding. It's Christmas come early!

Loudoun County 56, Briar Woods 44
The Raiders came out on top in a battle of unbeatens in their Dulles District opener at Briar Woods. Junior guard Brittany Batts had a game high 16 points and six steals and senior guard Alissa Kain added 14 points and 7 rebounds as County improved to 4-0 (1-0) on the season.

The No. 11 Raiders led 32-22 at the break and held off the Falcons the rest of the way. Senior forward Kendra Holmes was limited to eight second half minutes due to foul trouble but still finished with 10 points, 8 boards and 4 assists.

Senior center Kim Bell scored 12 points and Ashley O'Neill added 10 for the Falcons who fell to 3-1 (0-1) on the season.

Broad Run 41, Heritage 38
Freshman guard Ellie Furgeson scored a career-high 16 points and Lauren Mines chipped in 11 and 9 rebounds as the Spartans improved to 2-1 on the season.

Heritage junior forward Erika Grabbi reached double figures for the third straight game with 11 points to lead the Pride, who fell to 1-4.

Potomac Falls 44, Stone Bridge 42
Raven Short hit two threes to bring the Panthers back from a late deficit and Alyssa Battle scored the go-ahead layup for her only points of the game as Potomac Falls edged the Bulldogs. Short and Symone' Berry each finished with 15 to lead the Panthers (2-1).

Loudoun Valley 53, Park View 28

By Matt Brooks  |  December 11, 2009; 11:55 PM ET
Categories:  Boys' Basketball , Briar Woods High School , Broad Run High School , Dominion High School , Freedom High School , Girls' Basketball , Heritage High School , Loudoun County High School , Loudoun Valley High School , Park View High School , Potomac Falls High School , Stone Bridge High School  
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