Hayfield snaps T.C. Williams' regional streak, Titans keep district mark
Hayfield's 57-49 victory over No. 10 T.C. Williams last night ended one of the area's most dominant streaks in area high school basketball.
The Hawks (3-0), which fell 59-52 to T.C. Williams in last year's region final, exacted revenge last night and also became the first Virginia AAA Northern Region team to beat T.C. Williams in 47 tries.
The Titans (0-1) last loss to a Northern Region opponent was to Edison, 79-74, on Dec. 14, 2007.
Since then, the Titans' were 54-5 with their only losses to Benedictine, Riverdale Baptist, John Marshall and twice to Montrose Christian.
Because of redistricting, Hayfield's victory last night does not end another impressive Titans' hoops record. Winners of the past three region titles, T.C. Williams has also won 71 consecutive games in its district (Virginia AAA Patriot). Because the Hawks were moved out of the Patriot District and into the National District this year, T.C. Williams will keep that streak alive.
Last night, Hayfield got double-digit scoring performances from it's dangerous trio of guards, Chad Canady (16 points), Reggie Tate (15 points) and Brandon Winbush (14 points) as they outscored the Titans (0-1) 22-10 in the fourth quarter.
"We didn't play tough enough, we didn't get any loose balls, we took erratic jumpers," said T.C. Williams coach Julian King. "It's going to take us a while to find our true identity. It was probably the best thing for us because a lot of kid were riding off of the success of past teams instead of putting in the work themselves. Now, I'm pretty sure I have their full attention."
December 9, 2009; 11:27 AM ET
Categories: AAA Concorde District , AAA Liberty District , AAA National District , AAA Patriot District , Boys' basketball
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