Boys Varsity Basketball
|Fairfax High School||79|
|Lake Braddock Secondary School||65|
With Ricky wheelin' and KC dealin', with Jacquez twistin' and KC swishin', with Chase soarin' and KC snarin', with Aziz defendin' and KC upendin', and with Daniel steadyin' and KC I-don't-know-what-else-rhymes-but-he-did-everything-imaginable-in-this-game, the Rebels achieved an impressive 79-65 win over the Bruins of Lake Braddock. Playing in the Bruins' cavernous fieldhouse for the first time in program history, Fairfax racked up their highest point total of the season, all the while holding the Bruins to their lowest total of the season and in so doing picked up their 4th win in a row. The Rebs are inching upward in the Patriot District standings and with their 5-3 record now stand in 3rd place with 2 games remaining. Overall, they stand at 13 up and 7 down.
Sunshine, the Maestro, the Conductor - KC Colbert - ruled this game from start to finish in every way, and along the way continued his assault on the program record books. For starters, he recorded the 2nd triple-double in recorded program history, with 11 points (on 11-14 from the free throw line, both individual career highs), 24 (!) rebounds (tied for the 2nd highest single-game total in program history) and 10 assists. His career assist total is now 306 and he is within a normal-for-him single-game output of taking over 2nd place all-time in career assists. Young man, keep on doin' what you do.
Lake Braddock controlled the opening tip and scored an easy lay-up; that would be their last lead of the game. Jacquez got busy and hit all 4 of his shots in the period, while Abtew followed suit with 2 dueces himself. Fairfax led 16-7 at the end of the 1st period. The Bruins just could not find the range and the vast majority of their of their errant tosses ended up in KC's mitts. from there, he would dribble up court, find an open cutter for an interior hoop and retreat down court to play some D, grab a missed shot, ... wash, rinse, repeat.
The 2nd period was much closer, with the Rebs barely coming out on top, 22-20. Offensively, this period belonged to Ricky, with 5 buckets on 6 attempts, and to Chase, who found paydirt on all 3 of his shots. Defensively, well, you already know. But let's not forget the defensive performance of Aziz, who practically shared jerseys with the Bruins leading scorer all game long who had 18 points tonight vs 40+ the last time the 2 teams met. So Fairfax led 38-27 at the break. But you knew the Bruins would come out of the locker room sprinting, raring to go.
And indeed they did, but the Rebels would not crack. 5 players scored for Ffx in the period but the margin was down to 8, 49-41 by the end. No worries! Ricky reasserted himself, scoring 4 times with strong moves to the tin. KC made 10-12 from the line and Chase continued his superior work on the interior as well, with 3 hoops of his own. The closest LB could get was 13 and the Rebels maintained their poise to close out the upset win.
You already know about the Bandleader, but Ricky set a new career high with his 20 points, hitting 10 of his 13 attempts. Chase was even better, shooting 8-9 on his way to 17 points. Twisted Sister tallied 10 points and Christian Lewis, playing valuable minutes to rest some of the other guys, notched 6 on 3 of 4 shooting. Ricky grabbed 7 rebounds, Daniel latched on to 7. Josh couldn't find the range from beyond the arc for only the 2nd time all season, but he did assist 4 others to score. As a team, Fairfax shot 60% from the floor for the game - they had it goin' on tonight.
The remaining 2 games on the schedule are both at home and the team is looking to finish strong; your support would definitely help in that regard. Next up is South County, who sit squarely on the bubble trying to reenter the top 20 of the Washington Post. So your presence is kindly requested on Tuesday night at the LIP.