Lady Wolverines Basketball – The Road to States

The Woodgrove Wolverines girls basketball team has had tremendous success this season including in the playoffs.  They have clinched a berth to the state tournament and hold a 23-3 overall record.

“We’ve worked so hard it’s nice to see our hard work pay off,” said sophomore Kaitlyn Lorinchak.

The girls defeated Loudoun County 51-44 on Friday, February 10, to become co-champions in the Dulles District for the regular season.  To determine the top seed in the Dulles District tournament, the Wolverines met the Raiders again at Heritage High School the day after in a one-game playoff.  Once again, the Wolverines outscored the Raiders 61-53 to clinch the No. 1 seed in the district tournament.

Sophomore Linsey Fagan led the way with 20 points, including a school record tying six three pointers in the win.

“It feels amazing,” said Fagan.

The next week, the Wolverines defeated Park View and Tuscarora in the district tournament en route to the final. On Friday, February 17, they met the Raiders once again in the tournament final for the 3rd time in eight days. However, this time the Lady Wolverines fell short, losing by a score of 39-33.

Despite the loss, the team was still moving on to Regionals as the No. 2 seed, defeating No. 7 Charlottesville 58-25 at home in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, February 21.

Two nights later, the Lady Wolverines routed No. 3 Monticello 66-31 to earn a spot in the Region II Division 3 finals against No. 1 Liberty (Bealeton, VA).

The game will be hosted by Liberty on Saturday, February 25, with tip-off at 7 pm. Regardless of the result, the Lady Wolverines will be in the state tournament for the first time in their program’s short history.

“It’s a feeling nothing can match when you’re a high school athlete,” said Fagan.