After snow and ice forced some cancellations over the last two weeks, a number of girls' basketball teams in the area had a weird week. Some teams had to play three games in quick succession to make up for a previous cancellation. Others had their Monday contest canceled by ice and therefore had a quiet stretch.
Agile, strong and skilled, Bishop Ireton center Akunna Konkwo is a nightmare matchup. All season she has punished opponents inside, averaging 19.7 points and leading the Cardinals to the best start in school history. Most teams simply don’t have anyone who can rival the 6-foot-3 junior.
With 6:23 left in the game, Gonzaga Coach Steve Turner looked up at the scoreboard, saw a two-point lead stretched across it and spun around to face his bench.
Standing inches from the maroon and white E that divides the court at Episcopal in Alexandria, Georgetown Visitation junior Ellie Mitchell beamed when recounting the 22-point run with which the Cubs opened Thursday's game.
In a nod to his Italian heritage, Farello told the No. 3 Panthers he was known for thinking about two things: pasta and revenge.