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Wakefield Advances to State Tourney

by ARLnow.com — February 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments

The Wakefield Warriors boys basketball team will advance to the Virginia AAA tournament, despite a heart-breaking loss in the Northern Region finals.

Wakefield squandered a 22-point lead against Woodson and ended up losing 75-70. The loss followed a 68-58 win against Robinson on Friday night in the semifinals. (Photos from that game, above.)

By making it to the regional finals, the Warriors received a berth in the Virginia High School League state tournament. Wakefield will now face Mountain View at the Siegel Center in Richmond at 5:30 p.m. this coming Thursday, Feb. 28, according to the Wakefield High School Athletics Facebook page.

Wakefield isn’t the only Arlington high school making a tournament run. Bishop O’Connell defeated Paul VI on Sunday to advance to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference finals. DJO will face St. John’s at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at American University’s Bender Arena.

Photos courtesy Rob Laybourn

  • southarlington

    Go Wakefield …Great Job.

  • dk (not DK)

    Go Wakefield!

  • 1RLI

    Good luck Wakefield.

  • Mary-Austin

    Yay! very cool…this reminds me of the ’05 season when the whole school went down to VCU for the state tournament. Definitely one of my best memories as a Warrior.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.hodgen.5 Donald Hodgen

      I was one that went down to root them on

  • Will

    Does anyone know if the State tourney will be televised or locate a live link to watch ? for Thursday’s gametime.thx

    • Jerzy

      A streaming link was sent out for the last game – hopefully we’ll see another one for this game. I believe that the last link was posted on the the Wakefield website. Just not sure that the State tourney will be televised although that would be fantastic – GO WARRIORS!!

  • WTW Grad

    I was at the game on Saturday, one of the best High School sporting events I’ve ever been to. Remarkable comeback, good luck to Wakefield and WTW in States

  • Wow&Flutter

    Not to be a “Debbie Downer” but for any Wakefield alums out there, our beloved teacher Mr. Bob O’Donnell passed away yesterday evening. He was one of the best and will be missed. Look for service details to be posted on the Wakefield Athletics FB page.

  • Yorktown Mom

    Congrats to Wakefield! You guys rock!! Best of luck in the tourney, we’ll be rooting you on.

  • Helen

    Go Warriors!

  • YorktownStudent

    Patriots for Warriors! Go Wakefield!!!!

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