The George C. Marshal girls varsity basketball team is now in the drivers seat as it heads into the final three games of the regular season. The combination of a pair of wins over W.T. Woodson and Thomas Jefferson and a second loss by Madison to Stone Bridge on Jan. 26 leaves the Lady Statesmen atop the standings at 10-1 in the Liberty District.
Nicole Harrison led Marshall in its 66-51 road win against W.T. Woodson with 25 points, seven rebounds and seven steals. Maya Al-Shingieti posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 boards. The duo combined to shoot 21 of 26 from the free throw line.
For the second time this season, Marshall topped Thomas Jefferson by a sizable margin, prevailing 62-39. Harrison led four of her teammates in double figures with 17 points. KT Mesich added 14 points, while Al-Shingieti (11 points) and Alison Johnson (10) also contributed prominently.
A home game against Stone Bridge Feb. 2, and road games against McLean (Feb. 6) and Langley (Feb. 9) represent the final hurdles for Marshall in securing the Liberty District regular season crown and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming playoffs. The game against Stone Bridge is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.