South Lakes defeats Centerville on Senior Night to End Regular Season


Photo via Marc Goldstein

Last Friday night, the 17-2 South Lakes Seahawks played their final game of the regular season. They took on the Centerville Wildcats, who came into the game with a record of 11-9 and sitting in 4th place in the Concorde District. As for South Lakes, they are tied for 1st with the Madison Warhawks.

South Lakes was coming off a 78-39 win over Madison, a result that shocked many in the area as Madison has terrorized South Lakes. Meanwhile, Centerville was coming off a 20 point win against Chantilly. South Lakes has been atop the rankings for the best teams in the state all season long. These two teams played earlier this year and it was South Lakes coming out on top, 58-54. 

Since it was the final home game for South Lakes it was senior night. All season long, South Lakes started five seniors. In total, South Lakes had seven seniors active who went  through the senior festivities on Friday. Those seven seniors were Kyle Tang, Colin Luongo, EJ Finney, Sammy Cooley, Nate Owen, Carter Diamond, and Michael Watkins.

All season long South Lakes relied on their seniors to get them through games. This remained true in the game against Centreville. The Seahawks rode a strong game from their seniors including massive games from Cooley and Finney. They defeated the Wildcats by a score of 71-56, ending the regular season with a strong record of 18-2, capturing the top seed in the district. 

Next up for South Lakes will be the postseason. After automatically qualifying for Regionals by getting a top two seed in the Concorde District, the Seahawks received a bye to the District Semifinals. They will take on Centreville again on Wednesday night, this time with much higher stakes. Even though they have already qualified for the next round, the Seahawks will be hoping to win a Concorde District crown in their first year in the district.