West Potomac Girls Basketball Sees Season Close in State Quarterfinals


State Quarterfinal Flier Design by Peter Rainey with photography from Marcus Relacion.

The West Potomac Girls Basketball season drew to a close last weekend as the Wolverines fell 34-42 to the Northern Regional Champion James Madison Warhawks in the Virginia State Quarterfinal round. Ending at a 19-10 mark on the season, the Wolverines finished as runner-ups in the Occoquan Regional Tournament en route to earning their second state tournament bid in four seasons.


The JV Wolverines finished with an 11-5 record on the season, which included four wins in five games during the closing stretch. “It’s a big time commitment, but it’s like a huge family where everyone supports each other,” JV guard Anna Hamilton explained.


Head Coach Colligan, who reached a career milestone of 100 cumulative wins at the helm of the Lady Wolverines this season, earned Patriot District Coach of the Year as the team rolled to a 13-3 record within conference play.


After falling at home to Lake Braddock High School in the Patriot District Semis, the team put together a three game winning streak in the regional tournament. The Wolverines defeated the Alexandria City Titans by double digits, then avenging their loss to Lake Braddock in the next round before defeating Edison by three points to punch their tickets to states. Although their season saw a close in the state quarters, the team showed tremendous fight, remaining in the game until the final minutes before falling by eight points to the 23-4 Warhawks.