Comeback can’t stop close loss

WINCHESTER, Va. — Millbrook isn’t the same pressing/winning buzzsaw it has been for three seasons, but the Lady Pioneers are still capable of beating most of their girls basketball opponents. Millbrook strung together three straight state champion teams starting in 2010.

The Lady Pioneers had visiting Washington down by 13 points in the fourth quarter and then withstood a Patriot rally to get a 60-55 win.

Millbrook was 4-1 overall and Washington was 1-4.

The Lady Pioneers had increased a 37-26 halftime lead to 52-39 after three quarters.

Junior guard/forward Brenna Cook scored 23 points for the Lady Pioneers. Kylie Nelson led Washington with 14 points, Jackie Hess added 13 points, and Kenya Dozier totaled 10 points. Nelson had nine rebounds.

The Patriots improved to 2-4 with a 47-33 win over visiting James Wood. Kirsten Doleman and Morgan Adams each had 12 points. Hess scored nine points and had seven rebounds. Dozier claimed 14 rebounds and added five steals to her stat sheet.

Washington had a 17-4 lead after one quarter.

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