Herndon Girls Basketball Season Ends in State Semis

Herndon HornetsA turnaround season for the Herndon High School girls basketball team ended last night in the Virginia 6A semifinals in Richmond.

The Hornets fell 64-33 to Midlothian Cosby at the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

After winning just nine games last season, No. 4 seed Herndon finishes the season at 21-8.

The Hornets lost five in a row to end the regular season, but then rebounded with wins over Chantilly, Battlefield and Madison en route the state tourney. Herndon defeated Woodside 53-41 in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday.

In Tuesday’s games, the Hornets were outmatched by the two-time defending state champ Cosby. The No. 3-seed Titans were led by Jocelyn Jones (25 points, 18 rebounds) and Tyra Whitehead (18 points, 17 rebounds).

Cosby will take on Langley, which easily defeated second-seed (and previously undefeated) Oakton 47-38 in the other 6A semifinal. That game is 7:15 p.m. tonight at the Siegel Center.

Herndon was led by junior Indeya Sanders (7 points).

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