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Tuesday's prep basketball roundup: Osbourn's boys remain unbeaten

By: staff reports

Five Osbourn players reached double figures Tuesday in the Eagles’ 89-73 Group AAA Cedar Run District win over Broad Run. Jay Lane led the way with 24 points followed by Corey Bedford and Cedrick Delaney each with 15 and Robert Carter and Raphael Edwards each with 11.





Boys' basketball preview

AAA Cedar Run District

Top teams

Osbourn (18-7) Loudoun Valley (10-10) Battlefield (12-12)

[G] Robert Carter, Osbourn, 5-10, Jr. [F] Ryan Dandrea, Battlefield, 6-5, Sr. [C] Isaac Freeman, Osbourn, 7-1, Sr. [G] Jay Lane, Osbourn, 5-11, Jr. [G-F] John Yoxthimer, Loudoun Valley, 6-6, Jr.

Osbourn returns all its regulars, including first-team all-district picks Carter (18.1 ppg) and Lane (16 ppg, 41 three-pointers).



Wednesday's prep hoops roundup


OSBOURN 88, LIBERTY 68: Isaac Freeman had 23 points and 19 rebounds Wednesday for Osbourn. Jay Lane converted four 3-pointers to finish with 22 points, while Corey Bedford had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Osbourn (3-0).



Freeman plays a huge role in Osbourn's victory


In the first half of Tuesday’s non-district contest with visiting Gar-Field, Osbourn’s Isaac Freeman was as much of a non-factor as a 7-foot-1 high school basketball player can be. The Osbourn coaches encouraged Freeman to be more assertive in the second half, and that bit of advice paid off for the Eagles. Freeman scored nine of his 15 points and pulled down 12 of his game-high 18 rebounds over the final 20 minutes, then he blocked a final Gar-Field shot in overtime to lead Osbourn to a 66-65 victory in Manassas.

Corey Bedford led the Eagles (5-0) with 18 points, including the game-winning basket with 8 seconds left in overtime. Jay Lane added 14 points and eight rebounds for Osbourn. Raheem Johnson paced Gar-Field (3-3) with 17 points and nine rebounds. Justin Pittman added 12 points and Curtis Einsmann had 10.

In the extra period, Freeman hit one of three free throws to put the Eagles in front, but Einsmann sank a three-pointer with 1:44 to play for a 63-61 Gar-Field advantage. Lane answered with a long trey of his own before Curtis Lovitt (nine points) hit two free throws to give the Indians a 65-64 lead with 27 seconds remaining.

Osbourn worked the ball to Delaney, who drove the lane as the clock approached 10 seconds. Drawing the defense, he passed to Bedford, who hit a short jumper to put the Eagles in front for good. The Indians drove the ball down the court, but Freeman blocked a short jumper by Knight to preserve the victory.

The Eagles opened the game by getting the ball to Freeman for two quick baskets, but Gar-Field rallied to take a 12-8 lead as Johnson and Knight each scored four points. Landon Dufrene hit a three-pointer and Jahaan Roberson converted a conventional three-point play to lift Osbourn to a 14-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles used a 10-6 run to open a six-point lead midway through the second quarter, but the Indians again rallied to tie the game at 24 on a free throw by Pittman. Delaney, Lane and Bedford, however, scored to end the half and send Osbourn into intermission with a 30-24 advantage.



 Boys Basketball: Osbourn's Size Advantage Too Much for South Lakes

Seahawks fall in opening round of Lake Braddock holiday tournament.

By Brian Belefski

South Lakes came storming out of the locker room with an early 21-11 lead over undefeated Osbourn, but the Eagles controlled the game after sputtering early to beat South Lakes Monday 69-49 in the Glory Days Tournament of Champions at Lake Braddock High School.

Osbourn dominated the second quarter with a spark from 6-foot-11 junior center Issac Freeman, who had eight points in the quarter and contested many of the Seahawks' shots. Sophomore guard Corey Bedford's steal under the basket with 6:25 in the second quarter gave the Eagles a 25-24 advantage during a 14-3 Osbourn run.

The Eagles took a 41-33 lead at halftime, but the Seahawks closed the game to 45-41 midway through the third quarter when senior forward Darius Smith got a steal for an easy layup. South Lakes wouldn't come any closer the rest of the game, and Osbourn's Jay Lane (game-high 23 points) uncorked a 25-foot 3-pointer with 2:35 in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 52-43 lead. Issac Freeman (14 points) threw down an emphatic dunk to give Osbourn a 58-47 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The stifling Osbourn defense held South Lakes to only two points in the fourth quarter, which included a scoring drought that lasted seven minutes. The Eagles also kept South Lakes' D.J. Christian in check, allowing only 6 points to the Seahawks' leading scorer.



Tuesday's prep roundup


OSBOURN 69, SOUTH LAKES 49: The Eagles opened play in the Glory Days Christmas Tournament of Champions with a victory thanks to three double digit performances. Jay Lane led the way with 23 points. Corey Bedford scored 17 and Isaac Freeman 15. 



 Lake Braddock Falls to Osbourn, Robinson Edges Madison

Day 2 of the Glory Days Grill Tournament

 By Brian Belefski

On Tuesday, Osbourn knocked off tournament host Lake Braddock 73-50 to advance to the finals of the Glory Days Grill Tournament of Champions. The Eagles only trailed once all game, when they were down 1-0, and they dominated from start to finish thanks to the play of guards Jay Lane (21 points) and Corey Bradford (15 points).

Lane scored 7 points in the first 90 seconds to propel Osbourn to an 11-1 start. Lake Braddock's Dylan O'Connor (12 points) made a 3-pointer to narrow the lead to 18-9. The Bruins wouldn't get any closer the remaining of the game.

The Eagles led 36-21 at halftime and stormed to a 60-34 lead at the end of the third quarter. They will play Middleburg in the championship game of the tournament, while Lake Braddock will play Hylton in the third place game.??



Wednesday's basketball/track roundup

By: Staff reports 


OSBOURN 73, LAKE BRADDOCK 50: Jay Lane’s 21 points lifted the Eagles past the Bruins in the Glory Days Grill Tournament of Champions. Corey Bedford scored 15 points for the Eagles and Cedric Delaney and Isaac Freeman both scored 11. Lane also went 8 for 9 from the free throw line. Lane, Bedford, Delaney, Lucky Whitehead and Jack Morton each hit a 3-pointer.



Lane leads Osbourn to 8-0 start, Glory Days tournament title

By Preston Williams

Osbourn is off to an 8-0 start even though junior guard Robert Carter, who averaged 18.1 points per game last season, has not yet returned from a knee injury he sustained in the Virginia AAA Division 5 football semifinals.

Osbourn knocked off South Lakes and Lake Braddock in the first two rounds of the Glory Days Grill Tournament of Champions and beat Middleburg Academy, 60-57, in the championship Wednesday night at Lake Braddock.

Junior guard Jay Lane led the Eagles in scoring in all three games, totaling 70 points, and was chosen tournament MVP. "Jay's playing with so much confidence right now," Osbourn Coach Mike Dufrene said. "Inside and out, taking it off the dribble, pulling up from three. He's definitely making a name for himself. He should be on a lot of recruiting lists." 

Osbourn junior forward Corey Bedford also is averaging a double-double and joined Lane and Freeman on the all-tournament team. Winning the Glory Days tournament was satisfying, with the first two wins coming by 20 and 23 points, but there is another tournament the Eagles are targeting. Osbourn has never reached the state basketball tournament. The team fell one game short last season, losing in the Northwest Region semifinals to Patrick Henry-Roanoke to finish 18-7. The Eagles will get to test themselves against a state champion, Virginia AA Division 4 titlist Potomac Falls (8-0), on successive Saturdays, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15.



 Hoops du Jour: In Burke, Osbourn Takes Tourney Title

Eagles beats Middleburg Academy 60-57 

By Brian Belefski




 Boys Basketball: Robinson Edges South Lakes

Rams outgun Seahawks in final day of the Glory Days Grill Tournament.  

By Brian Belefski



Osbourn boys basketball remains unbeaten

By: Hugh Rist | For the News & Messenger

If basketball games lasted only one quarter, the Gar-Field Indians would have put a resounding blemish on the ledger of the undefeated Osbourn Eagles. The Indians made 4 of 5 three-point baskets en route to scoring 21 points in playing what coach Andy Gray called “our most complete quarter of basketball all season.”

But the rest of the game was played at a much slower tempo that suits Osbourn’s athletic style which takes advantage of its size and athleticism to put teams away. And that is exactly what the Eagles did to remain undefeated with a 62-52 non-district victory over the host Indians Tuesday night.

Osbourn (9-0) showed why it is “one of the two best—if the not top—team in this region,” in the words of Gray by using the clutch shooting of Jay Lane, who missed just one shot from the field in the fourth quarter and just three in the second half, en route to scoring 19 points. Isaac Freeman, who at 6-11, 215 is a full six inches taller than the Indians’ biggest player (senior center Davone Baker at 6-5), capitalized on the size advantage to score a game-high 20 points.

Lane, who is playing extra minutes because the Eagles still don’t have the services of Robert Carter, who was injured in Osbourn’s final football game of the season and has yet to play a basketball game this season. Jay has done that for us all year,” Osbourn coach Mike Dufrene said. “He’s dead tired, yet he still finds a way to play at a high level. They [Gar-Field] set the tempo early and we played at their pace, not ours, in the first half.”

Lane said the Eagles felt bad after getting off to a slow start, but the attitude did not stay that way, mainly due to its sizeable rooting section on the visitors’ side of the gym. “We started getting down on ourselves at first, but then coach kept telling us not to get down,” Lane said.  “Our crowd really helped us get back into it. They were spirited.”

Lane said the contributions of several players including Freeman and Corey Bedford gives opponents much to think about. “Most teams have just one or two players that do most of the scoring,” Lane said. “But we have a lot of people who can come off the bench to push you. There’s not just one person teams have to think about. And that helps us get back into a game like this.” Lane did just that for the Eagles, scoring 11 of his points in the fourth quarter as Osbourn outscored the Indians 25-14 in the frame to make the game appear less close than it really was.



Osbourn tops Battlefield in boys basketball

By: Ben Trittipoe | For the News & Messenger

The Eagles forced Battlefield into 12 turnovers in the second quarter and outscored the visiting Bobcats 21-3 to blow open the game en route to an 81-47 Cedar Run District victory in Manassas. Jay Lane led four Osbourn players in double figures with 16 points. Isaac Freeman added 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots, Corey Bedford had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Cedric Delaney had 12 points and eight assists.

Osbourn (10-0, 2-0 Cedar Run) jumped out to an early 12-6 lead, but Battlefield (6-6, 0-2) scratched back and cut the margin to 16-13 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter, however, would be a nightmare for the Bobcats. Battlefield took just eight shots in the second quarter while committing 12 turnovers against the defensive intensity brought by the Eagles. Many of the Bobcat turnovers became easy Osbourn baskets as all nine Eagle field goals in the period came in the paint. Lane contributed seven points in the quarter while Freeman and Bedford each added four, pacing Osbourn to a 37-16 advantage at intermission.

Battlefield regained its composure in the third quarter and was able to keep pace better with Osbourn, scoring 17 points to the Eagles’ 23. Allaire scored 10 of his 11 points in the third, including a three-point play at the end of the quarter, but even that couldn’t keep the Eagles from holding a 60-33 lead at the end of the period.



Whitehead's big shot helps Osbourn stay perfect

By: ROBERT DASKI | rdaski@insidenova.com

As time was winding down in the third quarter, Osbourn’s boys’ basketball team was slowly losing momentum it gained for the first part of the second half. A 9-2 Potomac Falls run trimmed the Eagles’ lead to one with just over a minute remaining until the fourth.

Then in the closing seconds of the third, Osbourn’s lead was two and Potomac Falls attempted to tie the score with one last rush down court. But Rodney Whitehead changed that plan. Whitehead stole the ball, then sank a 3-pointer just before the third quarter buzzer sounded. It earned a standing ovation from the majority of the Osbourn fans and gave confidence to a team in need. That shot followed by Whitehead’s play in the fourth went a long way toward helping the Eagles to an 80-67 non-district home victory on Saturday evening.

Whitehead was not done helping his team. He rebounded a missed 3-pointer, which led to a sequence for Osbourn’s offense. From there, Jay Lane sank two free throws to put the Eagles ahead 64-60. Then, with 2:06 remaining, Whitehead, lying on the floor underneath his team’s basket, secured a loose ball and called timeout to allow his team to maintain possession. The Eagles led 70-62 at the time. They led for the rest of regulation and increased their record to 11-0.

Still, 23 points from Jay Lane, 18 from Isaac Freeman, who sat the majority of the third after being whistled for his fourth foul, and 13 from Cedric Delaney ensured that Osbourn’s offensive production is helping the Eagles become confident with each game. Coach Mike Dufrene seemed glad to see his junior-laden team add to its impressive start. Nine of Osbourn’s 13 players are juniors. “We had these guys when they were freshmen and these guys are growing before our eyes.” One in particular is Lane, who went 9 for 9 from the free throw line. Lane also sank two 3-pointers, one of which put the Eagles ahead 33-24 with 3:26 remaining in the second quarter.

Potomac Falls (10-1) is the defending Group AA Division 4 boys’ champion. Greg Graves’ game-high 31 points kept the Panthers in the game as Osbourn’s lead through most of the contest was not insurmountable. Then Lane hit two free throws with 51 seconds remaining to put the Eagles up 10. Lane made four more and the victory was sealed.




Highlights: Jay Lane had a team-high 23 points as Osbourn knocked No. 19 Potomac Falls from the ranks of the unbeaten.



All-Met Watch Boys' basketball, week 3

On the bubble

Back court: Nate Britt, Gonzaga, Soph.; Nik Brown, Middleburg Academy, Jr.; Julian Debose, St. John's, Sr.; Julian Debose, St. John's, Sr.; Treveon Graham, St. Mary's Ryken, Sr.; Nick Griffin, Magruder, So.; Kendall Hargrove, Hylton, Sr.; Tyler Hubbard, Montrose Christian, Sr.; Nigel Johnson, Broad Run, So.; Jay Lane, Osbourn, Jr.; Jordan McCain, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Lukas Mihailovich, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Javon Moore, National Christian, Sr.; Jamal Pullen, T.C. Williams, Sr.; James Robinson, DeMatha, Jr.; Stan Robinson, Paul VI Catholic, So.; Kethan Savage, Episcopal, Jr.;



Friday's prep roundup

By: From staff reports 


OSBOURN 79, STONEWALL JACKSON 52: Isaac Freeman scored 16 points as the Eagles (13-0, 3-0) remained perfect on the season. Corey Bedford scored 14 points for Osbourn. Jay Lane had 13 and sank three 3-pointers and Cedric Delaney scored 11.



Friday's prep hoops roundup

By: Staff reports 


OSBOURN 74, LOUDOUN VALLEY 44: Isaac Freeman scored 27 points and Jay Lane added 14 as the Eagles won at home Friday in a Group AAA Cedar Run District game. Osbourn improves to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the district.



Hylton's boys basketball team defeats state's No. 9 ranked Group AAA team

By: staff reports 

OSBOURN 85, COLONIAL FORGE 37 Four players reached double figures as the Eagles improved to 16-1 Saturday. Jay Lane led the way with 21 points followed by Robert Carter and Isaac Freeman each with 13 and Cedric Delaney with 10.



Unlikely duo powers No. 17 Osbourn to Cedar Run District championship victory over Battlefield

By Preston Williams

Nine different players have scored in double figures for No. 17 Osbourn this season. The fun for the Eagles is finding out whose turn it is on a particular night. On Friday at home in the Virginia AAA Cedar Run District championship, it was junior forward Jahaan Roberson's turn in the first half and junior guard Cedric Delaney's in the second during a 74-58 victory over Battlefield.

"We have so many possibilities on the floor," Osbourn Coach Mike Dufrene said. "If [Isaac] Freeman's not going, you have Roberson. If [Jay] Lane's not going, you have [Robbie] Carter or Delaney. It's nice to have different options and not rely on one or two people."

The Eagles (22-1) had already sewn up the district's top seed for the Northwest Region tournament. They will host Stafford (14-7) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

Osbourn rattled off 10 unanswered points on Battlefield (13-9) in the middle of the third quarter - with baskets from four different players - to run a seven-point lead to 17. Junior guard Lane finished with 19 points and Carter added 10.



Osbourn boys basketball team defends their title

By: Ben Trittipoe | For the News & Messenger

In the first quarter, it was Jahaan Roberson. In the second quarter, it was Jay Lane. And in the fourth quarter, it was Cedric Delaney. Roberson, Lane and Delaney took turns being the star for the Osbourn boys basketball team Friday night in the Cedar Run District Tournament championship game, proving the Eagles are far from a one-man team. The trio led Osbourn to its second straight Cedar Run title as the top-seeded Eagles defeated No. 2 Battlefield, 74-58, in Manassas.

Both teams advanced to next week's Northwest Region Tournament and will meet opponents from the Commonwealth District. Osbourn (22-1) will host Commonwealth tournament champion Stafford Tuesday at 7 p.m., while Battlefield (12-9) will travel to regular season champion Brooke Point Tuesday.

Lane led Osbourn with 19 points, while Roberson had 18 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Delaney added 13 points and Robert Carter had 10 for the Eagles, who extended their school record for victories in a season.

With the outside shooting of Lane and the inside presence of 7-foot-1 center Isaac Freeman leading the way for Osbourn much of the year, Roberson had been a somewhat overlooked piece of the Eagles puzzle. The 6-foot-4 junior earned some respect this week by being named to the All-Cedar Run District first team and he fully stepped into the spotlight in the first quarter Friday, scoring 11 points and pulling down five rebounds as Osbourn took an 18-14 lead. " [Battlefield] was focusing its defense on stopping Lane and Freeman, and that left Jahaan isolated with a weaker defender,"? Dufrene said. 

While Battlefield was keeping things close, Lane took over for Osbourn. The junior guard, also a first-team all-district pick with teammates Roberson, Freeman, Delaney and Rodney "Lucky" Whitehead, scored 12 of his 14 first-half points in the second quarter and paced the Eagles to a 40-33 advantage by intermission.

Osbourn appeared poised to blow out the Bobcats in the third quarter as the Eagles opened the second half with a 14-4 run to take a 54-37 lead with 2 minutes, 52 seconds left in the third. But Osbourn tired a bit, allowing Roman Hall to score six points in an 11-3 Battlefield spurt that closed the margin to 57-48 heading into the final period.

Battlefield kept the game close into the fourth quarter, trailing by just 65-57 with 2 minutes, 46 seconds left, but that was when Delaney took control. The junior scored 11 of his 13 points in the final eight minutes, including hitting seven of nine free throws, and helped the Eagles pull away.



Osbourn boys basketball ready for regionals

By: Robert Daski

The Eagles (22-1) have set a school record for single-season victories and head into the Northwest Region tournament with an abundance of confidence. Osbourn hosts Stafford Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a first-round game. They have a chance to reach the Group AAA state tournament for the first time in school history.

Junior guard Jay Lane scored in double-digits in all but two of the Eagles’ first 23 games in leading a junior class that continues to shine. “Jay Lane and Robert Carter have been one and two [with their contributions]. Izzy came on as a defensive player. That junior class played for us as freshmen. We envisioned this. They took their lumps when they won nine games. As sophomores last year, we won 19 games.

“Now that junior class has taken us to a new level.” The class also seems comfortable in a higher-pace offense, a scheme Dufrene implemented when he saw what his freshmen, now juniors, could do. “I remember when we lost a game 47-45 and I told my assistant coach, coach [Evan] Swank, we are not going to lose a game like that again,” Mike Dufrene said. “If we’re going to lose from now on, we’re going to lose in the 70s and 80s. We had a talented group of freshmen coming in and we knew we were going to be up-tempo. “Last year, we averaged 69 points a game.”

“We have a lot of good people on our team,” Lane said. “Against Battlefield, I had five points and Corey Bedford had three. We still won because other people can step up.” Now the Eagles are in a part of the season where they winning is all that matters. Of course, they’d like to enjoy the game and not think about anyone who two years ago could not have imagined them being in this position.



Northwest Region Tournament Preview & Picks


#1 - Osbourn Eagles (22-1)

#2 - Stafford Indians (14-7)

Coach Mike Dufrene has the Osbourn Eagles thinking about a legit run at a State Championship, and that's with a group that consists mostly of juniors. Offensively, it's a team that has been a juggernaut and had five players named All-Cedar Run District First Team, and one of them wasn't 5-foot-10 junior guard Robbie Carter, a two-sport athlete that also plays football and was injured to start this season. Both he and 6-foot-tall junior guard Jay Lane (16.6PPG, 44 3's) were All-District First Team selections a year ago as sophomores.

Pick: Osbourn 77-63. Stafford really surprised me a year ago when they knocked out a GW-Danville team with a superior front-line that consisted of C.J. Barksdale, Paul Stone and Daniel Clark, three D-1 caliber talents. Of course, the Indians got a super effort from Jamal Wilson and they gave GW's defense fits by scoring 72 points. Osbourn is a similar giant in that they have the big man in Freeman, a nice guard mixture with Lane, Carter and Delaney, and the x-factors are there in Bedford and Whitehead. On paper, this game shouldn't be close and Osbourn's transition game on offense and pressure on defense will probably be too much, but they still have to play the game and Stafford could be in it if they figure out a way to dictate tempo. They also must create contact and convert at the line, where they're shooting 62% on the year, but in their last two losses shot 28% vs. Mountain View and 33% in a six-point defeat to Brooke Point.



Fast start helps Osbourn win

By: ROBERT DASKI | rdaski@insidenova.com

One more win and the Osbourn boys’ basketball team goes where no other team before it has gone. The Eagles moved within one victory of qualifying for the Group AAA state tournament for the first time in school history with a 92-65 Northwest Region quarterfinal win over Stafford on Wednesday.

But Osbourn must defeat Patrick Henry (Roanoke), whom it hosts in a regional semifinal on Friday at 6 p.m., before being guaranteed a spot in the state playoffs. “We expected to be here from day one,” Eagles coach Mike Dufrene said. “We’re not over-excited or nervous. This is a big difference mentally on our kids. We’re right where we want to be.”

An up-tempo offense was too much from the opening tip. Osbourn scored the game’s first eight points and 20 of the first 23. Stafford (14-10) failed to score a basket until Deion Smith converted a layup with 3:51 left in the second quarter. Stafford managed only eight first half points and only two in the first quarter.

Osbourn’s scoring output increased in each quarter. The Eagles scored 10 points in the first, 19 in the second, 26 in the third and 37 in the fourth. Jahaan Roberson provided the Eagles with 17 points. Jay Lane had 13, two of which came when he cut through the Stafford defense to convert a layup that put Osbourn up 35-20 in the third.



Osbourn boys basketball headed to states for first time in school's history

By: Ben Trittipoe | For the News & Messenger

Jay Lane did not contribute much to the Osbourn cause in the first half of Friday’s Northwest Region Tournament semifinal game in Manassas. He did not score in the opening 16 minutes and he missed much of the second quarter after drawing his second foul.

Lane quickly made sure his presence would be known in the second half. The junior guard scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the third quarter and sparked a 26-2 burst that broke the game open and carried the Eagles to an 80-46 victory over visiting Patrick Henry.

The win ensured Osbourn (24-1) of its first-ever trip to the state playoffs. The Eagles are guaranteed a berth as one of two representatives from the Northwest Region, and they will look to claim their first region title as they advanced to Saturday’s championship game (7 p.m. at Osbourn) against Potomac, which defeated Brooke Point in the other semifinal.

Osbourn held a 35-30 lead at intermission and the momentum was in the hands of Patrick Henry (20-5), which closed the first half on a 7-0 run. The Patriots hit seven three-point field goals – three by Marcus Banks (10 points) in the first half to stay in the game, and the Eagles had not been able to slow them from beyond the arc.

Enter Lane. He hit a trio of three-pointers in the first two minutes of the third quarter as the Eagles scored the first 11 points of the half. “Lane totally sucked the momentum right out of them,” Osbourn head coach Mike Dufrene said. “I told him at halftime, ‘Put the first half behind you and play your game.’ He certainly did.”

Osbourn continued its hot shooting (60 percent on 18-of-30 shooting in the second half) in the fourth quarter and continued to pull away. The Eagles took their biggest lead at 80-43 with 2 minutes, 12 seconds remaining before the Patriots scored the final three points.

Lane and Delaney were among six Osbourn players to finish the night in double figures. Corey Bedford and Robert Carter each had 14 points, Isaac Freeman had 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, and Jahaan Roberson added 11 points. “It’s amazing for a high school team to have six players score in double figures,” Dufrene said. “When we have to go to our bench, we have answers. Tonight was a total team effort from our top eight or nine guys.”



Osbourn boys basketball team gets back to business

By: David Fawcett

On Tuesday, Mike Dufrene gave his Osbourn boys basketball team the day off from practice. But he did so with the understanding that come Wednesday, the players need to have their undivided attention on the task at hand: preparing for Friday’s Group AAA state quarterfinal against L.C. Bird at the Siegel Center in Richmond. "Tuesday is the day for them to get rid of the distractions," Dufrene said. "I want them to have quality time with their family and friends and girlfriends, but then get all the kisses and hugs out of the way because we have business to take care of."

The Eagles (24-2), who are making their first-ever state tournament appearance since the school opened in 1977, are on a mission, one that has been part of the program’s plan since current juniors Jay Lane, Cedric Delaney, Robert Carter, Corey Bedford and Jahaan Roberson arrived as freshman. Knowing what they brought to the table along with the development of senior center Isaac Freeman and senior guard Lucky Whitehead, Dufrene mapped out a four-year scenario with this team that had them going to the state tournament this season.

Now that they have accomplished that, they are ready for more. "We’re on track now anything can happen," said Dufrene, who last coached a team to the state tournament when he took E.C. Glass to the quarterfinals in 1995. L.C. Bird, which defeated Highland Springs Monday 73-70 Monday to win the Central Region title, is in the state tournament for the first time since 2005 when they were led by former Boston College standout guard Tyrese Rice. The Skyhawks return a core of five veteran players from last year’s team.



All-district basketball teams


First team

Isaac Freeman, center, 7-1, sr, Osbourn

John Yoxthimer, forward, 6-6, jr. Loudoun Valley

Jay Lane, guard, 6-0, jr. Osbourn

Lucky Whitehead, forward, 5-10, sr Osbourn

Cedric Delaney, guard, 5-9, jr Osbourn

JR Washington, guard, 6-2, soph., Stonewall Jackson

Jahaan Roberson, forward, 6-4, junior, Osbourn




Today's quarterfinals

L.C. Bird (23-3) vs. Osbourn (24-2)

When 8:45 p.m. at the Siegel Center, Richmond

Outlook L.C. Bird, the Central Region champion from Chesterfield, has been a state semifinalist twice. The Skyhawks are led by senior G Tyrek Branch, who scored a game-high 24 points in the region championship game against Highland Springs. Osbourn, located in Manassas, is led by 6-1 G Jay Lane (16.2 ppg). They also have 7-1 C Isaac Freeman (14.7 ppg) and three others averaging about 10 points.


MAR. 22, 2011- virginia preps.COM

VHSCA AAA All State Teams






First team

Jordan McCain, Potomac, sr.; Isaac Freeman, Osbourn, sr.; Cees Carter, Brooke Point, soph.; Jay Lane, Osbourn, jr.; Kendall Hargrove, C.D. Hylton, sr.; Tayron Gibson, Potomac, sr.; Marcus Banks, Patrick Henry, soph. 



Honorable mention


Sadiq Abubakar, Episcopal, Sr.; Mo Alie-Cox, Middleburg Academy, So.; BeeJay Anya, DeMatha, So.; Raymond Baldwin, Surrattsville, Sr.; Spencer Barks, St. Albans, Sr.; Tion Barnes, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Scott Bolen, Sherwood, Jr.; Cee's Carter, Brooke Point, So.; Derrick Colter, Largo, Jr.; Khalen Cumberlander, Coolidge, Jr.; Brandon Ford, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Isaac Freeman, Osbourn, Sr.; Tayron Gibson, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Brad Gilson, Woodgrove, Jr.; Greg Graves, Potomac Falls, Jr.; Nick Griffin, Magruder, So.; Kendall Hargrove, Hylton, Sr.; Mikael Hopkins, DeMatha, Sr.; Tyler Hubbard, Montrose Christian, Sr.; Royce Hunsberger, La Plata, Sr.; Nigel Johnson, Broad Run, So.; Shane Kellaher, Glenelg, Sr.; DeAndre Kelly, Rockville, Sr.; Joe Kiely, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Jesse Konadu, Mount Vernon, Sr.; Jay Lane, Osbourn, Jr.; Jamal Lewis, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; John Manning, Chantilly, Sr.; Jordan McCain, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Ryan McNeill-Moses, St. John's,



Basketball Leaders

   3-Point Field Goals
25 Chevon Giles Largo 50

Enerio Jones Springbrook 50

Jay Lane Osbourn 50



All-area boys basketball




Osbourn junior guard

Dynamic outside shooter who could take over a game in a moment and generate instant offense. Lane averaged a team-high 16.1 points per game and 2.0 3-pointers per game. He was a first-team all-Cedar Run District and Northwest Region selection.




dec. 3, 2009- viva loudoun blogspot.COM

Boys Basketball: Titans Offense Soars but Opener Ends in Overtime Loss

(Dec. 3, 2009) - The Dominion High School boys basketball team tipped off the post-DeAndre Albritton era -- the talented four-year standout who led the Titans to the school's first ever AA Dulles District title last year and all the way to the VHSL Division 3 state quarterfinals -- with an offensive flourish but the Titans could not hold a 6-point lead in the final minute of the opener and they fell, 95-91, to Osbourn in the Brown's Nissan Tip Off Classic.

The Titans had six players score in double digits including 6-foot-4 senior Brendan Lidral-Porter (17), junior Andre Evans (16), junior Jordan Chinn (14), junior Kevin Conboy (13), junior DeAndre Reaves (13) and senior Matt Care (10). 
Robert Carter, second team All-Cedar Run District last year for the AAA Eagles, led all scorers with 31 and Jay Lane added 22 for Osbourn.



Prep roundup

By: Robert Daski

Curtis Einsmann drained two clutch free throws as Gar-Field (4-0) pulled out a close win, 56-54 over Osbourn (2-2). Gar-Field led by one at halftime, but the Indians found themselves down by six with 1:39 left. Jeremiah Johnson led Gar-Field with 20 points and Osbourn’s Jay Lane led his team with 17 points.



Prep hoops roundup

By: David Fawcett

Jay Lane scored a game-high 23 points to lead Osbourn's boys basketball team past South Lakes 69-63 Monday in the first round of the Tournament of Champions at Lake Braddock High School.



Osbourn loses in tournament semifinals

By: David Fawcett

Osbourn head boys basketball coach Mike Dufrene went into Tuesday’s semifinal at the Tournament of Champions at Lake Braddock High School with the plan of stopping KIMA’s big men. Led by 6-foot-11 junior Isaac Freeman, the Eagles did a solid job on Eugene McCroy and Jonathan Alredge. But when Freeman got into foul trouble early in the second quarter, the Hawks took advantage in pulling out a 74-57 victory. 

“We settled for bad shots instead of a kick-out or a dump-in,” Dufrene said. “We played a darn good team, that’s the bottom line. You don’t walk down the hall with your head down at all. You competed against an elite team.”
Jay Lane led Osbourn (5-3) with 21 points.



Gar-Field boys basketball wins Wakefield Tournament

By: David Fawcett


Cedric Delaney scored a team-high 16 points as Osbourn finished third at the Tournament of Champions at Lake Braddock. Robert Carter added 13 and Jay Lane 11. The Eagles are now 6-3.



Prep roundup

By: Robert Daski

Robert Carter scored a game-high 21 points as the Osbourn Eagles (7-3, 1-0) won their first Cedar Run District game, 64-49 over Loudoun Valley. Jay Lane added 19 points. Carter and Lane converted all five of Osbourn’s 3-point goals.



Warren, Raiders defeat Osbourn

By: Robert Daski

When Stonewall Jackson’s Darren Warren left Friday’s game with two minutes left in the first quarter after picking up his third foul, many in the home crowd likely figured the Raiders were done for the night. But Stonewall Jackson overcame the loss of their floor leader with key contributions from other players and played likely its best game of the young season as the Raiders defeated visiting neighborhood rival Osbourn, 70-56, in a Cedar Run District contest in Manassas.

Warren finished the night with a game-high 19 points to lead Stonewall Jackson (4-6, 1-0 Cedar Run), while Morgan Winbush added 15 points and Brown Dixon had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Jay Lane led Osbourn (7-4, 1-1) with 17 points and Isaac Freeman added 10.



Prep roundup

By: Robert Daski

Jay Lane scored 17 points and Isaac Freeman’s double-double (16 points, 15 rebounds) helped the Eagles improve to 9-4, 2-1 in Cedar Run play with a 60-50 win over Battlefield. Cedric Delaney scored 12 points for Osbourn.



Other top performers Jan. 4-12

By: Joe Conroy

 Jay Lane

Osbourn sophomore

Led the Eagles to a 3-1 mark, scoring 73 points in those games. Is averaging 18.2 ppg this year.



Prep roundup



Jay Lane scored 22 points, Robert Carter 15, Cedric Delaney 11 and Corey Bedford 10 to help Osbourn (11-4, 3-1) win a Cedar Run game.



Prep roundup

By: Robert Daski



Robert Carter went off for 28 points for Osbourn (12-4). Carter hit four threes and went four for five from the free throw line. Jay Lane added 18 points and two three-point goals.



30 Second Timeout with: Osbourn's Jay Lane

By: Joe Conroy

Currently atop the dogfight that is the Cedar Run District, the Osbourn boys' basketball team is benefiting from a pair of sophomores in the backcourt. Jay Lane is just half of that duo, and he's helped put the Eagles in position to contend for their first district title in 16 years.


The second-year starter is averaging nearly 18 points a game and has made a team-leading 22 3-pointers in 16 games. "I'm just getting open for my shot," the 5-foot-11 Lane said. "It's been falling so far, so it's been good." "Jay's a versatile player. He's like the quiet assassin," Osbourn coach Mike Dufrene said. "He can stroke it from 30 feet. He shoots the ball very well for us."

Lane won't light you up all at once like his partner, Robert Carter, but he'll build his point total, scoring about four or five points a quarter, Dufrene said. He leaves opponents wondering just how he beat them. "I just try to get myself into the game," Lane said. "I don't rush it or anything, I just let the game come to me." 

His play, combined with Carter's, has led the Eagles to a 13-4 overall record and a 4-1 mark in district play through Jan. 26. "To me," Dufrene said, "they still haven't played their best basketball."

» What's your most memorable moment in basketball?

"When we beat [Osbourn Park 70-69] last year. My teammate Lucky [Whitehead] hit the game-winning shot from the half-court line."

» What's for dinner?

"Crab legs."

» What's your favorite drill during basketball practice?


» Least favorite?


» What is your dream vacation spot?

"Miami. That's my favorite basketball team."

» What's the one Web site you check every day?


» What's your favorite song right now?

"'Forever' by Drake."

» If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?

"Turn invisible. It just seems like that would be useful."

» What three DVDs would you take with you to a desert island?

"'Shooter,' 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Coach Carter.'"

» What is your best move on the basketball court?

"My hesitation dribble."



Osbourn sweeps Heritage in basketball

By: David Fawcett



Jay Lane's game-high 28 points gave the Eagles (15-5, 6-2 Cedar Run) a district victory. Lane also sank all six of Osbourn's 3-pointers.



From Osbourn coach, a call for perspective

By: David Fawcett

There was plenty for Osbourn High School's boys basketball team to celebrate Thursday following its 54-51 win over Potomac. The Eagles had won their first regional game since 1992 and first ever at the Group AAA level. They had beaten Potomac for the first time in school history, ending 21-game losing streak. They also moved one step closer toward earning the school's first-ever state tournament berth.

No Osbourn team has done this well since the 1992-93 squad that went 19-5 at the Group AA level and lost in the first round of regionals. That group was led by senior Derrick Nix, who went on to star at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. This Eagle team is young on paper, with only one senior. But it's a veteran group in that a number of the players got heavy varsity experience a year ago.

The team, which starts as many as four sophomores at times, hasn't gotten easily rattled, especially over the last part of the season in which it has gone 11-2. Dufrene could see his team's composure right off the bat Thursday at Potomac when Osbourn started with a 5-0 run. "A lot of people say that we are too young and that [youth] sometimes hurts us, but it also helps us because these kids play with no fear," Dufrene said.

With sophomore guards Jay Lane and Robert Carter spearheading the Eagles offense, Osbourn has been a prolific point producer all season, averaging 68.3 points per game. But lately, especially in the postseason, the Eagles' defense has shined, allowing an average of 51 points per game in three games.



State drought ends for Patrick Henry with win over Osbourn

The Patriots knock off Osbourn in the NW semis to secure a berth in the Group AAA quarterfinals. 

PH 56, Osbourn 35

The Patriots and their all-senior starting five picked on a young Osbourn team and turned their Northwest Region semifinal into a 56-35 rout to earn a berth in next week's Group AAA quarterfinals. PH (19-4) hosts Gar-Field for the regional title Monday night. A victory would give the Patriots a state quarterfinal game next weekend at Salem Civic Center against the Northern Region runner-up. A loss would put them on the road against the Northern champion.

Timesland fans salivating for a potential PH semifinal against powerful Potomac were denied when Osbourn handed the Panthers a stunning upset loss Thursday. The Eagles came to Roanoke with a starting lineup that included four sophomores and a junior. Osbourn left with a season-low 35 points, making just 12 of 47 shots from the field and 7 of 19 free throws.

"If you'd said we'd hold them to 56 points I'd have taken that because we've averaged about 68 this year," Osbourn coach Mike Dufrene said. "What you saw was a senior-led team against a sophomore-led team."

Six different players have led PH in scoring this season, and the Patriots displayed their usual balance Saturday. Patrick Henry got buckets from four players in a 10-2 run that put the game away late in the third quarter.

With PH leading 32-26, Thomas fed Moret for a layup. Jones followed with a 3-pointer from the right corner, then Paul Porter converted a stickback. Thomas finished it with a 3-pointer from the key as the Patriots blew out to a 42-28 lead. Sophomore guards Robert Carter and Jay Lane, who combined for 52 points in a recent victory, led Osbourn with 14 and 10 points, respectively.



All-district basketball list

All-district lists

Prep basketball


First team

Jamie Robinson, Battlefield sr.

Darren Warren, Stonewall Jackson sr.

Jay Lane, Osbourn soph.

Robert Carter, Osbourn soph.

John Yoxthimer, Loudoun Valley soph.

Blaine Mason, Battlefield sr.

Brandon Chauca, Stonewall Jackson fr.



All-Northwest Region Boys Basketball Team Released

Second team

Jay Lane So. Osbourn
Terrell Wilson Sr. Patrick Henry
Darren Warren Sr. Stonewall Jackson
Dajon Damel Sr. Mountain View
Eric Brent Sr. Forest Park
Rashad Talley Sr. Albemarle
Dashon Dabbs Sr. Halifax Co.



2010 Prince William County boys' basketball All Extra team

First team

G Eric Brent, Forest Park, Sr.

G Robbie Carter, Osbourn, So.

G Joseph Fears, Freedom-Woodbridge, Sr.

F Tayron Gibson, Potomac (Va.), Jr.

F Deonte' Hallums, Woodbridge, Sr.

F Jeremiah Johnson, Gar-Field, Sr.

G Jay Lane, Osbourn, So.

G Jamie Robinson, Battlefield, Sr.

G Darius Smith, Woodbridge, Sr.

G Darren Warren, Stonewall Jackson, Sr. 





Jay Lane

Osbourn sophomore guard

Highlights: Lone sophomore to earn a second team all-region nod... scored 16.0 ppg in second year on varsity... led the Eagles in scoring 10 different times... made a team-high 40 3-pointers... has 579 career points (13.2 ppg) in 2 years... also averaged 4.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game.

Jay Lane
Osbourn sophomore guard
• Highlights: Lone sophomore
to earn a second-team
all-region nod ... scored 16.0
ppg in second year on varsity
... led the Eagles in scoring 10
different times ... made a
team-high 40 3-pointers ...
has 579 career points (13.2
ppg) in two years ... also averaged
4.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game.





Stonewall Jackson hammers Culpeper by 86



Jerell McFadden, Cory Turner and Jay Lane all scored 14 points to lead Osbourn to a Cedar Run District win. The teams combined to shoot 69 free throws.


Eagles make a statement


With the prospect of an 0-22 season looming, the Blue Devils took the court Saturday looking to make a statement, but it was Osbourn that put the rest of the Cedar Run District on notice with a 92-78 win. “This late in the season, a win like this is big,” Osbourn coach Mike Dufrene said. “If we can keep it up, we’re going to be feeling pretty confident heading into the tournament, and that’s the key especially with a young group.”

Offensively, the Blue Devils picked up the pace in the second half. They put together a 20-point third quarter but Osbourn was there to answer every basket with one of their own. Jay Lane led the way for the Eagles, finishing with 21 points, while Robert Carter added 25 and Jerell McFadden finished with 11.



Boys Basketball: 2009 Cedar Run All-District


Honorable Mention


Dominic Paige, Osbourn Park
Jay Lane, Osbourn
Lucky Whitehead, Osbourn
Tim Horn, Battlefield
Jahmal Jones, Battlefield
Chris Parker, Battlefield
Jordan Baird, Stonewall Jackson
Brown Dixon, Stonewall Jackson
Morgan Winbush, Stonewall Jackson
Josh Majors, Culpeper
Larry Ralph, Culpeper
Connor Trombley, Loudoun Valley
John Yoxthimer, Loudoun Valley
Tyler Lamper, Fauquier
Alex Ritter, Fauquier