|JAN. 4, 2012- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Tuesday's prep basketball roundup: Osbourn's boys remain unbeaten
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.
|DEC. 7, 2010- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM/ALLMETSPORTS.COM
Boys' basketball preview
AAA Cedar Run District
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).
|DEC. 16, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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).
|DEC. 21, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Freeman plays a huge role in Osbourn's victory
By: BEN TRITTIPOE
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
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
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
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Boys Basketball: Osbourn's Size Advantage Too Much for South Lakes
Seahawks fall in opening round of Lake Braddock holiday tournament.
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.
|DEC. 28, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|DEC. 29, 2010- BURKE PATCH.COM
Lake Braddock Falls to Osbourn, Robinson Edges Madison
Day 2 of the Glory Days Grill Tournament
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.??
|DEC. 29, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|DEC. 30, 2010- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM
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
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.
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Hoops du Jour: In Burke, Osbourn Takes Tourney Title
Eagles beats Middleburg Academy 60-57
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Boys Basketball: Robinson Edges South Lakes
Rams outgun Seahawks in final day of the Glory Days Grill Tournament.
|JAN. 5, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.”
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.
|JAN. 8, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|JAN. 8, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Whitehead's big shot helps Osbourn stay perfect
By: ROBERT DASKI
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.
|JAN. 8, 2011- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM/ALLMETSPORTS.COM
OSBOURN 80 POTOMAC FALLS
Highlights: Jay Lane had a team-high 23 points as Osbourn knocked No. 19 Potomac Falls from the ranks of the unbeaten.
|JAN. 13, 2011- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM/ALLMETSPORTS.COM
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.;
|JAN. 14, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|JAN. 21, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|JAN. 22, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
2011- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM
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.
|FEB. 19, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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,"?
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.
|FEB. 20, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Osbourn boys basketball ready for regionals
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.
|FEB. 23, 2011- VIRGINIA PREPS.COM
Northwest Region Tournament Preview & Picks
- 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.
|FEB. 23, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Fast start helps Osbourn win
By: ROBERT DASKI
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.
|FEB. 25, 2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Osbourn boys basketball headed to states for first time in school's history
By: Ben Trittipoe
| For the News & Messenger
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.
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.”
2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Osbourn boys basketball team gets back to business
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.
2011- INSIDE NOVA.COM
All-district basketball teams
CEDAR RUN DISTRICT BOYS
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
|MAR. 4, 2011- PILOT ONLINE.COM
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
|MAR. 26, 2011- THE ROANOKE TIMES.COM
HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR BASKETBALL TEAMS
NORTHWEST REGION BOYS
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.
|APR. 8, 2011- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM/ALLMETSPORTS.COM
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,
|APR. 8, 2011- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM/ALLMETSPORTS.COM
3-Point Field Goals
2011- NEWS AND MESSENGER
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.
2009- viva loudoun blogspot.COM
(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.
|DEC. 9, 2009- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|DEC. 29, 2009- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Prep hoops roundup
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.
|DEC. 30, 2009- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Osbourn loses in tournament semifinals
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
Jay Lane led Osbourn (5-3) with 21 points.
|DEC. 31, 2009- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Gar-Field boys basketball wins Wakefield Tournament
OSBOURN 67, COLONIAL FORGE 65
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.
2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Warren, Raiders defeat Osbourn
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.
|JAN. 13, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
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.
|JAN. 14, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Other top performers Jan. 4-12
Led the Eagles to a 3-1 mark, scoring 73 points in those games. Is averaging 18.2 ppg this year.
|JAN. 16, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
OSBOURN 85, HERITAGE 65
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.
|JAN. 20, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
OSBOURN 71, LIBERTY 67
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.
2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
30 Second Timeout with: Osbourn's Jay Lane
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?
» 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."
|FEB. 17, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Osbourn sweeps Heritage in basketball
OSBOURN 97, HERITAGE 66
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.
|FEB. 27, 2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
From Osbourn coach, a call for perspective
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.
2010- THE ROANOKE TIMES.COM
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,
2010- INSIDE NOVA.COM
All-district basketball list
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.
|MAR. 11, 2010- VSNRADIO.COM
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- THE WASHINGTON POST.COM
2010 Prince William County boys' basketball All Extra 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.
2010- NEWS AND MESSENGER
ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL
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.
|JAN. 24, 2009- INSIDE NOVA.COM
Stonewall Jackson hammers Culpeper by 86
OSBOURN 83, LIBERTY 78:
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.
|FEB. 8, 2009- STAR EXPONENT.COM
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
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.
2009- DIGITAL SPORTS.COM
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