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Madison Warhawks Take District Championship

Grace Arnolie #21, scored 17 points to lead Madison to the Concorde District Championship.

Grace Arnolie #21, scored 17 points to lead Madison to the Concorde District Championship. Photo by Will Palenscar/The Connection

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Lauren McMarlin #32 and Alayna Arnolie #22 battle for a loose ball in the Concorde District Championship.

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The Madison Warhawks girls basketball team are the Concorde District Champions after defeating the Oakton Cougars.

The Madison Warhawks (19-5) girls raced out to an early 16-0 advantage before the Oakton Cougars (18-7) were able to score midway through the 2nd quarter. Bit Madison would never trail throughout the game, winning the Concorde District Championship 54-44 on Feb. 15.

The number one seed Warhawks applied heavy pressure to the number two seeded Cougars for the majority of the first half establishing a 28-6 halftime advantage.

However, Oakton battled back and made a competitive game, pulling to within 48-38 with 2:19 to play in the 4th quarter. Oakton’s Kate Vietmeyer who led Oakton with 13 points scored the majority from inside the paint but would foul out.

Hannah Kaloi scored 8 and Grace Meshanko added 9 points. Madison was led by Grace Arnolie with 17 points and Tedi Makrigiorgos added 16. The two combined for 3 three pointers. Both teams will advance to the region tournament which will begin later this week.