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Chantilly Places Third at Pohanka Classic Tournament, Chargers enter 2013 with 10-1 record - Source Connection News Papers

Posted on Jan 03,2013
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Chantilly senior Brian Sydnor scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against South County in the third-place game of the Pohanka Chantilly Basketball Classic on Dec. 29.

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By Jon Roetman

CHANTILLY - The Chantilly boys’ basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season on Dec. 28 --- a 68-63 semifinal loss to Mountain View which kept the Chargers out of the championship game of their own tournament.

The disappointment stemming from such a situation could have affected Chantilly the following night when the Chargers faced South County in the third-place game. Instead, veteran head coach Jim Smith would reference his team’s effort when talking about its potential to be something special.

Then again, having a standout scorer, an enforcer in the paint and several enthusiastic athletes doesn’t hurt, either.

The Chargers improved to 10-1 and secured third place with a 69-56 victory against South County at the Pohanka Chantilly Basketball Classic on Dec. 29 at Chantilly High School. After trailing by six points in the opening the quarter, the Chargers outscored the Stallions 50-24 during the next 16 minutes, 30 seconds to take control.

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