A Historic Season


Potomac Falls High School Girls Varsity Basketball team ranked number one in the district amidst historic season. 

For the first time in PFHS history, the girls varsity basketball team is officially the Potomac District champions, with a regular season win- loss record of 11- 1. Shifting gears, the team prepares to bring the same heat into the playoffs, and is setting their sights on bringing home the first regional title to their program. 

The team’s success is no fluke. With a third place district standing last year, the girls worked hard to make this season their own. “We push each other in practice to be the best we can be, and try to encourage each other in games,” said junior center Paige Anderson. Anderson believes that the team’s personal connections are what helps them the most on the court. 

After a 46-17 landslide win against Rock Ridge High School and securing their title of district champions, the girls made sure to take a step back and celebrate their achievements in the moment. “We actually celebrated by going to 7-Eleven, and getting slurpees after the game,” said junior power forward Ashley Allen.

The district title means that the girls will play sixth seed Stone Bridge High School in the first round of the regional tournament on Feb 25. “Although we are in first place we can’t settle, and we have to continue to work hard,” said senior shooting guard Ashley Pandelides. “It is getting near the end of the season, so we must not lose focus of what we want to accomplish and we have to keep pushing forward in practices.” 

Aside from the outstanding season standings, the girls also broke long-standing individual school records set by PFHS girls basketball alumni. Anderson broke the single- game blocked shot record this season, as well as the career blocked shot record, with over 200 blocks and counting across her three years at PFHS. Pandelides upped the career three point record earlier this season after four years on the varsity team. 

With a regional title only a few games away, and states not far behind, the star studded team has no plans in stopping their streak any time soon. “The team has already made history,” said Pandelides. “I want us to keep pushing forward, and see how much we can accomplish.”