January 13, 2009
Charlottesville and Western Albemarle were separated by just one game in the Jefferson District boys basketball standings entering their contest on Tuesday night. In a game that went down to the wire, it was the Warriors who prevailed.
Travis Washington scored 24 points to lead Western, as the Warriors won on Charlottesville's home court, 67-65. After leading by 13 points at the half, Western saw the Knights crawl back into it, and take a 49-48 lead at one point. The Warriors took the lead back, and held the 67-65 lead when Kevin Leatherwood attempted a game winning three pointer for Charlottesville, but it was off the mark. Leatherwood scored a game high 28 points. Both teams are now 4-1 in the district.
Orange and Louisa played a close one in the Lions den tonight. After the Hornets jumped out to an eleven point lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lions charged back. Orange held off Louisa, 60-54.
Miller and Blue Ridge met in a battle of two of the top private school teams in the state. The Barons led for most of the game, and earned the 58-54 win on the Mavericks' home floor.
Albemarle played its third overtime game in as many contests, but fell at Riverbend, 58-48, in Commonwealth District action. Adam Utz led the Patriots with 15 points in the losing effort. The Pats have now played five overtime periods in their last three games.
Madison cruised past Clarke on Tuesday night, 77-44, but the big story of the game was the Mountaineers' Jerel Carter. Carter posted a quadruple-double in the Madison victory, tallying 12 points, ten rebounds, eleven assists, and ten steals. This is even more impressive when you consider that Carter sat out the final five minutes of the game. Logan Terrell scored 23 points and pulled down 12 boards, as well.
STAB won its ninth straight game behind 23 points from Brett Goodloe, as the Saints topped Woodberry Forest, 74-57. Quincy September added 13 points, as Saint Anne's improves to 9-1 on the year.
Girls action saw Charlottesville get by Western Albemarle, 44-36. Shawntae Payne scored 23 points for the Knights, who remain unbeaten in district play, as well as overall.
K-anna Loyd scored 21 points to lead Fluvanna past Monticello, 50-38. Mia Loyd added 15, as the Flucos earned a big district victory on the road.
Orange and Louisa needed overtime to solve their Jefferson District contest. This game went back and forth until less than a minute to play, when Orange took the 65-63 lead on two free throws. Louisa looked to tie on its drive, but Dee Dee Hopkins picked off a pass and hit a lay up just prior to the buzzer to give the Lions the 67-63 victory.
Albemarle ran into trouble against Riverbend on Tuesday night, falling to the Bears, 59-34. Laura Gomez led the Patriots with 15 points in the loss.
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