February 3rd High School SportsZone

February 3, 2009

The Charlottesville boys basketball team controls its own destiny and moved on step closer to the Jefferson District regular season title on Tuesday night. The Knights topped Orange, 81-71, behind 22 points from Kevin Leatherwood. Omari Minor added 16 points in the victory.

Western Albemarle kept pace with the Knights, topping Monticello on the road, 80-65. Western is now 8-2 on the season, and can move into first place with a win against Charlottesville on Friday. The Knights are 10-1 in district play with Friday's match up marking their final district contest. Western, meanwhile, will take on Orange next Tuesday.

William Monroe has been playing hot, but needed to hold off a very pesky Fluvanna squad tonight. The Dragons and Flucos played a back and forth game, with William Monroe coming out on top, 66-65.

Albemarle could not make it three straight road wins, falling at North Stafford in Commonwealth District action, 47-44. Andre Roberts led the Patriots in the losing effort with 12 points.

Covenant had little trouble with North Cross on Tuesday, cruising to the 73-61 win in private school action. The Eagles will travel to Fishburne on Saturday.

Girls action saw Charlottesville top Orange, 59-46. Tameka Williams led the Black Knights with 20 points, while Shawntae Payne added 13. They improve to 10-1 in the Jefferson District, and will close their district schedule with Western Albemarle on Friday.

The Warriors, meanwhile, put up a good showing at Monticello on Tuesday, cruising to the 55-30 victory. Ellen Shaffrey paced the Warriors with 12 points. Carolyn Schneller added ten for Western in the win.

William Monroe held onto first place with a 42-38 win against Fluvanna. Melanie Lamb scored ten points to lead the Dragons, who finish up their regular season against Monticello on Tuesday. Mia Loyd led the Flucos with a game high eleven points in the loss.

Albemarle got 12 points from Kara Elder, but it was not enough, as the Patriots fell to North Stafford, 45-36, on senior night.

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