January 20, 2009
We've reached the midway point when it comes to district play, with several top spots appearing to still be up for grabs. Charlottesville and Monticello headlined action on the boys side, meeting on the Mustangs' home court.
This contest was close early on, as Monticello put together a run to end the first half, cutting the Knights' lead to one by halftime. The second half belonged to Charlottesville, however, as the Knights took an eleven point lead after the third quarter, and cruised from there to the 72-52 win. Omari Minor and Terrence Briggs each scored 12 points for Charlottesville, while Mark Brady also posted 12 for Monticello in the loss. The Knights find themselves with a 5-1 district record, tied with Western Albemarle for first place, while the Mustangs fall to 3-2.
Orange was able to keep pace with the leaders tonight, as the Hornets topped Fluvanna, 84-61. Dennis Brown scored a game high 20 points in the win. Alex Farina scored 13 to lead the Flucos.
William Monroe exploded for its biggest offensive night of the year, topping Louisa, 94-54. The Dragons started the game on a 12-0 run and kept up the pace, denying the Lions their first district win.
In Bull Run District action, Madison topped Strasburg, 51-28. The Mountaineers improved to 16-0 overall, 5-0 in district play. Logan Terrell led the way with 19 points, with Jerel Carter chipping in 15. Madison will host Fluvanna on Friday, looking to remain unbeaten.
Girls action saw Charlottesville remain unbeaten in Jefferson District play. The Black Knights got 28 points from Shawntae Payne, as they are now 6-0 in district action. Lisa Marshall led the Mustangs with 21 points in the losing effort.
William Monroe remained hot on Charlottesville's heels, knocking off Louisa, 63-34. Melanie Lamb posted a game high 12 points for the Dragons.
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