January 23, 2008
Friday marked another jam packed night of high school hoops, and it all started in William Monroe, where Charlottesville visited the Dragons' lair. After a close first quarter, the Black Knight boys turned it on and pulled away, winning 90-57. Charlottesville now improves to 6-1 in the Jefferson District.
Western Albemarle kept pace with the Knights, also improving to 6-1 by topping Louisa, 92-48. The Warriors and Knights will meet for the second time in Crozet on February 6.
Albemarle got 17 points from Andre Roberts, but it was not enough, as the Patriots fell to Mountain View, 57-51. The Wildcats held a seven point lead at halftime, and held off a late Patriot charge to get the Commonwealth District victory. Adam Utz added 16 in the loss.
Madison improved to 17-0 on the season with a 57-34 win against Fluvanna on Friday. Logan Terrell paced the Mountaineers with 17 points. Madison will put its unbeaten record on the line tomorrow on the road against Luray.
It took double overtime, but Saint Anne's Belfield was able to win its 13th straight game on Friday, topping Collegiate, 81-76. Brett Goodloe led the way for the Saints with 25 points, while Bryan Lynch added 18. STAB has now won every game since starting out 0-1.
In girls action, William Monroe handed Charlottesville its first loss of the season. The Dragons got a team high 13 points from Brittany Conley en route to a 45-44 overtime win against the Knights. Charlottesville's Shawntae Payne scored a game high 21 in the losing effort. The victory moves Monroe into first place by a half game in the Jefferson District.
Western Albemarle got 16 points from Ellen Shaffrey, as the Warriors topped Louisa, 43-42 in overtime.
In private school action, St. Catherine's played Saint Anne's tough on Friday night, but the Saints were able to pull away in the end for the comfortable 49-37 win.
We had hoped to also bring you highlights and a final from the boys and girls contests between Monticello and Orange, but camera problems prevented us from doing so, and we did not receive final scores. We apologize to the players and fans of these teams.
Some football news in High School SportsZone tonight, as STAB's Alex Asher has decommited from Richmond, and will look to earn a roster spot as an invited walk-on at North Carolina. Asher says it has always been his dream to play in the ACC. Asher gives us his reaction in tonight's show.
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