February 26, 2009
The Charlottesville boys basketball team looked sharp on Thursday night in the Region II semifinals. The Black Knights topped Loudoun County, 79-68, to punch their ticket to the regional championship game. Maurice Jackson had 24 points to lead Charlottesville, while Omari Minor had 18. Joe Bushrod of Loudoun County scored a game high 36 points, including seven three pointers.
The Knights will face Orange in the Region II Championship. The Hornets topped Broad Run, 65-59. Quintin Hunter led the way with 28 points, while Mike Nixon chipped in eleven. Charlottesville and Orange will meet in the regional final on Saturday at 8:00pm at Monticello High School.
In other boys action, William Monroe lost a heart-breaker to Dominion, 40-38, while Covenant topped North Cross, 66-65, to advance to the VIC Division II finals.
Girls action saw Charlottesville advance as well. The Black Knights got 18 points from Shawntae Payne to lead them to a 55-33 win. Charlottesville will face Loudoun County in the Region II Championship on Saturday evening. Action tips off at 6:00 and takes place at Monticello High School.
Other girls action saw Orange fall at Loudoun County, 76-44, and William Monroe lose at Freedom, 65-40.
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