January 5, 2010
Tuesday marked a big night on the high school basketball court on both the boys and girls sides in the Charlottesville area. Many teams hit the court looking for key district wins as many were playing their first games of 2010.
The Charlottesville boys improved to 3-0 in the Jefferson District with a 65-50 win over Goochland. Maurice Jackson scored 28 points to pace the Black Knights. They'll return to action against Orange on Friday.
Fluvanna welcomed Monticello and put up an impressive showing against the Mustangs. Ya Ya Anderson scored 23 points for the Flucos, leading Fluvanna to the 60-46 win over its Jefferson District rival. The Flucos return to action tomorrow as they host Buckingham, while Monticello heads to Louisa on Friday.
Western Albemarle got a huge night from Christian Pierce. The senior scored 34 points in the Warriors' 54-40 win over Orange. Western travels to Louisa on Friday, while the Hornets host Charlottesville.
Albemarle traveled to Stafford for Commonwealth District action and suffered a heart-breaker. The Patriots returned to Charlottesville on the losing end of a 41-38 score.
Girls action saw Monticello host Fluvanna on Tuesday night. Mia Loyd scored 23 points for the Flucos and led them to the 77-40 win over the Mustangs. Fluvanna will host Western on Thursday, while Monticello heads to Louisa.
Orange and Western Albemarle went down to the wire and needed overtime to finish. The Warriors were able to come away with the 50-48 win. Virginia Carew led the way with ten points for Western. The Hornets take on Charlottesville on Thursday.
William Monroe hosted Louisa on Tuesday in another district nail-biter. The Dragons were able to treat the home crowd to the 61-59 victory. Monroe has a quick turnaround and travels to Luray on Wednesday, while the Lions head to Monticello later in the week.
Albemarle welcomed Stafford for Commonwealth district action and the Indians brought their A game, topping the Patriots, 67-35. C.J. Jackson scored eight points for Albemarle in the losing effort.