January 8, 2010
Friday served as a big night on the high school hardwood in our area. Many area teams took the court in district action with several teams staying unbeaten and some games going down to the wire.
Boys action saw Charlottesville protect its perfect Jefferson District record. The Black Knights welcomed Orange and never trailed in the game, winning 78-58. Charlottesville improves to 4-0 in district play.
Fluvanna also entered the night with a perfect district mark, but it did not remain that way. The Flucos traveled to Western Albemarle, where the Warriors were ready and waiting. It marked a close match up with Western pulling away in the end for the 56-46 victory, handing Fluvanna its first district loss of the season.
Covenant hosted Roanoke Catholic in area boys private school action. The Eagles and Celtics engaged in a close battle, but it was the home team coming out on top on Friday. Covenant earned the 71-66 win.
Girls action also pitted Charlottesville up against Orange. In a game that went down to the wire, the Black Knights were able to secure the win, 63-61. They improve to 3-1 in district play and have won three district games in a row since falling to Monticello to open up district play.
William Monroe welcomed Goochland on Friday and put together a solid performance. The Dragons got 19 points from Caitlin Roach and rolled to the 55-34 win. They have now won two consecutive district games after starting out that portion of the schedule 0-3.
Fluvanna got a big double-double from Mia Loyd to fuel a 34-30 win over Western Albemarle. Loyd scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Flucos to the win. They improve to 4-0 in Jefferson District play and 9-1 overall.
Louisa played host to Monticello on Friday. The Lions earned the 59-37 victory, sending the Mustangs to their second straight loss after a 5-0 start. Louisa pulls back to .500 in district play at 2-2.