January 12, 2010
Tuesday night saw several high school basketball games go down to the wire, while others were fairly one-sided.
In boys action, Charlottesville remained perfect in the Jefferson District with a convincing 75-44 win over Louisa on the road. Maurice Jackson led the way with 32 points for the Black Knights. They are now 5-0 in district play.
Fluvanna and William Monroe met in a district clash and the game was close the whole way. The Flucos came away with the 66-58 win behind 15 points from Ya Ya Anderson. Desmond Shaver scored a game high 24 points for the Dragons in the loss. William Monroe sees its losing streak extending to four while Fluvanna is now 3-1 in district play.
Western Albemarle stayed right on the heels of Charlottesville and kept pace with Fluvanna on Tuesday night with a 62-43 win at Goochland. Dante Crawford paced the Warriors with a big double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds. Christian Pierce chipped in 19 points for Western.
Monticello traveled north to Orange for a district match up. The Mustangs were able to grab their first district with of the year, 45-39.
Albemarle welcomed Riverbend in Commonwealth District action and fared very well. The Patriots rolled past the Bears, 66-30. Albemarle jumped out to a 20-6 lead and never looked back. Mike Ledford led the Pats with 15 points, while Jake Hendrix had ten. Rashad Talley and Mayn Francisco chipped in nine points each in a well-balanced Patriot attack.
Covenant overcame an early deficit to top North Cross, 72-63, in private school action, as well.
Girls action saw Western Albemarle earn a win on the road at Goochland. The Warriors topped the Bulldogs, 45-33, behind Kelsey Swanson and Raven Ward, who each scored eight points each.
Monticello and Orange needed overtime to decide their Jefferson District battle. In the end, the host Hornets emerged victorious, 66-62.
STAB welcomed Virginia Episcopal in the private circuit and put together a dominating performance. The Saints roll to the 78-25 win.