January 19, 2010
High school basketball district tournaments are about one month away and teams are looking for key wins withing their respective leagues. Tuesday night saw some big match ups on the high school hardwood.
The Charlottesville boys basketball team remained unbeaten in the Jefferson District with a 64-41 win over William Monroe. The Knights opened up a lead with a big second quarter and led 28-14 at the break, before holding off the Dragons in the second half. They are now 7-0 in district play.
Western Albemarle remained right on the heels of Charlottesville, topping Monticello, 61-34. The Warriors are 6-1 in district play and just one game behind the Knights for first place.
Third place Fluvanna picked up a big district win on Tuesday, topping Orange, 71-41. The Flucos continue to hold sole possession of third place in the district standings and are staying in contention for a regular season district title.
In Commonwealth District action, Albemarle welcomed North Stafford for action on Tuesday and this game was a close one. The Patriots were able to grab the win, 70-66, and improve to 4-3 in district play. Andrew Mann scored 18 points to lead the Pats, while Rashad Talley added eleven and Andrew Frazier chipped in ten.
Girls action saw Western Albemarle pick up a win over Monticello, 51-35. The Warriors held a double-digit second half lead and held off a pesky Mustangs squad. Raven Ward scored a game high 21 points to pace Western, while Virginia Carew added eleven.
Charlottesville and William Monroe played in a close one, with the Dragons taking a match up that went down to the wire. William Monroe earns the 42-41 win, marking the Dragons' first ever win at Charlottesville.
Click on the above video link for highlights of Tuesday night's action.