January 22nd High School SportsZone

January 22, 2010

Some key district basketball match ups headlined high school hoops action on Friday, including a high profile battle for first place in the Jefferson District.

Charlottesville and Western Albemarle met on the boys side as the top two teams in the district standings. The Warriors had revenge on their minds after falling the the Knights by one point back on December 11. Friday would turn to be just as close. Western built a pretty big lead, holding a nine point advantage at halftime and leading by eleven after three quarters. The fourth quarter, however, belonged the Charlottesville. The Black Knights outscored Western, 21-9, in the frame, and a Maurice Jackson free throw proved to be the winning shot, as Charlottesville earned the 51-50 victory. The Knights have now beaten Western twice this season by a combined two points. Charlottesville is 8-0 in district play, while the Warriors fall to 6-2.

Monticello and William Monroe met on the Dragons home court in Jefferson District action. The Mustangs held an advantage early on, but William Monroe cut into the lead and was able to pull ahead and hold on for the 53-48 win.

Louisa has not had much success on the hardwood this year, but was able to pull off a pretty big upset on Friday night. The Lions topped Fluvanna, 67-62, behind Anthony Hunter's 15 points. Louisa earns its second Jefferson District win of the season and tops a Flucos squad that held sole possession of third place entering the night. Fluvanna falls to 5-3. Ya-Ya Anderson scored a game high 17 points in the loss.

Goochland moved into third place with a 74-56 win over Orange. The Bulldogs improve to 6-3 in district play and are just a half game behind Western for second.

The girls side saw Western Albemarle hold onto its Jefferson District lead. The Warriors traveled to Charlottesville and came away with the 48-35 win. They're now 7-1 in district play.

Monticello gave William Monroe a great fight on Friday, but the Dragons had a little more at the end, taking the contest, 52-47. The Mustangs held a fourth quarter lead, but William Monroe was able to fight back for the victory.

Goochland traveled to Orange and earned a district victory on the girls side as well. The Bulldogs pulled away in the fourth quarter to earn a 61-56 victory.

In Commonwealth District action, Albemarle hosted Mountain View, but the opposition was too much for the Patriots on Friday. Mountain View downed the Pats, 66-41. Kya Francisco scored 15 points for the Patriots in the loss.

Private school action saw Covenant hosting Collegiate on Friday. The Cougars held a slim 17-15 lead at the half and Covenant was able to keep it close the entire way. In the end, however, Collegiate had a little more than the Eagles and escaped with the 47-42 win. Margot Liebl had 16 points for Covenant in the losing effort.

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