Area Teams Prepare for State Tournaments

March 1, 2010

Four area public school teams are still alive on the high school basketball court, but for all four of them, it's win or go home from this point forward. These squads will take the floor in respective VHSL state tournaments and battle for state gold beginning Saturday.

The Western Albemarle boys are fresh off their Region II championship win on Saturday and now look ahead to state quarterfinal action. The Warriors will travel to James Madison and tip off with New Kent in their first state match up. Western topped Charlottesville, 65-42, in the regional title game and looks to build off of that. Christian Pierce scored 27 points in that contest, 22 in the first half. The Warriors will tip off with New Kent at 8:15 pm on Saturday at JMU.

As for Charlottesville, the Knights will travel to Richmond's Siegel Center to begin their state tournament journey. Mitch Minor's club will take the court against Brunswick on Saturday. After rolling past Kettle run in the Region II semifinals, Charlottesville's title hopes were halted by Western, and the Knights look to get back on the right track on Saturday afternoon. Tip off between Charlottesville and Brunswick is scheduled for 12:30 pm at Siegel Center.

In Class A action, the Madison boys look to continue their undefeated season as they take the court at JMU as well. The Mountaineers will tip off against Surry in quarterfinal action. Madison had no problem with Altavista in the Region B championship game on Saturday night, rolling to a 59-31 victory. Jerel Carter led the way with 15 points, while Logan Terrell scored eleven and David Falk chipped in ten points. Madison and Surry will begin at 5:00 pm at JMU>

Girls action finds the Fluvanna girls looking to rebound from their Region II title game loss to Millbrook. The Flucos will head to Richmond where they will face Greensville at the Siegel Center. Fluvanna fell to Millbrook this past Saturday, 65-52, to end their regional title hopes, but look for better luck in the state tournament. Tip off between Fluvanna and Greensville is scheduled for 11:00 am at the Siegel Center.

Several private school teams hit the court this week as well. The Covenant boys and STAB girls hit the court for their respective state tournaments beginning on Wednesday. CBS19 will have you covered for all of your state playoff action throughout the next two weeks.

Monday afternoon saw us venture out to Western Albemarle. Click on the above video link to get an update on the Warriors' state tournament preparations.

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