Charlottesville Sweeps Orange to Headline Friday Hoops Action

January 7, 2011

Only six weeks remain until many district tournaments tip off and many area teams are looking to get key win and get a leg up on league foes. The Jefferson District is no different, as two hopeful title contenders hit the floor at Orange County.

The Charlottesville boys handed the Hornets their first district loss with an 80-56 victory on Friday night. Darius Watson led the way for the Knights with a game high 26 points. Jamal Hunter led Orange with 14 points. Charlottesville held a commanding 44-29 lead at the break and opened it up in the second half for the impressive victory.

Fluvanna looked to bounce back from Tuesday's loss at Monticello and did so against Western Albemarle, but had to hold off a very tough Warrior charge for the 50-44 win. Ya-Ya Anderson continued his impressive season with 18 points to lead all scorers. T.J. Dudley chipped in ten point for the Flucos. Western was led by Ben Turner with 14 points.

STAB and FUMA clashed on the private circuit hardwood and needed more than regulation to settle the score. The contest ended with the Saints pulling off the 71-68 upset on their home court. STAB improves to 3-5 and has now won two in a row. It marks the Blue Devils' first loss of the season, as they fall to 5-1.

Girls action saw Charlottesville earn the 54-33 win at Orange on Friday night. The Knights improve to 4-1 on the season in district play, with Orange falling to 2-3. It marks Charlottesville's fourth consecutive win.

William Monroe put up a solid showing at Goochland, earning the 71-31 victory. Katelyn Roach paced the Dragons with 15 points, while Alexa Smith added 13 and Alex Cave chipped in eleven. Monroe is now 12-2 overall on the season and 5-1 in Jefferson District play.

Western Albemarle remained perfect in district action with a 58-17 win over Fluvanna. Ellen Shaffrey led the way for the Warriors with a game high 17 points, while Sidney Fewell scored eleven points. Carolyn Schneller added eight points for Western, which improves to 10-3, 6-0 in district action. Millicent Williams led Fluvanna with eight points on the evening.

Covenant held off a late Randolph-Macon charge to capture the 44-43 victory at home on Friday evening. The Eagles improve to 4-4 on the year and have won three games in a row.

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