December 21, 2010
Next week will see many of our area high school basketball teams hit the court in tournament action, but before they could focus on that, several district games still had yet to be played before tournament week. Area teams hit the hardwood on Tuesday night, with a battle of unbeatens headlining the action.
Fluvanna and Charlottesville entered the night with perfect records and met for the first of two regular season match-ups. The Flucos hosted the first meeting on Tuesday night and looked dominant on their home floor en route to a 57-38 win. Charlottesville trailed by seven points after the first quarter and Fluvanna only widened the gap, taking an 18 point lead into halftime. Ya Ya Anderson led the way with a huge performance for the Flucos, scoring 18 points, dishing out nine assists and pulling down eight rebounds. Jamal Tolliver added 14 points, while Josh Hinkle netted a career-high eleven points. The Flucos improve to 6-0, while Charlottesville falls to 4-1.
William Monroe got a game high 33 points from Desmon Shaver, but it was not enough to top Orange on Tuesday night, as the Hornets earned the 89-78 victory. Tyler Seal scored a team high 21 points to lead Orange to the win.
Western Albemarle picked up its first Jefferson District win of the season, topping Louisa, 60-57. The Warriors look to carry the momentum into next week's Daily Progress Tournament.
Buckingham improved to 4-1 on the year with a 63-46 win over Prince Edward on Tuesday night. The Knights were led by sophomore Cam Johnson, who tallied 22 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Girls action saw Charlottesville down Fluvanna, 38-25. The Flucos held a 7-5 lead after the first quarter, but the Knights were able to turn it on from there. Monique Perkins and London Todd both scored ten points for Charlottesville in the victory.
William Monroe traveled to Orange and returned with a 41-33 win, giving them an 8-1 record on the season, 3-1 in district play. Alexa Smith continued her consistent play with 14 points to lead the Dragons. William Monroe will have one more game this week, hosting Madison on Thursday at 6:00.
Western Albemarle used balanced scoring and very good defense to cruise to a 53-12 win over Louisa on Tuesday. Ellen Shaffrey paced the Warriors with 14 points. Raven Ward and Sydney Fewell both chipped in seven for the Warriors, who are 4-0 in Jefferson District play.