Fluvanna Boys, Western Girls Fall in State Semifinals

March 8, 2011

The Fluvanna boys and Western Albemarle girls both saw their state title hopes disappear on Tuesday night, after successful seasons ended in the state semifinals. Both teams fell just two wins shy of a state championship.

The Flucos ran into a red-hot Waynesboro team and never led over the Little Giants, falling 72-60. Waynesboro jumped out to the early lead and opened up a double-digit advantage in the second quarter, before Fluvanna trimmed the deficit to nine at halftime, 30-21. The Giants used a big third quarter to open up the lead and led comfortably throughout the remainder of the game en route to the win. Jamal Tolliver led the Flucos with a team high 20 points. Fluvanna star Ya Ya Anderson was battling illness and finished with 14.

Meanwhile, Western Albemarle trailed R.E. Lee at the half, but rallied and pulled to within two points of the Lee Ladies in the fourth quarter, before Lee squeaked out a 50-44 win. Ellen Shaffrey finished her high school career by scoring eleven points and pulling down 18 rebounds. Fellow senior Raven Ward also scored eleven points.

Click on the above video link to view highlights of Tuesday's action.

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