January 14, 2011
Friday night featured many key high school hoops match ups with several teams completing season sweeps of district rivals.
In boys action, Charlottesville topped Monticello for the second time this season, winning by a 79-61 count. Daquan Jones scored 19 points for the Knights in the victory, as they improve to 7-1 in district play. Charlottesville will face Western Albemarle next Friday night.
William Monroe and Western Albemarle went down to the wire for the second time this season, and once again it was the Dragons emerging victorious, 55-50, in double overtime. Markel Faulkner led William Monroe with 16 points on the night.
Fluvanna opened its match up with Goochland up on a 17-2 run and cruised to a 63-44 victory, completing the season sweep of the Bulldogs. Ya Ya Anderson scored 14 points to lead a balanced Fluco attack, while Jamal Tolliver and Jake Smith each chipped in eleven. Fluvanna improves to 6-1 in district play.
Orange kept pace with Charlottesville and Fluvanna at the top of the Jefferson District standings, getting by Louisa, 73-67 on Friday night. Tyler Seal led the Hornets with 21 points, while Anthony Hunter led the Lions with a game high 23 in the loss.
Albemarle got 17 points from Andrew Mann, but still fell to Brooke Point in Commonwealth District action on Friday, 57-50. Lee Carneal added eleven points for the Patriots in the losing effort.
Madison met George Mason in a Bull Run District match up on Friday, with the Mountaineers falling, 59-47. Travis Warren scored a team high 17 for Madison in the loss.
STAB welcomed Trinity and came away with a 61-52 win in private school action. Jordan Davis scored 18 points and pulled down 24 rebounds to pace the Saints, who improve to 4-6 on the year.
Girls action found Western Albemarle and William Monroe battling in a meeting of the top two teams in the Jefferson District. Western made a statement with a 51-36 win, sweeping the Dragons on the season. Ellen Shaffrey posted a big double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Mady Baker added 16 points for the Warriors. William Monroe was led by Alex Cave and Alexa Smith, who each scored ten.
Charlottesville welcomed Monticello and topped the Mustangs for the second time this season. The Knights rolled to the 46-34 win.
STAB topped Liberty Christian on Friday afternoon, 71-61, but the big story was Virginia commit Sarah Imovbioh. The STAB senior scored 41 points and pulled down 30 boards to lead the Saints. She now has 70 points and 49 rebounds in her last two games.