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High School Hoops: February 14, 2012

By: Kristi Fulkerson Email
By: Kristi Fulkerson Email

February 14, 2012

The Charlottesville girls basketball team pulled off the upset Tuesday night in the Jefferson District semifinals, defeating No. 1 seed Powhatan 52-51. The Indians stormed back from an eleven point halftime deficit to take a fourth quarter lead. Charlottesville's Kendall Ballard scored the game-winner with 11.4 seconds on the clock to go up 52-51.

"It actually wasn't designed to come to me," said Ballard of her game-winning jumper. "I just happened to be standing right there and got it, put it in the basket for our team."

After a missed free throw, Powhatan's last chance effort fell short of the basket. With the win, Charlottesville advances to the district championship and locks up a regional playoff bid.

"From the beginning of the game we were patient on offense," said Knights' head coach Dee Shaver. "We attacked the basket, we keyed in on their shooters, their key scorers at the other end. We tried to limit them to one chance under the basket and we really played 11-man ball tonight."

In the other semifinal, No. 2 Monticello held off of banged-up Western Albemarle squad. The Mustangs led by three at the break and extended their edge to six points heading into the fourth quarter. Western pulled within two with 20 seconds remaining, but free throws iced the victory for Monticello.

The third-ranked Warriors played most of the game without JD First Team selection Sydney Fewell, who left with a knee injury in the second quarter. Western was also without senior Mady Baker, out with a concussion.

No. 4 Charlottesville and No. 2 Monticello square off Friday night at WAHS at 6:30 p.m.

In boys' action, Blue Ridge edged Miller 64-63 for head coach Bill Ramsey's 300th career victory. Miller senior and Kansas commit Andrew White surpassed the 1,000 point mark in the first quarter and finished with 26 points in the loss.

The Barons lock up the regular season title and top seed in the Virginia Independent Conference. Blue Ridge will host Liberty Christian in the opening round on Tuesday February 21. The third seed Mavericks will travel to No. 2 Virginia Episcopal.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Blue Ridge 64, Miller School 63
St. Christopher's 77, Fork Union 52
Bull Run District Semifinals
William Monroe 67, Madison 60 (OT)
George Mason 60, Clarke County 43
Dogwood District Semifinals
Dan River 89, Nelson County 57
William Campbell 52, Appomattox 44
Commonwealth District Semifinals
Mountain View 52, Brooke Point 40
North Stafford 58, Stafford 51

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Jefferson District Semifinals
Charlottesville 52, Powhatan 51
Monticello 39, Western Albemarle 34
James River District Quarterfinals
Goochland 64, Bluestone 48
LIS Semifinals
Collegiate-Richmond 60, St. Annes-Belfield 42
St. Catherine's 55, Trinity Episcopal 44
James River District Quarterfinals
Goochland 64, Bluestone 48


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