February 8, 2011
Many area high school basketball teams played their final regular season games on Tuesday night, while others will continue with their regular season schedules later this week.
In boys' action, Fluvanna earned the outright Jefferson District regular season championship with a 59-54 win over William Monroe. The Flucos finish the regular season 20-1, 13-1 in district play, and undefeated at home. Jason Hinkle scored 17 points to lead Fluvanna, while T.J. Dudley chipped in 13. William Monroe's Desmon Shaver scored a game high 20 points in the losing effort.
Charlottesville traveled to Louisa and escaped with a nail-biting 65-63 win. Deshaun Blakey scored 18 points for the Knights, who lock up the number two seed in the Jefferson District tournament.
Orange welcomed Monticello for a Jefferson District battle and held off the Mustangs, 72-68. The Hornets will be the third seed in district tournament action.
Albemarle kept it close with Riverbend for a half in Commonwealth District action, but a big third quarter by the Bears slammed the door on the Patriots, sending Albemarle to a 61-46 loss. The Pats found themselves down, 28-24 at the break, but RIverbend opened the third quarter on a 17-6 run to pull ahead and never looked back.
Miller improved to 11-9 on the season with a 66-49 win over Virginia Episcopal on Tuesday night. Travis Hester led the Mavericks with 16 points in the victory.
Covenant held off Eastern, 48-45. Brian Pollard scored eleven to lead a balanced Eagles attack in the win.
GIrls action saw Western Albemarle complete the perfect Jefferson District schedule. The Warriors capped off a 14-0 district record with a 51-26 win over Goochland. Western also finished its regular season 18-4. Carolyn Schneller led the way with a game high 19 points on senior night, while Ellen Shaffrey pitched in ten.
William Monroe will be the second seed in the upcoming Jefferson District tournament, after topping Fluvanna, 41-18. Alexa Smith led the Dragons with 13 points.
Click on the above video link to view highlights of Tuesday's action.