Western Albemarle boys basketball used a third quarter surge to slip past Orange County Thursday night, beating the Hornets 52-40.
Orange built a 14-9 lead in the first quarter and led 21-18 at the break. But in the third, Western scored nearly half its points, pouring in 23 points in the frame to take an 11-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Hornets couldn’t counterpunch and Western held them at arm’s length for the win.
Tommy Mangrum’s 22 points and seven rebounds led the way for the Warriors while freshman Henry Sullivan finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocks for a monster game. Andrew Shifflett chipped in nine points.
Kyrie Carter had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Hornets. Sihle Mthethwa had 10 points. Jireek Washington chipped in three steals for Orange.
The Warriors (5-5) face a quick turnaround with a home clash with Fluvanna County Friday. Orange will host Charlottesville the same night.
Charlottesville boys knock off Powhatan
Charlottesville’s boys basketball team picked up a solid road win Thursday night, beating Powhatan 67-45.
Isaiah Washington’s 18 points led the way for the Black Knights while Lewis Tate put together a monster double double with 12 points and 19 rebounds.
Charlottesville will take another road trip to Orange County Friday night.
Charlottesville girls cruise past Powhatan
Charlottesville’s girls basketball team rolled 84-33 over Powhatan Thursday night.
The Black Knights jumped out to a 29-10 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back, with La’Kasia Calloway pouring in 22 points and Carmella Jackson scoring 17. T.C. Younger finished with 12 on the night while Andrea Lefkowitz and Jess Antwi each had eight. Kasey Lamb chipped in seven points.
The Black Knights (6-5) play Orange County Friday night at home.