Fluvanna’s boys basketball team is oft to a vastly improved start over last year thanks in part to a pair of wins as host team of the Christmas Bash. The Flucos followed up a solid win over William Monroe Thursday with a gritty 48-46 victory over Bruton Friday night.
A.J. Gregory led the way with a double double, notching 17 points and 10 rebounds while Drew Pace put up a solid offensive performance too with 16 points.
The win puts the Flucos at 4-6 on the year through the first 10 games as opposed to last year’s 0-10 start to the first campaign in second year head coach Jason Davis’ tenure.
The Flucos jumped out to a 20-5 lead early but Bruton clawed back into the game and closed the gap to just 31-26 at the break. The Flucos then endured a 15-3 run by Bruton that put the Panthers up 45-44 early in the fourth quarter. With four minutes left, Fluvanna took a 47-46 lead and then neither team managed to score much, with the Flucos hitting a single free throw over than final four minutes to get the two-point win. Caden Koslowski and Emory Davis spearheaded that defensive effort down the stretch.
The Flucos will host Monticello Wednesday night as they jump back into Jefferson District play.
Fluvanna girls beat Bruton
Fluvanna County’s girls basketball team made short work of Bruton in the Christmas Bash’s second day of games, rolling 53-26 over the Panthers.
The Flucos jumped out to an 18-9 lead and held Bruton to seven or less points in each quarter in a strong defensive performance. Destini Monroe carried the offense with a solid 13-point effort while Nevaeh Ivory checked in with nine points and Jemika Johnson and Mya Wright each had seven.
Louisa County boys basketball beat Eastern View 63-55 to win the Cyclone Classic title.
Monticello’s boys basketball team beat William Monroe 52-41 Friday night, bouncing back from a heartbreaking loss to Bruton in overtime the day before. Dean Lockley led Monticello with 17 points while Thad Lane checked in with 14 points. Kobe Copeland finished with eight points.
Monticello’s girls basketball team rolled 62-19 over Buckingham County, led by a 22-2 third quarter run to put away the Knights. Camille Blaine set the pace with 20 points for the Mustangs (6-3) while Sariyah Hughes had 14 and Dasha Kinlaw had eight points.
STAB’s girls basketball team fell 42-37 to Grassfield in the Boo Williams tournament. Jovia Winkey finished with 19 points while Vanessa Woodfolk had 11 points in the loss.