Western Albemarle needs a couple of wins this week to make sure they hold onto the No. 3 seed in Conference 29, and the Warriors picked up a critical one Tuesday night against Powhatan, winning 70-35.
It also happened to be the 300th win of head coach Darren Maynard’s career.
Chase Stokes led the way for the Warriors with 18 points while Sam Chisholm filled up the stat sheet down low with 11 points, eight rebounds and six blocks.
The Warriors were down 10-9 when they got moving offensively and went on a 51-9 run that stretched from late in the opening quarter until the end of the third.
Western will take on rival Albemarle Friday at 7:45 p.m.
Western’s girls beat Powhatan
Western’s girls team needed overtime to get it done but the Warriors snagged a big-time road win for their fifth victory over the season, beating Powhatan 40-35.
Western got 17 points out of Erin Clark and 10 points from Deja Newton-Grant in the victory. Emma Kulow chipped in eight to bolster the effort.
The Warriors’ lock down defense surrendered just a single scorer in double digits with Powhatan’s Monty Johnson scoring 12 on the night. Timesha Morris finished with nine and Addi Johnson had eight for the Indians.
Albemarle girls blow past Orange
Albemarle’s girls squad knocked off Orange County 54-31 Tuesday night with K.K. Barbour leading the way with 18 points for the Patriots
Samira Hussaini and Felicia Garrison both reached double figures as well, with Hussaini going for 15 on the night while Garrison checked in with 10.
Rebecca Harvey finished with 14 points to account for nearly half of Orange’s offense. Harvey buried a pair of 3-pointers.
The Patriots take on Western on the road Friday while the Hornets will lock up with Powhatan at home Thursday.
STAB’s girls cruise past Hampton Roads
St. Anne’s-Belfield’s girls team made quick work of Hampton Roads Academy Tuesday night, rolling 70-25.
The Saints held HRA to single digits in all four quarters, building a 35-11 halftime lead. Brianna Tinsley had six steals to help spearhead the stingy defense while Mailynn Steppe and Haley Kent had three thefts each.
On the other end, STAB’s balanced offense took over once again. This time Ashley Taylor led the way with 18 points. N.K. Ilang had 17 to go with her 11 rebounds while Tinsley finished with 13 points and Steppe checked in with 10.
Charlottesville’s girls squad beat Fluvanna 53-39 with Kendall Ballard’s 15 points setting the pace for the Black Knights. Tamara Starchia chipped in 11 for CHS. …Buckingham’s boys fell to Amelia 59-43 while shooting just 25 percent from the field. Leon Ragland finished with 10 points and Justin Ayres checked in with 16 rebounds. … Charlottesville’s boys beat Fluvanna County 62-42 with Leon Straus finishing with 19 points for the Black Knights. …Monticello’s girls beat Louisa County 51-35. …Albemarle boys beat Orange 67-41. …Buckingham’s girls beat Amelia 76-61. …Woodberry’s boys fell 67-49 to Trinity Episcopal. …Goochand’s boys beat Central Lunenburg 67-40. .