Charlottesville girls squeak by Fluvanna County

It seems like every time Fluvanna and Charlottesville lock up in girls basketball it’s close.


“As (Fluvanna assistant Nick) Ward said ‘for about eight straight years if fans paid to come watch CHS versus the Flucos, they got themselves a great game,” said Charlottesville coach Jim Daly.


Charlottesville’s girls basketball team picked up a key early season road win Tuesday night, bouncing back from a loss to Western Albemarle Friday to edge Fluvanna 47-45.


“I’m really happy with our girls’ effort on both ends of the floor,” Daly said. “We had several girls playing out of position with Tati Allen and Kajesha Taylor playing point forward for long stretches. We just kept grinding out possessions in the fourth quarter.”


Taylor led the Black Knights with 15 points on the night including going five-for-six from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. That clutch performance helped lift the Black Knights to the win.


“Kajesha showed great senior leadership down the stretch,” Daly said.


It was nip and tuck throughout with Charlottesville clinging to just a one-point lead at halftime, up 21-20. Fluvanna then pushed ahead in the third before Taylor’s free throw shooting and a big 3-pointer by Kasey Lamb gave them the edge in the final frame. Lamb finished with 11 points as did Jessica Antwi.


The Flucos got an 18-point performance from Nevaeh Ivory while Destini Moore finished with 13 and Kyia Scott had 10 points.