With time running out and the game tied in a rivalry clash with Madison County, Orange County boys basketball’s Kameron Hill proved up to the task.
Hill hit a baseline jumper with .6 seconds left to lift the Hornets to a 42-40 victory over Madison County, just the second win of the Hornets’ season.
Hill finished with 12 points to lead the Hornets while J’Air Rawlings and Christian Clore checked in with seven points a piece.
Matt Temple led the Mountaineers with 15 points on the night while Dre Twyman had nine points and Isaiah Smith had seven. The Mountaineers lost star guard Bobby Ford for the season to an ACL injury this week.
Orange will try and build on the momentum at home Tuesday when the Hornets host Albemarle while Madison continues an out-of-district stint with a home game Monday against East Rockingham.
Orange girls drop Madison
Orange’s girls basketball team jumped out to a 16-point first quarter lead and never looked back Saturday as the Hornets rolled 50-30 over rival Madison County to push their record above .500 to 5-4 this year.
Madison Barber set the pace in a big first half with eight points that helped Orange build a 29-8 lead at halftime. She finished with 10 points on the night, just a touch behind team scoring leader Kiani Hudgens who finished with 11, including a 5 for 7 night at the charity stripe. Kaitlyn Johnson chipped in eight points for the Hornets while Rebecca Harvey had nine.
Chandler Gentry’s eight points led the Mountaineers. Her lone 3-pointer in the first quarter were the only points for Madison in that frame.
Orange hits the road Tuesday to take on Albemarle while Madison hosts Manassas Park Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Buckingham blasts Randolph-Henry
Buckingham’s boys basketball team picked up a solid James River District victory Friday over Randolph-Henry, winning 58-37 over the Statesmen.
Justin Ayres filled up the stat sheet in the win, scoring 15 points while hauling in 18 rebounds and coming up with four blocks, four steals and dishing out four assists.
Tariq Gough and Leon Ragland each had 11 points to round out the bulk of the Knights’ scoring. Ragland had three steals on the night while Gough had four. Michael Mabry managed six rebounds in the win.
The Knights hit the road to take on Nottoway Monday at 7 p.m.
Other scores from the weekend
Monticello’s boys squad beat Turner Ashby 50-48 Saturday after beating Powhatan 80-48 Friday…Western girls beat Fluvanna 44-37 with 10 points each from Emma Kulow and Julia Haws who had 10 each Friday…Albemarle’s girls beat Louisa 54-26 Friday…Monticello’s girls beat Powhatan 75-54 Friday with 15 points from Kiana Scott and 12 each from Lyra Payne and Reagan Roberts… Goochland’s boys beat Nottoway 75-71… Albemarle’s boys beat Louisa 82-48 Friday.