Western Albemarle’s boys basketball handed Mills Godwin its first loss of the season Tuesday night, winning 54-47 to sustain momentum going into the holiday break.
That win came down to toughness in the fourth quarter, an improvement from the first time the Warriors tackled Mills Godwin on the road earlier this season.
“We really wanted this game,” said Western coach Darren Maynard. “I think we were extremely tough in the fourth quarter. Down there we had a lead in the fourth and weren’t tough enough to finish it. I think we were determined to be that tonight.”
Ryan Ingram led the charge for the Warriors with 19 points while Chris McGahren stepped up in the fourth, scoring seven points in the final frame to notch 12 for the game. Ingram had nine of his 19 in the fourth too as part of a strong surge.
Austin Cress had 11 boards for the Warriors while Ingram and Josh Coffman each had three assists and Teo Rampini notched four steals.
Carson Wiley led Mills Godwin with 13 points and Dillon Thomas finished with 11.
Western will face Deep Run in the first round of the Daily Progress Holiday Tournament next week.
William Monroe boys cruise past Strasburg
William Monroe’s boys basketball team beat Strasburg 85-34 Tuesday night, rolling behind a balanced offensive effort to pick up the victory.
Jalen Anderson had another big night as he continued his strong start to this season with 15 points and eight rebounds. Malique Shackelford got going with 14 points. Kam’ron McCain had 12 points and four assists and Anthony Terry finished with 12 points.
The Dragons will face Brentsville Wednesday night.
Albemarle’s boys crush Culpeper
Albemarle’s boys basketball team made quick work of Culpeper Tuesday night, with Jake Hahn’s double double effort leading the way.
Hahn had 20 points and 18 rebounds in the win. Austin Katstra also put in some solid work with 18 points and eight rebounds while Na’il Arnold and Maxx Jarmon each scored 11. Cartier Key continued his emergence as a big-time distributor for the Patriots this season with eight assists.
Albemarle will face Fauquier in the first round of the Daily Progress Holiday Tournament next week.
Fluvanna girls roll past Monticello
Fluvanna County’s girls team held Monticello in check defensively and beat the Mustangs 45-29 Tuesday night for a solid Jefferson District win for the Flucos.
Darrah Martin had 12 points to lead the Flucos. Nevaeh Ivory scored seven points and had four steals for Fluvanna while Niya Brown had six points and four steals.
Josie Mallory and Dasha Kinlaw each had five points for the Mustangs.
STAB’s girls make short work of Turner Ashby
St. Anne’s-Belfield’s girls basketball team rolled 57-24 past Turner Ashby Tuesday, with Jayla Davis’ 15 points setting the pace for the Saints.
Davis also had five rebounds and a pair of steals in the win.
Sierra Smith finished with six points and 11 rebounds while Bri Tinsley had nine points, five assists, four steals and two blocks. Vanessa Woodfolk had 10 points, five rebounds and four blocks.
The Saints head east next week for the Boo Williams Holiday Tournament.