Jefferson Girls Roundup: Western, Fluvanna, CHS, Monticello win to set up quarterfinal matchups

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Western Albemarle’s girls basketball team shook off the struggles that led to an unexpected loss to Monticello Friday and rolled 54-24 over Orange County Tuesday night.


“We didn’t get to practice yesterday because of the ice on the roads,” said Western coach Kris Wright. “So what we talked about was putting a better quality performance out there. Win, lose or draw, play better.”


The win secured a share of the regular season Jefferson District title for the Warriors, who have the tie-breaker over co-champion Charlottesville because of a season sweep of the Black Knights.


The Warriors got a big boost from junior point guard Elisabeth Coffman’s 21 points, 17 of which came before the break. Coffman went 10-for-12 at the free throw line and also chipped in three assists and three steals.


“Elisabeth does a good job of being assertive and then trying to take what the defense gives her and tonight that was some seams to try and get some shots up,” Wright said. “Then she took advantage at the free throw line and then that obviously gave us some cushion.”


Sydney Sherman had a big night on the boards for the Warriors with nine rebounds to go with her five points. Caity Driver had nine points while Anna O’Shea dished out two assists. Annie Meenan had five rebounds and four steals.


Erin Ryder finished with 11 points to lead Orange County.


Charlottesville girls earn district title share

Charlottesville’s girls basketball team had to replace a slew of key seniors from last season’s team including Alajiah Ragland and Destinee McDonald, but the Black Knights managed to handle that transition secure a share of the Jefferson District regular season crown with a 57-50 road win over Powhatan Tuesday.


The Black Knights will be the No. 2 seed in the JD tournament, finishing the regular season with a 17-4 record, 12-2 in the district.


Kajesha Taylor led Charlottesville with 13 points, Jessica Antwi scored 12 and Kaniyah Key finished with nine points while T.C. Younger chipped in seven.


Fluvanna girls basketball wins on Ivory game-winner

Fluvanna County’s girls basketball team whittled the clock down and then let Nevaeh Ivory take over.


After burning a minute off the clock, Ivory scored the game-winner for the Flucos with three seconds to play, lifting the Flucos to a 41-39 victory. The victory secured the No. 3 seed in the Jefferson District tournament and set up a game that’ll determine a Region 3C tournament berth Friday at home for the Flucos against Monticello.


Ivory finished with 17 points while Kyia Scott chipped in nine for the Flucos.


For Albemarle, Marquelah Wilson finished with 15, Haylee Howard had 10, Makinna Winterton with eight


Monticello girls pick up road win

The Monticello girls basketball team will now get a clean shot at getting into the Region 3C tournament as the Mustangs beat Louisa County 57-31 to set up a region qualifier in the first round of the Jefferson District tournament Friday.


Camille Blaine led the Mustangs with 17 points, six rebounds and five blocks while Hannah Shifflett posted nine points, eight rebounds and four assists. Tianna Kinlaw had eight points, four rebounds and four assists while Mackenzie Turner finished with seven points and four assists.


The Mustangs finish the regular season at 11-10 and will face the Flucos Friday.