Louisa County’s boys basketball team held on to beat host team Clover Hill Thursday night in the first round of the Clover Hill Holiday tournament, winning 53-38 over the Cavaliers.
Chris Shelton dropped 23 points in the win, knocking down three early 3-pointers.
Mark Carter finished with 10 points and Isaac Haywood and Xavien Hunter each had eight. Jarett Hunter rounded out the balanced offense with seven points. Reggie Cosby chipped in six points.
The Lions will face Banner Christian Friday at 4 p.m. at Clover Hill before facing Amelia Saturday at 4.
Western boys drop Kettle Run
Western Albemarle’s boys basketball had to stew over a loss to Albemarle for an entire week and change. Thursday, they finally got a chance to shake it off and came up with a 63-61 victory over Kettle Run.
Gabe Nafziger hit the game-winner on a reverse lay-in at the buzzer while Tommy Mangrum finished with 20 points and seven rebounds.
The Warriors get an early rematch with Charlottesville in the Daily Progress Holiday tournament semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.
STAB girls beat Woodrow Wilson
St. Anne’s-Belfield’s girls basketball team headed southeast to the Boo Williams Holiday tournament Thursday and opened up with a 40-34 victory over Woodrow Wilson High School in the Bronze Bracket.
Wilson, located in Portsmouth, was the No. 9-ranked school in the Virginian-Pilot’s coverage area going into the game.
Vanessa Woodfolk led the way with a double double, posting 10 points and 11 boards. Kymora Johnson finished with eight points, five boards and three steals.
Miller School’s girls squad was also in the Bronze Bracket and fell 58-55 to Ocean Lakes out of the Beach District.
Western girls beat Harrisonburg
When Elisabeth Coffman is having a typical Elisabeth Coffman night, she makes Western Albemarle’s girls basketball team tough to beat.
Coffman finished with 19 points, four steals, four assists and four rebounds in a stat-sheet filling effort to lift the Warriors past Harrisonburg 47-38 in the opening round of the Daily Progress Holiday Tournament.
Coffman scored nine of her points in the fourth as the Warriors pulled away for the victory after leading 32-31 at the end of the third. Sydney Sherman finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double double on the night while also coming up with five blocks on the defensive end. Annie Meenan had nine points and three assists and Ellie Plantz had six points and three steals.
The Warriors will face Charlottesville in the semifinals Friday at 7:15 p.m.
Blue Ridge boys hoops beats Kent
Blue Ridge’s boys basketball team opened up its trip to England with an 88-51 win over the Kent Crusaders Thursday, leaning on a balanced offense to pick up the decisive win.
Junior point guard William Lee led the Barons with 14 points, Ernesto Torres chipped in 13 and Savion Helm knocked in 12 points and dished out four assists. Michael Gray finished with 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Chris Rogers finished with eight points, five boards and five assists while 6-foot-11 forward Sasha Glushkov had 13 rebounds to go with seven points.
The Barons will take on CD Pavoa Portugal Friday at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time before facing the Manchester Magic at 11 a.m.
Orange boys fall to Massaponax
At Eastern View’s Holiday Tournament, Orange County’s boys basketball team nearly knocked off Massaponax, falling 65-59.
Orange trailed just 33-32 at the break but couldn’t get over the hump to knock off the Panthers.
Kyrie Carter led Hornets with 16 points and six rebounds. Jaylen Alexander finished with 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting and Brandon Franklin chipped in with 10 points.
Khai Seargeant led the Panthers with 22 points and five assists while Dorion Staples had 17 points on the night.