With teams like Charlottesville, Western and Albemarle that are typically in the top half of the Jefferson District already beating up on one another, Louisa County boys basketball is quietly putting together a pretty solid resume before they dive headlong into that battle next Friday at home against Albemarle.
The Lions continued that work Friday against Banner Christian with a 67-40 victory led by a explosive effort on offense in the first quarter. Louisa jumped out to a 25-2 lead with Shylek Washington scoring seven of the 25 points.
Chris Shelton led the way with 16 points for the Lions including four 3-pointers. Michael Weakley had 14 points including four 3-pointers of his own.
Washington chipped in nine points on the night while Jarett Hunter had eight and Armoni Comfort had seven.
Albemarle beats Brooke Point
Albemarle boys basketball bounced back from a narrow loss to Landon Thursday night to roll 68-51 past Brooke Point in the consolation bracket of the Daily Progress Holiday Tournament.
Myles Ward posted a double double with 16 points and 11 boards while Derrick Jones notched 20 points and six rebounds. Chris Cox had 14 points and six rebounds while Dasaun Taylor got the offense going with eight points and four assists.
STAB girls advance to division championship
St. Anne’s-Belfield’s girls basketball team kept things rolling Friday with another big win in the Boo Williams Holiday Tournament Bronze Division, edging Bethel High 50-48 in overtime. Joviah Winkey put together an explosive effort with 19 points, five steals and a career high nine rebounds while Kymora Johnson handled the bulk of the rest of the offense with 13 points.
The Saints will face a third straight school from the Tidewater area when they square off against Ocean Lakes today in the Bronze Division title game.
St. Anne’s-Belfield’s boys basketball team beat Regents 71-45 Friday night, with Mesiah Woods leading the way with 14 points, Justin Taylor notching 12 points, Nic Reese finishing with 11 and Dalton Taylor scoring 10. … Miller boys basketball blew past Gerstell 61-32 in the semifinals of the Benedictine Capital City Classic, with Daryl Anderson, Garrett Payne and Tariq Balogun scoring 14 points each while DaeDae Heard chipped in 13 points, six assists and five boards.