Area briefs: Wood boys defeat Fauquier

Posted: January 9, 2013

From Star staff reports

WARRENTON — Nick Foura and Michael Carter scored 18 points apiece to lead James Wood to a 71-60 non-district boys’ basketball win over Fauquier Tuesday night.

With the game tied 48-48 after three quarters, James Wood pulled away by outscoring Fauquier 22-12 in the fourth.

Ryland Williams added 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Colonels (7-6).

Brett Lewin added six points and eight rebounds for James Wood.

Rams 68, Eagles 65

STRASBURG — The Clarke County boys’ basketball team headed into the fourth quarter locked in a 42-42 tie but came out on the losing end in a Bull Run district game against Strasburg Tuesday.

The Eagles (4-9, 3-3 Bull Run) got 18 points from Davey Hardesty, 14 points from Cody Taylor and 13 points from Todd Benton but it was not enough.

Senior Tyler Hott’s 17 points led four Rams players in double figures in the win.

Patriots 49, Lions 37

LEESBURG — Tanner Foster had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy to a victory over Leesburg Christian Tuesday.

Mike Powell added 17 points for the Patriots (6-5).

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Colonels 57, Falcons 41

WINCHESTER — Whitney Dick had 15 points and seven assists to lead James Wood to a non-district victory over Fauquier Tuesday.

The Colonels (7-4) were also led by Keiana Brooks and Laura Seymour, who had 10 points apiece.

Patriots 45, Lions 24

LEESBURG — Amanda Barlow scored 25 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy to a win over Leesburg Christian Tuesday night.

Kayla Freemire added seven points and five assists, and Hannah McGann chipped in with six points, five assists and two steals for SVCA (9-1).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Yellow Jackets 70, Hornets 69

ASHLAND – Host Randolph-Macon snapped a six-game losing streak with a 70-69 ODAC women’s basketball victory over Shenandoah Tuesday evening.

Freshman Khajae Hester gave the Yellow Jackets (2-11, 2-3 ODAC) the game-winning points by hitting a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining.

Shenandoah (6-8, 2-3) inbounded the ball following a timeout and had two shots at the game-winning bucket, but Ashley McGhee missed a layup and then had her stick back attempt go off the bottom of the rim as the buzzer sounded.

Hester’s free throws represented the 17th and final lead change of the game.

The Hornets shot a stellar 22 of 24 (92 percent) from the line from the game and took their final lead as junior Sara D’Amico converted a three-point play with 13 seconds remaining.

Like SU, Macon took a timeout following D’Amico’s completion of the three-point play to set up a play of its own.

Hester drove the lane and was fouled by D’Amico to put herself on the line, where she canned the game-winning points.

Shenandoah placed five players in double figures, led by freshman Imani Heggins' 15 points. D’Amico had 12 and Corin Scott 11 while both Crystal Petrus and Nicole Gilbertson added 10.

Petrus also had a game-high 10 rebounds.

SU had a 48-35 advantage on the glass but was outscored 32-28 in the paint and had just a 17-13 advantage in second chance points.

Sarah Parsons had 18 points for the hosts.