Area briefs: Colonels host cancer benefit game tonight
Posted: January 19, 2013
From Star staff reports
WINCHESTER — The James Wood High School girls’ basketball team, in cooperation with the Athletic Department, Varsity Club, and JWAA, will hold the first annual Tom Pollack Cancer Awareness Game tonight when the teams host the Washington Patriots in a JV/ varsity doubleheader starting at 5:30.
Pollack, who was a long-time girls’ basketball assistant at James Wood High School and James Wood Middle School, passed away at the end of last year’s basketball season after a long battle with cancer. The game will be played as a tribute to Tom and his family and as a community service project with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Proceeds from a portion of ticket sales from that night, 50-50 raffle, bake sale, raffle of James Wood Lavender — the official color for all forms of cancer — will be the theme during those games. Other donated items, half-court shootout, and monetary donations will all be collected with a goal of raising $1,000.
Patriots 72, St. John’s 35
STEPHENS CITY — Amanda Barlow scored 24 points to lead Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy to a win over St. John The Baptist.
Hannah McGann added 18 points for the Patriots (11-2), who led 22-4 at the end of the first quarter and 42-17 at the half.
Sam Yarnell added 14 points for the Patriots.
Warriors 61, Eagles 32
BEALETON — Sherando had four different players score in double figures to help head coach Kevin Reed notch his 200th career victory in a non-district win over Liberty Friday evening.
That Warriors (8-8) got 15 points apiece from Lauren Reed and Heidi Brown, Erin Magalis totaled 12 points and Danielle Rizzari chipped in with 11 points in the win.
Mustangs 53, Eagles 51
FALLS CHURCH — Doug Mason scored 11 points to lead George Mason to a Bull Run District win over Clarke County Friday night.
George Mason trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but the Mustangs rallied to take a 31-26 lead at the break. Mason led 40-38 going into the fourth quarter.
Davey Hardesty scored a game-high 25 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Clarke County (7-10, 5-4). Sean McDonald also hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 for the Eagles.
Conquerors 63, Warriors 34
WINCHESTER — Wayne Alsberry finished two steals shy of a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals in Mountain View Christian Academy’s win over Fresta Valley Friday night.
Brandon Pressley added 13 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four blocks, and David Snyder chipped in with nine points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for MVCA (16-5).
Warriors sweep Colonels
WINCHESTER — The Sherando girls’ swimming team defeated James Wood 115-55 while the Warrior boys beat the Colonels 102-67 in a Northwestern District dual meet Friday at the War Memorial building in Jim Barnett Park.
The Sherando girls were led by Kelsey Dingman, who won the 50-meter freestyle in 30.28 seconds and the 400-meter freestyle in 5:16.57, Christina Lee, who won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:30.73 and the 100-meter butterfly in 1:13.31, and Brenna Sharp, who took the 100-meter freestyle in 1:09.42 and the 100-meter backstroke in 1:17.20.
The Warrior boys were led by Tomy McVey (50 free, 29.41), Ethan Medrano (400 free, 5:36.59), Mark Restrepo (100 backstroke, 1:17.50), and Jason Lee (100 breaststroke, 1:22.75).
The James Wood boys were led by Brian Baker, who won the 200 freestyle in 2:16.43 and the 100 freestyle in 58.58, and Conor Babington, who won the 200 individual medley in 2:33.65 and the 100 butterfly in 1:06.59, and Colonel girls were led by Brooke Marcy, who took first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:31.58.