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Dec. 20 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Saturday, Dec. 21 | By Jeff Malmgren
Danny Mattson and the Kettle Run Cougars defeated Brentsville, 58-28, Friday. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Michele Micciche scored 27 points Friday to lead the Highland Hawks over the Trinity Christian girls basketball team, 58-36, at home in Warrenton.

The Hawks used 23 steals to fuel the victory, which improved their record to 3-2 (1-0 Delaney Athletic Conference).

“I am very pleased with our start on defense tonight, which [led] to some good scoring opportunities,” Hawks coach Gary Leake said. “Our team defense was the best that we have played this year.”

Supplementing Micciche’s scoring, fellow senior Colby Newson had 14 points. Senior Jessica Crew had 11 rebounds, while Newson had eight and freshman Stefanie Hoerner had seven.

Highland boys basketball 76, Trinity Christian 66

With five double-digit scorers, the Highland Hawks beat the Trinity Christian boys basketball team, 76-66, Friday at home in Warrenton.

Senior Logan Miller led the Hawks with 23 points while junior Seth Kott had 16, senior Matt Kelly had 14, senior Rahji Johnson had 11 and sophomore Mark Terrell had 10.

With the win, the Hawks improved to 3-2 (1-0 Delaney Athletic Conference).

“We got off to a good start,” Highland coach Jake Shechtman. “Our success is really tied to … the quality of shots we’re getting and how well we move the basketball and the level of focus we have on the defensive end.”

Miller also had nine rebounds, while Johnson had six.

Brentsville girls basketball 50, Kettle Run 32

The Kettle Run Cougars became the latest victim of the undefeated Brentsville girls basketball team Friday, losing, 50-32, on the road in Nokesville.

Ada Stanley scored a career-high 24 points to help the Tigers improve to 4-0. Kettle Run, meanwhile, fell to 1-5.

Kettle Run boys basketball 58, Brentsville 28

The Kettle Run Cougars held the Brentsville boys basketball team to six points in the second half Friday en route to a 58-28 win over at home in Nokesville.

The Cougars led only 14-13 at the end of the first quarter and 24-22 at halftime, but they went on an 18-4 run in the third period to pull away. Kettle Run then outscored the Tigers 16-2 in the fourth quarter and improved its record to 6-0.

Eddie Benton led the Cougars with 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting, helping Kettle Run go 24-for-45 (53.3 percent) as a team. Danny Mattson added 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting, while Brendan Deliee had nine points.

Deliee led Kettle Run with 10 rebounds and five assists, and added two steals. Tyler Williams and Christian Yancey also had five assists each, while Mattson and Justus Drakeford had three steals apiece. Benton had six rebounds and two steals.

Kettle Run boys swimming 222, Eastern View 61
Kettle Run girls swimming 207, Eastern View 79

The Kettle Run Cougars continued to stockpile state berths Friday during a victory over the Eastern View swim team at the WARF.

The Cougars swam state-cut times in eight events, set two team records and improved their record to 2-0 in the Evergreen District and overall. They did so while beating the Eastern View boys, 222-61, and defeating the Eastern View girls, 207-79.

Zach Webb qualified for state by winning the 200-meter individual medley in a time of 1 minute, 59.83 seconds. That broke a Kettle Run record set by Michael Hudgins in 2011 (2:02.16). Webb also broke his own record in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a 1:02.68 (previously 1:03.71).

Also winning in state-qualifying times were Camilla Brizzi in the 100 butterfly (1:03.21), Henry Patrick in the 100 butterfly (53.93), the boys 200 free relay team of Scott Heckathorn, Patrick, Connor Webb and Zach Webb (1:33.56), the boys 400 free relay team of Heckathorn, Patrick and the Webbs (3:26.38), and the girls 200 free relay team of Brizzi, Hannah Pezza, Peyton Helou and Julia Roda (1:46.96). Kathleen Heenan qualified for state in the 100 backstroke by placing second (1:04.08).

Elsewhere, for the Kettle Run boys, Stephen Rhodes, Justin Helou, Robert Louchen and Nick Fallows won the 200 IM relay (1:53.94), Connor Webb won the 200 free (1:57.33) and 500 free (5:11.69), Fallows won the 50 free (23.79), Ryan Kelly won the 100 free (55.08), and Patrick won the 100 backstroke (58.56).

For the Kettle Run girls, Kathleen Heenan, Allison Baccus, Roda and Peyton Helou won the 200 medley relay (2:00.87), Pezza won the 200 free (2:15.18), Heenan won the 50 free (27.52), Amber Smith won the 500 free (6:09.46), Brizzi won the 100 breaststroke (1:18.46) and Heenan, Pezza, Smith and Brizzi won the 400 free relay (4:02.46).

Liberty boys swimming 130, Culpeper 123
Culpeper girls swimming 145, Liberty 107

The Liberty Eagles got their first dual win of the swim season by edging Culpeper in the boys competition Friday at the WARF.

Liberty’s boys defeated Eastern View 130-123, while the Liberty girls lost to the Cyclones, 145-107.

Chuck Crum and Shawn Michanco led the Eagles with a pair of boys victories each. Crum won the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 59.02 seconds, and the 500 free in 5:14.28. Michanco won the 50 free (25.75) and 100 free (1:00.34), while the 200 relay team of Crum, Isaiah Defnall, Michanco and Parker Smith won in 1:45.62. The Eagles also earned important points with seven runner-up finishes.

Meanwhile, Katie and Abby Culver had a hand in all four of the Liberty girls’ victories. Katie Culver won the 200 free (2:40.45) and 500 free (7:18.85), while Abby Culver won the 100 backstroke (1:16.50) and the sisters combined with Amanda Maskell and Allison Monsell to win the 200 free relay (2:18.03).
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