Fueled by 22 steals, the Wakefield Owls defeated the St. James girls basketball team, 38-20, Tuesday on the road in Hagerstown, Md.
Arielle Jenkins had seven steals, while Alexis Smith and Naomi Mutombo had four each, helping the Owls improve their record to 2-0. Wakefield began the 2013-14 season on Nov. 26 with a 53-14 win over Richard Wright.
Wakefield used an 11-5 run in the second quarter against St. James to take a 19-9 lead by halftime. The Owls then finished the game on a 12-5 run.
Jenkins ended with 12 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Mutombo had 13 rebounds and eight points. Smith added seven points and six rebounds, while Juliana Parra had six points and Smith had three assists.
Middleburg girls basketball 51, Highland 35
Despite a double-double from Shelby Thornhill, the Highland Hawks lost to the Middleburg Academy girls basketball team, 51-35, Tuesday at home in Warrenton.
Thornhill finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Michele Micciche had 11 points, five assists and four rebounds. Colby Newson added six points and five rebounds, while Stephanie Hoerner had five.
The Hawks’ record fell to 1-1 despite accumulating 15 steals against Middleburg.
“Very proud of the girls’ effort,” Highland coach Gary Leake said. “Felt like we just ran out of gas in the second half but drastically improved our rebounds and execution on offense.”
Kettle Run boys basketball 77, Skyline 38
With three double-digit scorers, the Kettle Run Cougars opened the 2013-14 boys basketball season by beating the Skyline Hawks, 77-38, Tuesday on the road in Front Royal.
Rashwan Latimer led the Cougars with 26 points on 8-for-13 shooting and 14 rebounds, while Danny Mattson had 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting, seven rebounds and three assists, and Eddie Benton had 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting.
Kettle Run took a 17-6 lead in the first quarter, led 40-21 at halftime and held a 61-32 advantage at the end of the third.
David Eldridge and Justus Drakeford added six points each for the Cougars, while Christian Yancey and Jared Newcomer had five apiece.
Newcomer and Laitmer also each had two assists and two steals, while Benton and Brendan Deliee had two steals and one assist each.
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