The Brentsville Tigers kept alive their chances of winning the Evergreen District girls basketball regular season championship with a 30-25 victory on the road in Nokesville against the Kettle Run Cougars.
The Cougars led 20-16 at the end of the third quarter, but Brentsville (13-6) finished the game on a 14-5 run and improved its record to 5-2 in the district. Warren County (12-8) remains atop the Evergreen standings with a 6-2 record, but it will play the Tigers on Friday in Nokesville.
Kettle Run (6-14) fell to 2-5 in the district despite beating Liberty (8-12 overall, 4-4 district) on Tuesday, 45-37. Also on Tuesday, Warren County beat Fauquier (2-5 district) at home in Front Royal, 57-44. Fauquier will close the regular season Friday at home in Warrenton against Kettle Run.
Against Kettle Run on Wednesday, Brentsville’s Haleigh Kilby scored 18 points.
Kettle Run boys basketball 65, Brentsville 60
The Kettle Run Cougars strengthened their lead in the Evergreen District boys basketball standings Wednesday with a 65-60 victory over the Brentsville Tigers on the road in Nokesville.
Kettle Run (10-11) improved its district record to 6-1 and will clinch the Evergreen championship with a home victory Friday over the Fauquier Falcons (11-10 overall, 5-2 district). Fauquier beat Warren County, 63-57, Tuesday to remain within striking distance of the Cougars. A Fauquier win Friday would create a three-way tie for first with Kettle Run and the Liberty Eagles (11-11, 6-2).
Against Brentsville, Kettle Run again trailed at the end of the third quarter, 50-40, but finished the game on a 25-10 run to win. Travis Williams scored 23 points, while Danny Mattson had 16, Rashawn Latimer had 11 and Christian Yancey had eight.
Highland boys basketball 59, Randolph-Macon 34
The Highland Hawks took a 15-5 lead in the first quarter Wednesday en route to a 59-34 victory over the Randolph-Macon boys basketball team at home in Warrenton.
Highland improved its record to 15-5 overall and 4-1 in the Delaney Athletic Conference. Matt Kelly led the Hawks with 18 points, while Dylan Gaither had 15, David Williamson had nine and Seth Kott had six. Kott added six rebounds, while Kelly had five rebounds, Gaither had five steals and Williamson had three 3-pointers.
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