With a triple double from Michele Micciche, the Highland Hawks improved to 2-3 in the Delaney Athletic Conference on Friday by beating the Fredericksburg Christian girls basketball team, 54-47, on the road.
Micciche had 18 points, 10 steals, 10 rebounds and two assists, while fellow senior Shelby Thornhill led the Hawks with 23 points thanks to five 3-pointers during the second half.
“Very proud of our zone offense and senior leadership,” said Highland coach Gary Leake, whose team improved to 9-7 overall. “Hoping to build on this effort as we head down the home stretch.”
Jessica Crew and Colby Newson had 10 rebounds each for Highland, while Erica Champion had seven. Newson also had six points, while Crew had five points. Newson added three steals and Thornhill had two.
Highland boys basketball 81, Fredericksburg Christian 56
The Highland Hawks remained in contention for the Delaney Athletic Conference title by beating Fredericksburg Christian, 81-56, Friday at home in Warrenton.
With five double-figure scorers, the Hawks improved to 6-2 in the DAC and 11-6 overall.
“We did a nice job coming out and playing with intensity from the tip,” assistant coach Ronnie Ross said. “Got lots of contributions from a lot of different places and had some guys really step up in some big moments.”
Seth Kott led the Hawks with 22 points, including three 3-pointers, while Logan Miller and Matt Kelly had 17 points each. Miller eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in his career during the game.
Rahji Johnson added 13 points, while Nicky Sim had 11. Kott and Miller had five rebounds each, while Johnson had four. Sim and Kelly had two assists each, while Johnson had four assists and two steals.
Kettle Run girls basketball 65, Fauquier 51
Addy Foudray scored nine of her game-high 21 points in the third quarter to propel the Kettle Run Cougars to a 65-51 win over the Fauquier girls basketball team Friday at home in Nokesville.
Kettle Run led only 25-22 at halftime, but went on a 19-13 run in the third quarter and then scored 21 points in the fourth – a season-high for any quarter.
The Cougars improved to 4-13 with the Senior Night victory, while the Falcons fell to 0-17.
Fittingly, six Kettle Run seniors accounted for 88 percent of the Cougars’ scoring Friday. In addition to Foudray’s 21 points, Hannah Frye had 13 points, Hannah Small had a career-high 10, Kya Bland had seven, Kori Nicolai had four and Jessi Imbs had two to round out the senior scoring.
Frye added nine rebounds, while Small had eight and Bland and Kiana Walker had seven each. Walker also had six points, while Foudray had four assists.
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