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Jan. 10 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Saturday, Jan. 11 | By Jeff Malmgren
Michele Micciche scored 21 points to lead Highland to a 47-37 victory over the Christ Chapel on Friday. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Michele Micciche nearly scored half of the Highland Hawks’ points again Friday night.

This time it translated to a win.

Micciche scored 21 points to lead Highland to a 47-37 victory over the Christ Chapel girls basketball team on the road in Woodbridge.

Previously, on Thursday, Micciche finished with 20 of the Hawks’ points in a 50-40 loss to Middleburg.

Highland’s win Friday improved its record to 5-4.

“We … relied on our fast break offense to set the tempo,” Hawks coach Gary Leake said. “Great road win.”

Highland freshman Erica Champion added 14 points, while senior Colby Newson had 10.

Wakefield girls basketball 36, Fredericksburg Christian 20

As has become their custom, the Wakefield Owls won a low-scoring battle Friday, beating the Fredericksburg Christian girls basketball team, 36-20, on the road.

Wakefield, which has allowed an average of only 29.1 points per game this season, held Fredericksburg to five points in the first half. The Owls took a 10-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, a 21-5 halftime advantage and a 30-16 lead by the end of the third.

Naomi Mutombo led Wakefield with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Alexis Smith had 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Autumn Sanders added six steals, five rebounds and two assists, while Smith and Mutombo had three steals each.

Kettle Run girls swimming 138, Liberty 29
Kettle Run boys swimming 125, Liberty 43

The Kettle Run Cougars won 21 of 22 events Friday to beat the Liberty Eagles in a swim dual Friday at the Manassas Park Community Center.

The Kettle Run girls beat Liberty, 138-29, while the Kettle Run boys won, 125-43, to keep the Cougars undefeated at 3-0.

Chuck Crum got the Eagles’ lone win by winning the 500-yard medley freestyle (5 minutes, 17.45 seconds), but the Cougars compensated by placing second, third and fourth in that event.

The Kettle Run girls’ underclassmen fared particularly well Friday, with freshmen and sophomores combining to have a hand in eight victories. Sophomore Peyton Helou won the 50 free (26.50 seconds), while sophomore Katie Heenan won the 200 free (2:17.06), freshman Taylor Welch won the 100 butterfly (1:07.34), freshman Allison Baccus won the 500 free (6:16.13) and sophomore Hannah Yeager won the 100 breaststroke (1:24.48).

Helou, Baccus, sophomore Julia Roda and senior Amber Smith combined to win the 200 medley relay (2:03.58), while Hennan, Roda, Welch and senior Camilla Brizzi combined to win the 200 free relay. Helou, Hennan, Smith and Brizzi also won the 400 free relay (4:11.38).

Individually, Brizzi won the 200 IM (2:30.48) and 100 free (58.59), while Smith won the 100 backstroke (1:08.38).

For the Kettle Run boys, Zach Webb won the 200 free (1:51.89) and the 100 fly (55.17), combined with Nick Fallows, Scott Heckathorn and Henry Patrick to win the 200 free relay (1:35.89), and combined with Robert Louchen, Connor Keating and Connor Webb to win the 400 free (3:41.95).

Patrick also won the 200 IM (2:08.22), 100 free (48.75) and 200 medley relay with Connor Webb, Heckathorn and Fallows (1:48.95). Meanwhile, Fallows won the 50 free (23.66), while Connor Webb won the 100 back (58.57) and Heckathorn won the 100 breast (1:12.19)

Patrick broke his own Kettle Run record in the 100 free with a state-qualifying time. Zach Webb also made the state cut in the 200 free and 100 fly.

Kettle Run girls basketball 47, Fauquier 32

For the second time in 15 days, the Kettle Run Cougars defeated the Fauquier girls basketball team.

Kettle Run won, 47-32, Friday on the road in Warrenton after previously beating the Falcons, 49-31, on Dec. 27. With the win Friday, the Cougars improved their record to 3-7, while Fauquier fell to 0-10.

After taking a 24-17 lead by halftime, Kettle Run held the Falcons to five points in the third quarter to seal the victory.

Jasmine Webster scored a game-high 20 points, while Addy Foudray had eight, and Kya Bland and Hannah Fry had seven each. Webster added nine rebounds, while Kori Nicolai had six.
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