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Jan. 29 high school sports roundup

Tuesday, Jan. 29 | By Jeff Malmgren
Airielle Jenkins had 15 points and three steals to help Wakefield beat Christ Chapel, 66-21, Tuesday. --Times-Democrat Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
The Wakefield Owls ran over the Christ Chapel Academy girls basketball team Tuesday, winning 66-21, at home in The Plains to improve their record to 15-6.

Wakefield, ranked No. 3 in the VISAA Division III poll, took a 22-6 lead by the end of the first quarter, a 32-10 advantage at halftime and a 54-17 lead by the end of the third period.

Emily Granruth led the Owls with 18 points, while Kelly Mason scored 15 to reach the 1,000-point career milestone. Airielle Jenkins also scored 15 points, while Granruth added 17 rebounds – seven on the offensive end – and Mason had five. Mason and Jenkins also had three steals apiece.

Evergreen District girls basketball

Seven days after taking a share of the lead in the Evergreen District girls basketball standings, the Liberty Eagles fell into a tie for second Tuesday and allowed the Warren County Wildcats to take the top spot.

The Brentsville Tigers beat Liberty convincingly in Nokesville, 45-22, Tuesday, avenging a 48-31 loss to the Eagles on Jan. 8 in Bealeton. Brentsville improved its district record to 3-2, while Liberty fell to 3-2.

Warren County, meanwhile, took sole possession of first place with a 4-1 record by beating Kettle Run, 54-33, Tuesday at home in Front Royal. Brentsville remains the only team to beat the Wildcats this season, 36-29, on Jan. 18.

Liberty boys basketball 61, Brentsville 57

The Liberty Eagles squeaked by the Brentsville boys basketball team, 61-57, Tuesday at home in Bealeton.

Liberty (9-10) improved its Evergreen District record to 4-1 and maintained its share of the lead in the standings, while the Tigers (2-15) fell to 1-4.

Xavier Colbert led the Eagles with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Patterson had 14 points. Arber and Armend Krasniqi added eight points apiece.

Highland boys basketball 54, Woodbridge 47

The Highland Hawks improved their record to 13-5 Tuesday with a 54-47 win over Woodbridge at home in Warrenton.

The Hawks (2-1 Delaney Athletic Conference) trailed by 15 points in the third quarter, but went on a 20-5 run in the fourth to win. That erased the 18-6 lead that Woodbridge took by the end of the first quarter.

Dylan Gaither scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half, including three 3-pointers. Logan Miller scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half, while Rahji Johnson finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.
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