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Jan. 31 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Saturday, Feb. 1 | By Jeff Malmgren

Airielle Jenkins had 13 points and five steals during Wakefield's 33-24 win over Culpeper on Friday. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
The Highland Hawks fell to 1-2 in the Delaney Athletic Conference with a 58-36 loss to the Seton girls basketball teams Friday at home in Warrenton.

The Hawks record dropped to 7-6 overall.

“Michele Micciche and Erica Champion had really good games,” Highland coach Gary Leake said, “but we need some of the other starters in the lineup to step up and have consistent contributions as we enter our final three weeks.”

Micciche had 12 points and five steals, while Champion had 11 points, 10 rebounds and two steals. Stefanie Horner added 15 rebounds, five points and two steals, while Shelby Thornhill had 10 rebounds and two steals, and Colby Newson had six rebounds and two steals.

Wakefield girls basketball 33, Culpeper 24

The Wakefield Owls allowed only two points in both the first and third quarters Friday to beat the Culpeper girls basketball teams, 33-24, at home in The Plains.

The Owls took a 7-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and a 17-9 advantage by halftime. They then outscored the Blue Devils, 5-2, in the third quarter en route to improving their record to 14-4.

Wakefield previously lost to Culpeper, 53-49, Dec. 16. That was part of a stretch in which the Owls lost three of four games. They then went on an 8-0 run before losing Tuesday to St. Maria Goretti, 44-35.

Against Culpeper, Airielle Jenkins had 13 points, while Shelby Sipes and Alexis Smith had seven each. Jenkins also had five of the Owls’ 19 steals, while Smith and Naomi Mutombo had four each.

Smith added 11 rebounds and Mutombo had nine, while Jenkins had five of Wakefield’s seven assists. Juliana Parra had six rebounds and three steals.

The Owls remain 6-0 in Delaney Athletic Conference play and will clinch at least a share of the regular season title with a win over Highland or Fredericksburg Christian in early February.
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