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Jan. 28 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Thursday, Jan. 29 | By Jeff Malmgren
Airielle Jenkins made three 3-pointers Wednesday to help Wakefield finish with a season-high six 3s during a 44-21 win over St. John Paul the Great. --Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
Despite 21 points by Wil Rasmussen, the Highland Hawks lost to the Millwood boys basketball team, 86-56, Wednesday at home in Warrenton.

The loss to a Millwood team ranked No. 7 in the latest VISAA Division II poll dropped unranked Highland’s record to 8-12, but they remain 4-1 in the Delaney Athletic Conference.

“I’m proud of our team,” Hawks coach Drew Miller said. “We played pretty well throughout the game.”

Brandon Mayer had 10 points for Highland while Brooks Mays had eight on 2-for-3 3-point shooting. Rasmussen went 3-for-4 on 3-pointers, helping the Hawks make 7 or 14 3-pointers. Rasmussen also had eight rebounds and four assists while Mays had seven assists and two steals.

“We moved the ball and found each other,” Miller said. “The biggest difference was we missed a lot of open looks that we normally hit and they dominated us on their offensive rebounds.”

Kettle Run wrestling 41, Manassas Park 35

A Tyler Polk pin propelled the Kettle Run Cougars to a 41-35 win over Manassas Park in a wrestling dual Wednesday at home in Nokesville.

With the dual tied, 35-35, Polk walked onto the mat for the heavyweight match. His eventually pin gave Kettle Run the victory during its senior night celebration.

Wakefield girls basketball 44, St. John Paul the Great 21

The Wakefield Owls made a season-high six 3-pointers en route to beating the St. John Paul the Great girls basketball team, 44-21, Wednesday on the road in Dumfries.

Airielle Jenkins made 3 of 4 3-pointers to finish with 18 points while Shelby Sipes had nine points on 3-for-3 3-point shooting.

The Owls improved their record to 15-5 after suffering a rare loss Saturday to Highland, 41-38.

“We bounced back from a less-than-stellar outing over the weekend and took good, quality shots and played great defense,” Wakefield coach Paul Sipes said.

The Owls had 16 steals with Jenkins logging five and Sophia Olmstead accumulating three. Olmstead also had a career-high 16 rebounds (six offensive), while Jenkins had four.
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