The Lord Botetourt girls will wrap up a successful regular season tonight when they host Jefferson Forest in a non-district basketball game. The girls were scheduled to close out the Blue Ridge District season on Tuesday at Franklin County.
The girls come into the week at 17-3 overall and 8-1 in the district. William Fleming has also lost one and the Colonels can tie LB for first place with two wins this week. However, the Cavaliers hold the tie-breaker over the Colonels and will be the top seed for the tournament if they beat Franklin County and Jefferson Forest, earning home games in the district semifinals next Monday and the championship on February 14, should they make it that far. LB has a bye this Friday when the tournament opens at the third and fourth seeds.
Botetourt could have clinched the district regular season last week but the girls dropped a 49-40 decision to Fleming in Daleville.
“The difference in this game was that they shot 10 more times than we did and seven more free throws than we did, and this was due to our turnovers,” said coach Renee Favaro. “We had twice as many as they did. Everything else was pretty much even down the board.”
Maddie Caron led LB with 12 points and eight rebounds. Madilyn Winterton added eight points, eight rebounds and six assists.
“We allowed them to speed us up, did not get open well and did not set good screens for each other,” said Favaro. “We will look to clean that up as we hope to see them again in the district title game.”
On Friday the girls bounced back with a dominating win over Northside, 78-33. It was “Senior Night” and the Cavaliers recognized a solid class that includes Ainsley Anderson, Grayson Alfano, Bry Orange, Taylor Orange and Gracie Huffard.
Botetourt was up 34-20 at half and used a 28-4 third quarter to break the game wide open. Caron led the way with 18 points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes of action and she was a perfect six for six from the floor and six for six from the line. Winterton added 14 points in 16 minutes while Huffard had 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Alfano scored 10 points and Bry Orange had a team-high 10 rebounds and Anderson had 10 assists on a big night for the seniors.