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Eagles pick up first win of season

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BERRYVILLE -- Clarke County finally got its first win of the season, and the Eagles got it in a big way.

The Eagles broke out to a 25-point first-quarter lead and cruised to a 71-8 Bull Run District girls basketball win over Rappahannock County on Tuesday night.

"It's nice to be able to go into Christmas break with something positive to build on," Clarke County coach Tim Lawrence said. "The kids played really relaxed. We got off to a good start. The kids got up and then played relaxed the rest of the way."

Sydney Chrane had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four steals for the Eagles (1-8, 1-2 Bull Run). Becky Smith had 18 points, seven steals and three rebounds, and Molly Schoeb had two points and five assists for Clarke County. Anna Blue Catlett added 13 points for the Eagles.

Handley 55, Washington 52
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Judges rallied from a halftime deficit for a nondistrict win over the Patriots.

Handley trailed 25-20 at the half, but outscored Washington, 15-9 in the third period and held on in the fourth. Verna Hilaire-Lee had 14 points, while Sadie Thomas had 13 for the Judges (5-1).

Spotswood 51, Sherando 43
PENN LAIRD -- The Warriors overcame an early deficit, but still fell short to the Trailblazers in nondistrict action.

Sherando trailed 27-21 at the half, but rallied and held a 40-39 lead in the fourth quarter. Spotswood rallied and finished the game strong to pull out the win.

Freshman Jessica Hakel led the Warriors (5-2) with 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. Morgan Sirbaugh added 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals for Sherando.

Boys basketball
Strasburg 54, Manassas Park 41
MANASSAS PARK -- Jonathan Kloosterman took over in the second quarter to help lead the Rams to a Bull Run District win over the Cougars.

The Rams trailed 16-6 in the second quarter, but closed the half with a 21-4 run to take the lead at halftime. Kloosterman had 12 of his game-high 26 points in the quarter.

Kloosterman and fellow sophomores Matt Clutter and Tyler Doman had all of the points during the run.

Kloosterman had nine rebounds and five steals, while Tyler Hott had eight points and five steals for the Rams (5-2, 2-1 Bull Run).

Millbrook 59, Jefferson 57
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- The Pioneers saw 14-point halftime lead evaporate, but held on in the fourth quarter for a nondistrict win over the Cougars.

Donte Harris and Rze Culbreath had 19 points each to lead the Pioneers (4-1).

Riverheads 59, Stonewall Jackson 36
GREENVILLE -- The Generals struggled offensively in the first half, and couldn't recover in a Shenandoah District loss to the Gladiators.

Colton Harlow had 14 points to lead the Generals (0-7, 0-3 Shenandoah).

Clarke County 80, Rappahannock County 31
BERRYVILLE -- Ethan Emmart hit six 3-pointers and the Eagles overcame a slow start en route to a Bull Run District win over the Panthers.

The Eagles led only 10-8 after the first period, but scored 29 points in the second period to put the game out of reach. Emmart finished with 28 points to lead the Eagles (5-4, 1-1 Bull Run). Davey Hardesty had 13 points, and Alex Sefton had 10 for the Eagles.

George Mason 72, Central 39
FALLS CHURCH -- Central couldn't overcome 24 turnovers in a Bull Run District loss to the Mustangs.

Wyatt Hitt led the Falcons (1-7, 0-3 Bull Run) with 10 points, while Kolton Poston had eight.

Spotswood 82, Sherando 68
PENN LAIRD -- Terry Wood had 31 points and 12 rebounds, but it wasn't enough in a nondistrict loss to the Trailblazers.

Aaron Miller had 14 points and Brady Cook added 12 for the Warriors (3-4).

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