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Arlington Basketball Roundup

Yorktown boy's and girl's start 1-1; Wakefield wins opener

Both the Yorktown boy’s and girl’s basketball teams tipped off their seasons this past week and both came out sporting identical 1-1 records.

The Patriots girls opened with a 57-49 loss to Lee, but rebounded last weekend with a 57-52 victory over Jefferson. Leading the charge was senior guard LaNia Charity and Lena Negri, who averaged 11.5 and 12 points, respectively in the two games. Negri had 16 against Jefferson, while Charity poured in 14 against Lee.

Brooke Huffman was also a key cog in the win over Jefferson, scoring 15 points.

The Yorktown boy’s also opened with a loss to Lee, but were able to split the week with a 71-37 beatdown of Jefferson.

Leading the way was the senior trio of Simon Kilday, Mike Veith, and Kyle Toulouse. Kilday, an all-district selection a year ago collected 18 points in the loss to Lee, before chipping in nine in the win over Jefferson.

Veith averaged 14.5 points for the week, including a game-high 16 points against Jefferson. Meanwhile, Toulouse was solid all week, scoring 11 and nine points, respectively, against lee and Jefferson.

Both the Patriot girl’s and boy’s teams face Langley Tuesday night after the Connection’s press time.

After a disappointing season last year, the <b>Wakefield</b> boy’s basketball team started things on the right foot with a 55-52 win over Centreville last Tuesday. Senior Johnathon Ford led the way with 15 points, while Robel Gatu added 11 points. The Warriors take on West Springfield Tuesday night, after the Connection’s press time.