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Sports: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Area HS Hoop, Hornets Win Opener, Caps Fined

In local boy’s high school hoop last night, Skyline ran past George Mason 67-48. Page defeated Clarke 66-46, Handley routed Faquier 73-38, and Madison nipped Rappahannock 42-40.

In girls basketball, Madison beat Rppahannock 46-38, while Page downed Clarke 50-31

The Shenandoah Hornets erased a 3-point halftime deficit and held on to beat Mary Baldwin in men’s basketball 75-72 at the Wilkins Center last night. The Hornets used a 12-0 run midway through the second half to get the exhibition win. Zach Garrett had 20 points for SU, who officially open the season Saturday at 3 against Bridgewater. No fans will be allowed at the Wilkins Center, but you can hear the action on The River 95-3.

The Hornet women play tonight at Wilkins when they take on Roanoke at 6.

The Washington Capitals have been fined $100k by the NHL for violating coronavirus protocols. The violations include a gathering in a hotel room. In addition, Alex Ovechkin and three others on the team were put on the COVID-19 list. The Caps are scheduled to be back in action Friday night at home against the Buffalo Sabres. You can here the action on The River 95-3.

And, the Washington Wizards’ planed return on Friday has been pushed back until Sunday to give the team time to get game-ready. The Wizards have not played in over a week due to coronavirus issues.

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