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Sports: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Local HS Hoop Scoreboard, VT and UVA Move Up In AP Poll, Caps-Pens Tonight
There were several area high school basketball games yesterday. In boys action, William Monroe downed Warren County 57-43, while Rappahannock beat Madison 56-38. In girls hoop, Monroe defeated Warren County 64-48, and Madison nipped Strasburg 61-59.
Big moves for both Virginia and Virginia Tech in the latest AP college basketball poll. The Cavaliers jump 5 places to number 13, while the Hokies took a 4-spot jump to number-16. Despite not playing, WVU fell to number-14. Duke fell out of the top-25 for the first time since 2016, while Gonzaga remained the top team in the country.
The Capitals and Penguins will skate again tonight in Pittsburgh. At 2-0-1, the Caps lead the NHL’s brand new East Division with 5 points. The Pens handed Washington it’s first loss of the season Sunday, a 4-3 decision that was decided in a shootout. Air time tonight is 6:45 on The River 95-3.
And the Washington Wizards’ game that was scheduled for Wednesday against Charlotte was postponed due to coronavirus issues. That marks their fifth straight game that’s been postponed. The Wizards had six players test positive late last week, and three others have been ruled out due to contact tracing.