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Prep Basketball Notepad: Games will set stage for district pairings (Standings included)

SEE ALSO: Prep Basketball Leaders

A critical stretch of boys and girls basketball games is scheduled to begin tonight as district races heat up.

The top seeds in most area districts are still up for grabs with only two weeks to go before tournament season begins.

The Battlefield District boys race is tight, with only one game separating Culpeper and Chancellor. The two split a pair of meetings this year, and they both have five district games remaining.

Third-place Caroline, 5–3 in district play, could play the role of spoiler, as the Cavaliers have games against Chancellor at home and Culpeper on the road on Feb. 5. The Cavaliers–Chargers game, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to incoming inclement weather; no makeup date has been announced.

The Battlefield District girls race is close, as well. Eastern View holds a one- game lead over Courtland. The teams’ scheduled matchup tonight at Eastern View has also been postponed. The Cyclones won the first meeting between the teams, 51–49, on Jan. 12.

Eastern View’s next four opponents have winning records in district play, while Courtland’s remaining schedule includes three games against teams over .500 in the Battlefield.

Only two games separate Mountain View and North Stafford in the Common wealth District boys stand ings. The Wildcats, who won the first meeting on Jan. 15, are scheduled to host the Wolverines on Wednesday.

The Wildcats face only two teams with winning district marks the rest of this sea son—North Stafford and Al bemarle (Tuesday). The Wolverines face three—Mountain View, Riverbend (Tuesday) and Colonial Forge (Feb. 6).

The Commonwealth District girls seedings are more definitive. Colonial Forge has a three-game lead over Massaponax, which it beat 63–43 in their first meeting back on Dec. 21. The teams play again Feb. 4 at Massaponax.

If the Northern Neck boys and girls tournaments started today, Colonial Beach would hold the top seed in both.

The Drifters boys lead Lancaster by two games with five district contests to play for both teams. Colonial Beach and Lancaster play each other at Lancaster next Friday.

Colonial Beach is tied with Lancaster in the girls standings, but the Drifters hold a head to head advantage be cause of their 55–46 win over the Red Devils on Jan. 10. The two teams battle each other for a second time Thursday in Lancaster in a game that will likely decide the top seed.

    STANDINGS

    COMMONWEALTH BOYS

    School Dist.

    Mountain View 10–0

    North Stafford 9–3

    Colonial Forge 8–4

    Riverbend 6–5

    Albemarle 6–6

    Stafford 4–7

    Massaponax 4–8

    Orange 3–9

    Brooke Point 1–9

    BATTLEFIELD BOYS

    School Dist.

    Culpeper 8–1

    Chancellor 7–2

    Caroline 5–3

    Courtland 5–4

    Spotsylvania 4–4

    King George 3–6

    James Monroe 2–7

    Eastern View 1–8

    COMMONWEALTH GIRLS

    School Dist.

    Colonial Forge 11–0

    Massaponax 10–3

    Albemarle 7–5

    Riverbend 6–5

    Mountain View 5–5

    Brooke Point 4–7

    North Stafford 4–7

    Stafford 2–9

    Orange 2–10

    BATTLEFIELD GIRLS

    School Dist.

    Eastern View 9–0

    Courtland 8–1

    Spotsylvania 5–3

    Caroline 4–3

    Chancellor 5–4

    James Monroe 2–6

    King George 1–8

    Culpeper 0–9

Nathan Warters

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