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Monday, January 16, 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD: January 17--22

The holiday shortened week is certainly headlined by the highly anticipated showdown in area boys basketball between #1 L.C. Bird and #2 Trinity Episcopal Saturday night at L.C. Bird (Listen Live to the game on RVA Sports Network by clicking HERE), there are a lot of intriguing games and events on tap across the area, and not just at the high school level.

Here's some of the action that The RVA Sports Network will be closely monitoring this week:

TUESDAY:

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Midlothian at #9 L.C. Bird, 7:15pm: The Trojans are looking for a signature win, while both teams are coming off losses at this past weekend's StatVa.com Classic.

Deep Run at Hermitage, 6pm: Two teams trying to recapture past success collide in a West End battle, trying to ensure they will make the Conference 11 Tournament next month.

BOYS BASKETBALL:
Huguenot at #6 Monacan, 7:15pm: The Chiefs begin a stretch of eight games in fourteen days hosting a Conference 20 rival, trying to collect as many wins as possible. Remember, the top two seeds in Conference 20 earn byes to their tournament semifinals, meaning one win earns a 4A East Region bid, rather than two.

Hanover at #10 Highland Springs, 7:30pm: The Hawks always seem to scare tougher opponents, while the Springers try to get past their heartbreaking loss to rival Varina back on Friday.

WEDNESDAY:

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
#3 Virginia Union at Bowie State, 5:30pm: The 15-0 Panthers get perhaps their best test yet, as Bowie State is second in the CIAA behind Virginia Union at 6-1, 14-3 overall.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah, 7pm: The Yellow Jackets are tied with Guilford atop the ODAC at 6-0, and looks to win their tenth game in their last eleven two hours away northwest against the Hornets.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
#8 Atlee at Glen Allen, 7:30pm: Alyse Armentrout of the Raiders continues to put up some of the most impressive numbers in the area. The Jaguars, lurking just outside out Top 10 Poll all season, looks for a big non-conference win. (LIVE Tweet Coverage: @henricosports & @hanoversports)

WRESTLING:
Benedictine, Collegiate Lee-Davis at Hanover, 6pm: Lee-Davis continues to gain momentum towards the postseason, and will get great tests in this VISAA/VHSL combined meet.

THURSDAY:

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Richmond at Dayton, 7pm (ESPNU, 107.3 FM): The Spiders haven't started a conference season at 5-0 in nearly thirty years, back in their early days in the Colonial Athletic Association. Two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of The Week De'Monte Buckingham (Henrico) looks to keep his, and his team's, hot streak going, but it will have to happen in one of the toughest places to play in the conference against the Flyers.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:
#9 L.C. Bird at James River, 7:15pm: The Rapids are looking to end a recent skid, and get a chance for a big victory as the Skyhawks come in, continuing a busy, and important, stretch of their schedule.

SWIMMING:
Chesterfield County Duals, 7pm, SwimRVA: After losing last week's events to the snowstorm, club teams return to action, three weeks away from their big season finale. (LIVE Tweet Coverage: @cfieldsports)

FRIDAY:

BOYS BASKETBALL:
#7 Henrico at #5 Varina, 7:30pm: The Warriors look to avenge an early-season loss to the Blue Devils.

#9 Hermitage at Glen Allen, 7:30pm: A rematch of a classic double overtime thriller in the Jaguar Jamboree Championship almost a month ago won by the Panthers.

SWIMMING:
Henrico County Meet, 7pm, NOVA: As their first-ever appearances in VHSL Conference and Region Tournaments loom, teams from Henrico collide in familiar territory on Gayton Road.

SATURDAY:

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Georgia Tech at #16 Virginia, 2pm: The Cavaliers' battle with the Yellow Jackets is the start of a tough mid-season stretch which includes trips next week to both Notre Dame and #1 Villanova, then hosting rival Virginia Tech February 1st.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
VCU at Fordham, 2pm: The struggling Rams head to New York City to face the surprise team in the Atlantic 10 so far this season, conference leading Fordham.

BOYS BASKETBALL:
#2 Trinity Episcopal at #1 L.C. Bird, 7pm (Listen Live on The RVA Sports Network): Someone will finally suffer their first loss of the season as the Titans come to Chester to battle the Skyhawks. Will the inside force of Trinity's Zach Jacobs and Armando Bacot take control, or will the guard-fueled gameplan of the Skyhawks, led by Mario Haskett and Pinky Wiley, stretch the game and negate the inside game? We can't wait to find out!

WRESTLING:
Conference 12 Duals, 10am, Prince George HS: All six conference teams get a chance to prepare for the all-important early February tournament two weeks away at this event.

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