The Altavista girls varsity basketball team continued their early season hoops journey on Wednesday night, traveling to Lynchburg to face Brookville. The Bees came out on top by a margin of 34-26. The Lady Colonels came into this contest fresh off of a home win over Cumberland earlier in the week. Altavista jumped out to a 12-9 lead after a physical back & forth opening quarter of play, but Brookville caught fire from three-point land in the second period and slowly built a 25-16 halftime advantage. The Colonels outscored the Bees 10-9 in the second half, but it wasn't enough as Brookville was able to hold off any comeback attempts down the stretch.
Altavista was led in scoring by senior Keelie Dawson with 8 points. Chamille Pennix tallied 6 points and Keegan deBernard added 4 points for the Colonels. Zanaisha Watkins led the Bees with 8 points and Kayleigh Dobyms added 6 points. Both hit two three-pointers each in the win. Altavista (3-2) hosts Appomattox on Tuesday night with the JV game tips off at 5:30 p.m.