Lady Buffs beat Giles as new week begins

Alexis Kiser scores. She had 21 points against Giles in a big win (Photo from an earlier game).

Even with schools closed Monday, the Lady Buffaloes traveled to Pearisburg Monday evening to beat Giles 68-49 with Alexis Kiser scoring 21 points, Abby Spence 17 and Brookelynn Hall 11.

Spence scored three from the 3-point lines, Kiser added two and Peyton Grim one. The Lady Buffs are 4-1 in district play. The JV girls also won

The thermometer on the back porch read 9 degrees at 5:45 at 7 a.m. Tuesday and the forecast from The National Weather Service in Blacksburg says the temperature should climb to just over 30 degrees by 3:00 p.m. That’s a lot warmer than Monday.

As it turned out, recognizing the Martin Luther King holiday Monday helped Floyd County’s school system, which did not have to decide on whether or not to delay the start of school or cancel classes.

In Floyd, the 10-day outlook calls for highs in the 30s and low 40s for most of the remaining days of January with a high in just the 20s on January 30 with a low in the teens.

Overnight lows are forecast to hover around freezing with rain expected Wednesday and Thursday before a mostly dry spell for the rest of the month.

Boys and girls basketball return home Wednesday night against Carroll County with JV and varsity matches starting at 4:30 p.m.. Girls and boys JV games in the old gym and the varsity matches in the newer one, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Boys JV and Varsity Buffaloes face Radford Thursday in Floyd in matches beginning at 5:30 p.m. along with a MACC Varsity match against Blacksburg at 6:00 p.m.

Lady Buffs JV and Varsity basketball squads face Radford Friday night on the road.

Boys Varsity goes to Rockbridge County for a match Saturday and the wrestling team goes to Glenvar.

Floyd County Circuit Court opens at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for cases that include forgery, breaking & entering, burglary, drugs and a bond hearing on an abduction.

A trial date may also be set on the case of Kyle Joseph Marchon, the Floyd man charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend at the home they shared in December. Marchon has hired Christiansburg attorney David Rhodes, who served for a while as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Floyd County.

Supervisors meet Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m. for their second meeting of the month at the County offices on Oxford Street.

A busy week begins Tuesday.

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