Month: February 2017

Richlands , Dan River advance to boys 2A West Finals

Buchanan– The Richland Blue Tornado got 18 points from Luke Phillips and Scottie Ball contributed 14 to lead them to a 49-43 victory over the Chatham Cavaliers. The win moves Richlands (21-3)  into Saturday nights 2A West championship. Chatham (14-10) got 16 points from Tyler Fitzgerald and 10 from Preston Turner. Chatham took a 17-16 lead into intermission and then were up 32-29 going into the final quarter,

Richlands kept driving in the lane and got Chatham into foul trouble as they hit 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to take the lead and maintained it.Richlands two -three zone slowed Chatham down and they made it hard on them to hit jump shots.

In the first game of the night Dan River overcame one the most impressive performances in VHSL history. Gate City junior Mac McClung fired in 64 points but it wasn’t enough as Dan River won 96-84 in a fast paced affair. The 64 points set a Gate City school record and from information received one of the top 12 highest scoring games in VHSL history. Dan River ( 21-3) had a balanced attack with five players scoring in double figures to off set McClung’s performance. Jaquon Durant has 21 points, Bennet McCann 20, Zemar Anderson and Daniel Dickerson both knocked down 18 poits each and Bryson McLaughlin chipped in with 14 for the win.

Gate City’s only other player to hit double figures was Zac Ervin with 12 points. No one else hit more than one bucket.  McClung was on fire all night as he had 28 points at intermission. He scored a remarkable 24 points in the third quarter alone. The Blue Devils ( 22-4) only scored 26 for the third quarter as a team. McClung had 52 points going intpo the final quarter as Dan River held him to 12 points in the final quarter. He finished with 20 field goals for the game. He hit six three- pointers and knocked down all 18 of his free throws. His performance in the end though wasn’t enough as Dan River produced 35 points in the final period to pull away. Their quickness and offensive rebounding just kept hurting Gate City all night. Durant scored 17 of his 21 points in the decisive fourth quarter to help prevail and carry the Wildcats into Saturday nights 2A West Championship. It was one of the greatest performances seen but one guy couldn’t beat a team.

Gate City will play Chatham in the consolation game at 2:30 Friday at James River High School.

Gate City- 19  21  26  18-84

Dan River- 17  20  24 35-96

GC- McClung 64, Ervin 12, Vermillion 3, Kimbler 3, Collier 2

DR- McCann 20. Durant 21, Dickerson 18, Anderson 18, McLaughlin 14, J. Fitzgerald 4, Venable 1

Richlands -( 49) –   Phillips 18, Ball 14, T. Horn 9, Smith 2, C.Horn 2, Ratliff 3, Herndon 1

Chatham – (43)  – Davis 7, Turner 10, T. Fitzgerald 16, Hodnett 5, Robertson 5

Basketball season comes to a close for Lady Pioneers of Fort Chiswell

Photography courtesy Tina Quesenberry

Savannah Dunford
Alexandria Rakes getting mugged  at Parry McCluer.


Savannah Dunford being pushed to the floor.
Carlie Musick
Gracie Robinson
Taylor Jones with the pass
Gracie Robinson with the ball also pictured Bailey Watson
Gracie Robinson on the move
Alexandria Rakes going up for 2
Taylor Jones
Gracie Robinson keeping her eyes focused on the net
Taylor Jones on the foul line
Carlie Musick
Bailey Watson
Savannah Dunford
Skyler Carroll
Gracie Robinson going after the loose ball
Carlie Musick fights on the floor for the ball. Also pictured is teammate Alexandria Rakes.

Scores for Wed. Feb. 22


Central- Wise 65 Marion 49- 2A West

Loudoun Co. 52 Carroll Co. 35- 4A West

Ridgeview 48 Va. High 40- 2A West


Handley 62 GW- Danville 58- 4A West

Loudoun Valley 74 Wm. Fleming 57- 5A North

Landstown 66 Franklin Co. 59- 6A South

Radford defeats Chilhowie with strong second quarter

Radford…Defending state champions, the Radford Bobcats, outscored the Chilhowie Warriors 28-5 in the second quarter of play as they demolished the Warriors 75-48.

Facing a couple of different defenses played by Chilhowie, a triangle and two and a box and one, the Bobcats got 13 points in the second quarter from sophomore Kam Edwards and eight points from Alante Doyle to put Chilhowie down early, and they never recovered. Sophomore point guard Quinton Morton-Richardson led the Cats with 16 points as he hit three 3-pointers. Edwards finished the night with 15 and Doyle chipped in 10. Miley Jones scored seven points in the third quarter as he contributed 11 points.

Chilhowie (21-7) had only one player to finished with double figures in scoring, that being Zach Cale with 15 points and Trevor Tucker knocked down 13 points. The Warriors won the second half 34-31 but being down 44-14 at intermission was way too much to overcome.

Radford (21-5) has eight players to get in the scoring column as four of them had double digit scoring. Bobcats head coach Rick Cormany said,” We played real well the first half. I’m kind of disappointed in are second half, though. It was just our reserves in the second half it was our starters as well that didn’t play that well.” Coached then said,” We figured we would see a couple of junk defenses tonight and we did. I thought Doyle and D J Bayor really stepped up for us in the first half.

Miles Jones led the Bobcats with six rebounds and Quinton Morton-Richardson led them with five assists. Radford will now travel to b Bristol to take on Honaker Friday night at Virginia High. Game time is either at 6 pm or 7:45.



Radford 16   28   16   15-75

Chilhowie 9   5   19   15-48



Radford -(21-5) – Morton-Richardson 16, Edwards 15, Chadwick 8, Jones 11, Doyle 10, Phillips 1, Newcome 6, Baylor 8,


Chilhowie- 21-7)- Cale 15, Kestner 6, Tucker 13, Catron 6, Delp 2, McKinney 6



3-Pt. Goals- Radford – 6 – (Morton-Richardson 3, Edwards 2,Chadwick), Chilhowie -2-(Catron, Tucker)



Fouls – Radford – 11, Chilhowie -15


Fouled Out- None


Technicals – Chilhowie – Delp

Scores for Tues. Feb. 21


Radford 75 Chilhowie 48

Honaker 78 J I Burton 50

Chatham 64 Glenvar 59

Dan River 63 Martinsville 53

Gate City 78 Graham 63- Mac McClung of Gate City – 37 pts.

Richlands 62 Union 46

George Wythe 58 Covington 46

Western Albemarle 55 Hidden Valley 50 -OT

Potomac Falls 63 Patrick Henry – Roanoke 62

Spotsylvania 88 Blacksburg 54


Parry McCluer 57 Fort Chiswell 45

Geo. Wythe 74 Narrows 17

Hidden Valley 66 Western Albemarle  58



Scores for Mon. Feb. 20


Carroll Co. 69 Woodgrove 61 – 4A West Regional

Millbrook 74 Wm. Fleming 64- 4A West Regional


Patrick Henry( Roanoke) 58 Thomas Jefferson ( Alexandria) 41- 5A North Regional

John Handley 53 Wm. Byrd 43 – 4A West Regional

Franklin Co. 54 Woodbridge 45 – 6A South Regional

Wm. Fleming 56 Freedom ( South Riding) 52 – 4A West Regional

Alleghany  101 Broadway 76 – 3A West regional

GW- Danville 50 Heritage ( Leesburg) 40 – 4A West Regional

Oak Hill Academy 105 Bull City Prep (NC) 64

GIRLS – 1A WEST Regional Schedule


Fort Chiswell @ Parry McCluer- 7 pm

Rye Cove @  Honaker – 6 pm

Narrows  @ Geo. Wythe – 6 pm

PH- Glade Spring @ Eastside – 6 pm

Semi-finals – Thurs. Feb. 23 @ Va. High – Bristol ,Va. 

Consolation / Championship – Sat. Feb. 25 @  Va. High – Bristol,Va.