Month: February 2018

State Quarterfinals – Girls -March 2 & 3

Class 1

Galax ( 22-4)  vs Eastside ( 24-3) – Sat, Mar. 3 – 3:30 pm – @ UVA-Wise

Parry McCluer ( 24-1)  vs. Rye Cove – Fri. Mar. 2 – 6 pm – @ Roanoke College

Class 2

Va. High ( 16-10) vs. Chatham ( 22-4) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7 pm – @ Averett Univ.

Class 3

Brookville ( 24-3) vs Abingdon ( 22-6) – Time – TBA – @ Va. High

Class 4

Loudoun Valley ( 20-4) vs Carroll Co. ( 23-3) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 6 pm – @ Pulaski Co. HS

State Quarterfinals – Boys Basketball – Class 3 & 4

Class 3

Spotswood ( 23-6) vs Northside ( 27-0) – Fri. Mar. 2 –  7:45 pm -@ Patrick Henry HS

Hidden Valley ( 21-6)  vs Western Albemarle ( 20-6) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7 pm – @ Albemarle HS

Phoebus ( 19-4)  vs John Marshall ( 18-6) – Time – TBA – @ Arthur Ashe Center ( Richmond)

Geo. Wythe- Richmond ( 19-3)  vs Hopewell ( 21-3) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 8 pm – @ Petersburg HS

Class 4

Loudoun Valley ( 24-2) vs E C Glass ( 21-5) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7pm – @ Lynchburg College

Jefferson Forest ( 17-10) vs John Handley ( 23-3) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7 pm – @ Shenandoah Univ. ( Winchester)

Deep Creek ( 14-11)  vs  Huguenot ( 16-7) – Time -TBA – @ Arthur Ashe Center ( Richmond)

Monacan (17-9)   vs Lake Taylor ( 26-1) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7:30 pm -@ Norview HS

 

State Quarterfinals – Boys Basketball – Class 1 & 2

CLASS –  1

Covington ( 20-5) vs Eastside (24-3) – Fri. Mar 2 – 5pm  – @ UVA-Wise

Honaker ( 23-4)  vs George Wythe ( 24-3) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7:45 – @ Roanoke College

Northumberland ( 18-4) vs Cumberland ( 15-8) – Sat. Mar. 3 – 7 pm –  – @ Prince Edward Co. HS

Riverheads ( 12-14)  vs Lancaster ( 19-5) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7pm – @ Wahington & Lee HS

Class 2

Gate City ( 25-2)  vs Radford ( 27-0) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 8:30 pm – @ Radford Univ.

Martinsville ( 19-7) vs Graham ( 23-2) – Sat. Mar. 3 – 6:30 pm – @ UVA- Wise

Greensville Co. ( 20-7)  vs RE Lee ( Staunton) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7 pm – @ Wilson Memorial HS

Central- Woodstock ( 23-4)  vs Goochland ( 21-4) – Fri. Mar. 2 – 7 pm -@ Fluvanna Co. HS

 

 

Lady Pioneers defeat Auburn to take Lady J V Championship

Max Meadows…The Fort Chiswell junior varsity Lady Pioneers completed their season with a Mountain Empire District title. They defeated the Auburn Lady Eagles 35-30. It was head coach Rupert Hill’s fifth championship as the junior varsity Lady Pioneers’ head man.

The Pioneers finished the season with a 17-5 record and went 11-2 in Mountain Empire District play. The championship was Coach Hill’s 228 win as head coach. It was the third straight season they have made it to the title game.

Coach Hill remarked, “I’ve been blessed to have a solid group of girls to coach. I’m proud of this group. We played Auburn a couple- three weeks ago and were down by 23, but we came back to within five at their place but lost. This group then had to face Auburn for the championship and win. It was special.”

The Lady Pioneer team consists of eighth, ninth and tenth graders. They are Ashley Roarke, Sydney Underwood, Haley Smith, Siya Patel, Hunter Wimmer, Mackenzie Blair, Kelsey Patton, Tye Wolfe and Haley Warden.

Coach Hill said, “Roarke led the team in scoring as she averaged around 16 points per game. She is a pure shooter and Sydney was a leader as well. Haley Smith was very active on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. Haley is not only quick but she’s fast too.”   Look for all three of those girls to compete for the varsity team next year for Coach Kristen Williams.

The varsity Lady Pioneers were young this past season and came together as the season went on and it looks as though some of these young junior varsity champion ladies are going to help in the future.

Radford defeats Martinsville to take the Region 2-C Championship

Miles Jones, Cam Cormany and Kam Edwards – Jones at charity stripe

Radford…Playing in front a huge crowd at Radford University’s Dedmon Center, the Radford Bobcats came dialing from long distance. They finished with 10 three-pointers as they defeated the Martinsville Bulldogs 60-46.

Quinton Morton-Robertson and Jalen Phillips- Q directing traffic.

Bobcats’ junior point guard Quinton Morton-Robertson was his usual self in handling the ball and scoring. He had a game high 30 points as he hit four three’s to lead them in the win. Kam Edwards knocked down four three-pointers and had 14 points.

Martinsville got 12 points from T J Pettway. He got help from Nigel Davis and Jaheim Niblett as they both produced eight points apiece.

Radford (27-0) knocked down six three’s in the opening quarter as Martinsville was in their usual zone defense. The Cats went up 23-12 after the first quarter and took a 32-23 advantage into intermission.

The second half saw the Bobcats came out in a zone of their own. The Bulldogs seemed as surprised as the crowd at seeing them in a zone.

Cam Cormany – looking to throw ball in bounds

“We got a lead and we wanted to see if they could make some jump shots,” said Radford head coach Rick Cormany. “They (Martinsville) are a hard team to get 3s against because they spread out in that zone and makes it tough. When you got a point guard who can get penetration and then find people where they need the ball, then next thing you know, they’re trying to stop the shots on the side. It just opens things up.”

Morton-Robertson had help in knocking down three’s. He and Edwards both had four each and Cam Cormany hit two. Radford was also prolific from the free throw line as they hit 14 of 18 from the charity stripe. Yes, Morton-Robertson led them there as well, hitting eight of nine.

Radford will now get to stay in the area as they will take on Gate City either Friday or Saturday night at a site and time to be determined. Radford University and Pulaski Co. High

School were two of the sites as of this writing. Gate City was the upset victim against Graham (59-75) as they will have to travel to the Radford area.

 

 

Radford       23   9 12 16 -60

Martinsville 12   11 7   16 -46

 

 

Radford – Morton-Robertson 30, Edwards 14, Jones 5, Cormany 8, Prioleau 3

 

Martinsville-Pittway 12, Davis 8, Hairston 3, Bennett 6, Bratcher 6, Niblett 8, Otunya 3

 

3- PT. Goals – Radford -10- (Morton-Robertson 4, Edwards 4, Cormany 2) , Martinsville – 6- (Davis 2, Bennett 2, Pittway, Otunya)

 

 

Total FGs – Radford – 18, Martinsville – 17

 

Fouls – Radford – 10, Martinsville – 15

 

Fouled Out – Radford – Jones

Technicals – Martinsville – Coach

Update on State Quarterfinal

Contrary to some to some reports, the Gate City vs Radford State Quarterfinal basketball for later this week,  there is no decision at this time. A decision will likely be made sometime tomorrow ( Monday ) Feb. 26.  A place and time have to be coordinated between VHSL, Radford and the venue!

 Friday  March 2 – @ Roanoke College

6 pm – Girls – Rye Cove vs. Parry McCluer

7:30 pm – Boys – Honaker vs George Wythe

Sat. March 3 – @ UVA-Wise

2:00 pm – Girls – Central -Wise vs Martinsville

3:30 pm – Girls – Galax vs Eastside

5:00 pm – Boys – Eastside vs Covington

6:30 pm – Boys – Graham vs Martinsville

Schedule for State Quarterfinals – Fri. March 2 / Sat. March 3

Region 1 – C-  runner-up – Covington vs 1-D-  Champion – Eastside – @ UVA -Wise Fri. March 2 – 7:30 pm

Region   1-D – runner-up – Honaker  vs. 1-C – Champion-  George Wythe – @ Roanoke College- Fri. March 2  – 7:30

Region 1 -A – runner-up – Northumberland  vs 1 – B – Champion – Cumberland – site -time -TBA

Region 1 -B – runner-up –  Riverheads  vs  1-A – Champion –  Lancaster – site -time – TBA

Region 2 – B – runner-up – Central- Woodstock  vs  2-A – Champion – Goochland – site – time – TBA

Region    2-A – runner-up – Greensville Co. vs.  2-B – Champion –  R E Lee( Staunton) – site – time – TBA

Region  2 – D – runner-up – Gate City  vs  2- C – Champion – Radford – site – time -TBA

Region 2- C – runner-up – Martinsville  vs 2- D – Champion – Graham  – site -time -TBA

 

 

Results for Sat. Feb. 24

BOYS

Eastside 63 Honaker 60 – Region 1D – Championship

Radford 60 Martinsville 46 – Region 2C – Championship

Graham 75 Gate City 59- Region 2D – Championship- (  Gate City – McClung 39 pts )

RE Lee 71 Central- Woodstock 68 – Region 2B Championship

Lancaster 54 Northumberland 52 – Region 1A – Championship

Cumberland 72 Riverheads 47 – Region  1B – Championship

Oak Hill Academy 86 Legacy Charter 60 – Regular Season – ( Oak Hill 39-1)

Girls

Eastside 58  Rye Cove 39  –  Region 1-D – Championship

Central – Wise 56 Va. High 43 – Region 2D – Championship

Chatham 53 Martinsville 40 – Region 2C – Championship

Buffalo Gap 45 George Mason 42 – Region 2B – Championship

Surry Co. 46 Lancaster  29 – Region 1 A – Championship

Bobcats defeat Glenvar for Region 2C Semifinal win

Coach Cormany giving some instructions to Cam Cormany

Dublin…Playing in front of a huge crowd at Pulaski Co. High School, the Radford Bobcats doubled up in the third quarter (20-10) as they defeated the Glenvar Highlanders 61-48. It was the third time these two teams had faced each other, and both teams came out with some new wrinkles.

Glenvar (17-10) came out with a triangle and two defense, and the Bobcats started the game in a two-three zone.

Cam Cormany- playing “D”

Radford (26-0) placed four starters in double figures as Kam Edwards paced them with 19 points. Junior point guard Quinton Morton-Robertson hit four three-pointers and finished with 17. P J Prioleau and Miles Jones both contributed 11 points apiece.

Glenvar played man on man against Robertson and Cam Cormany. Edwards and Prioleau made them pay for the triangle part in the first half as they accounted for 14 of the Bobcats 27 points. Radford took a 27-24 lead into intermission but a couple of adjustments against the Highlander triangle and two to start the third quarter proved to be the big difference. Edwards scorched the nets with nine points in the quarter to put them up 47-34 going into the final period. Miles Jones would net six points and Morton-Robertson scored five in the fourth quarter to keep the Highlanders at arms length.

Quinton Morton-Robertson- free throw line

Noah Duncan led the Highlanders with 18 points, as he scored 12 of those after intermission. Noah Lovelace chipped in with 14 points. Senior Logan Williams was held to seven. His three-point buzzer beater Tuesday at Appomattox put them into this Region 2C semifinal contest.

“We figured they (Glenvar) would come out in a junk defense against us,” said Radford head coach Rick Cormany. “That’s the thing about having to face a team three and four times in a season.” When asked about the last time his team started a game in a zone defense, Coach Cormany remarked, “Now with all the Internet and you can see what other teams do, we wanted to show a little different look of our own.” He then added, “Post season you got to show a little something different. My assistants made a couple small adjustments at halftime and it worked out real well. After we got up 10 there late in the third quarter, we decided to slow and make them come out of their defense. Our bench didn’t do a lot for us tonight, and we had to go with mainly our starters. We got tired and it showed from the free throw line.”

Radford was just 12 of 23 from the charity stripe but were 21 of 38 from the floor shooting. They knocked down seven three’s for the game.

The Bobcats play Martinsville at Radford University Saturday night in the Dedmon Center for the Region 2C Championship.

 

 

Radford 16 11 20 14- 61

Glenvar 14 10 10 14- 48

 

Radford – Morton-Robertson 17, Prioleau 11, Edwards 19, Jones 11 , Cormany 3

 

Glenvar – Duncan 18, Williams 7, Lovelace 14, Gerbers 2, Secrist 4, Veverka 3

 

 

3 PT. Goals – Radford -7- (Morton-Robertson 4, Edwards 2, Cormany ), Glenvar – 2 – (Veverka, Williams)

 

 

Total FGs – Radford 21, Glenvar 22

 

FTs – Radford 12-23, Glenvar 2-2