Month: December 2018

Overall Records for Southwest Va. Basketball teams – Unofficial

BOYS-as of Dec.31

Mountain 7– John Battle 7-2,  Gate City 6-2, Ridgeview 6-3, Central-Wise 7-4, Abingdon 4-5,  Lee High 1-5, Union 2-6

Cumberland– Eastside  10-1, J I Burton 6-2, Castlewood 3-4, Twin Springs 3-7, Rye Cove 1-7, Thomas Walker 1-8

Black Diamond– Grundy 7-1, Honaker 3-3, Twin Valley 3-4, Hurley 1-5, Council 1-6

Southwest – Graham 3-3, Va. High 5-4, Richlands 4-5, Lebanon 4-6, Marion 2-6, Tazewell 0-8

Hogoheegee – Chilhowie 3-3, Holston 7-4, Northwood  5-5, Patrick Henry-GS  3-7

Mountain Empire –  Geo. Wythe  7-1, Fort Chiswell 9-2, Auburn 7-2, Bland Co. 4-3,  Grayson Co. 3-3, Galax 3-4, Rural Retreat 1-6

Three Rivers – Radford 5-0, Glenvar 3-3, Alleghany 4-4, James River 2-4, Floyd Co. 4-5, Giles 3-5, Carroll Co. 1-6

River Ridge– Patrick Henry 9-0, Salem 5-3, Blacksburg 4-3, Cave Spring 8-4, Christiansburg 6-5, Hidden Valley 5-5,  Pulaski Co. 3-7

Others– Narrows 2-5, Eastern Montgomery 1-8

Pulaski Co. loses third place game

The Cougars had a second quarter that you hope never happens, three points for the entire quarter. They outscored the Graham G-men in the second half but couldn’t overcome the disaster of a second quarter, as Graham won 63-52.

Graham had a balanced scoring attack with Nick Owens scoring 17, Drew Baker 12 and Chance Dawson 10 points. David Graves had nine and Cameron Allen eight.

The Cougars were led by Benjamin Poe with 14 and Gage Mannon 12. Poe scored 12 of his 14 and Mannon all 12 of his in the second half. The Cougars were down 45-28 going into the last quarter but they continued to battle. ” We had our best scoring half in the second half tonight but that second quarter wasn’t good for us.” said a disappointed Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. ” We drove more to the basket in the second half and made some plays. We got to get better. We have trouble putting the ball in the basket. ”

In other action of the last day of the tourney saw Marion defeat Alleghany 66-59 for seventh place. Caleb Osbourne had 21 and Kesean Goins 18 in the win. Alleghany got 19 from Ryan Sturgill. The fifth place game saw Galax shock the Fort Chiswell Pioneers 75-44. Isaac Hawks scored 26 the Tide and Kolton Sutphin 17 for the losing Pioneers.

The championship game became a route as Radford drubbed the George Wythe Maroons 74-39. The first half was the Quinton Morton-Robertson show as he knocked down six straight three’s and had 22 points at intermission, the same as the whole Geo. Wythe team. He finished with 26 points and Miles Jones contributed 18 points and eight rebounds.

Pulaski Co. (3-7) will host Cave Spring this Friday in the Cougar Den. JV action tips at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00 pm.

Graham – Dawson 10, Graves 9, Allen 8, Owens 17, Baker 12. Lester 2, Moodie 2. Meadows 3

Pulaski Co.- Miller 2, Mannon 12, Poe 14, McCloud 1, Gray 2, Roberson 3, Bourne 3, Russell 5, O’Dell 4, Porter 6

3-Pt. Goals – Graham – 5-( Owens 3, Graves, Dawson), Pul. Co. – 4-( Mannon, Roberson, Bourne, Russell)

Tot. FG’s – Graham – 22, PC – 22

Fouls – Graham – 11, PC – 16

Fouled Out-None

Technicals – Graham – 2 ( Lester,  head coach )

 

Scores for Sat, Dec. 29

BOYS

Graham 63 Pulaski Co. 52

Marion 66 Alleghany )NC) 59

Radford 74 Geo. Wythe 39

Galax 75 Fort Chiswell 44

Chilhowie 76 Honaker 62

Eastside 65 Central- Wise 54

J I Burton 50 Richlands 49

Berea(KY) 63 Northwood 62

Ridgeview 58 Rye Cove 51

Va. High 59 Lebanon 40

Blacksburg 60 Franklin Co. 53

Salem 81 Lord Botetourt 62

Wm. Fleming 72 Cave Spring 62

 

 

Cougars lose to Maroons

Pulaski Co. comeback fell short as they lost to Geo. Wythe 58-52 in the second round of the First Community Bank Tournament held at Fort Chiswell High school. The Cougars were led by Benjamin Poe with 17 points and Dillon Porter tossed in 11.

Geo. Wythe (7-0)  got 24 points from Ty Farrow and 15 from Josh Reeves in the win. The Maroons were down 12-10 after the opening period but went up 16-12 and took a 26-23 lead into halftime. They held the lead until the Cougars went on a 10-0 run to go up 33-30 with five minutes left in the third quarter.

Geo. Wythe would go on a 14-4 run to take a 44-37 advantage after three quarters. They would stretch their lead to 10, 50-40 with 4:55 to go. The Cougars would then go on another run 12-4 to cut their deficit to four 54-52 with 30.3 seconds remaining in the game. They would miss a layup and turn the ball over and the Maroons would put the game on ice hitting four throws in the last 20 seconds.

” We made a nice comeback and played hard but we keep making bad plays the last three minutes of games, ” said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart. ” We didn’t make plays down the stretch and this the fourth game that we have done that.  We probably are going to have to make some changes. We didn’t put the ball in the basket. ”

The Cougars (3-6) have now lost to a 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A school. You can say the Cougars can and have lost to anyone.  They will now take on Graham for third place in the tournament. In other action, Radford ripped Graham 64-42 behind 22 points from Cam Cormany and 16 from Quinton Morton-Robertson. Graham got 12 points from Cam Allen.

Fort Chiswell downed Marion 77-57 as Kolton Sutphin knocked down 25 points. Siler Watson had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Pioneers. Marion was led by Caleb Osborne  13 and Kyle Robinson’s 11 points.

Galax got 13 points each from Cade Ashworth and Matt Lundy as they beat Alleghany (NC) 53-46. Alleghany got 15 points from Julio Arroyo and 10  points each from Jared Foley and Ryan Sturgill.

GW- 10  16  18  14-58

PC –  12  11  14  15-52

GW- Farrow 24, Reeves 15, Mabe 7, Do. McMillian 2, Martin 2, Da. McMillian 4, Coe 4

PC- Poe 17, Porter 11, McCloud 8, Gray 5, Bourne 3, Russell 6, Miller 2

FG’s – GW – 19, PC- 21

3-Pt. Goals- GW- 3-( Farrow 2, Mabe ), PC – 3- ( Gray, Bourne, Russell )

FT’s – GW- 17-28, PC 7-13

Fouls- GW- 13, PC- 21

Scores for Fri. Dec 28

BOYS

Geo. Wythe 58 Pulaski Co. 52

Radford 64 Graham 42

Fort Chiswell 77 Marion 57

Galax 53 Alleghany(NC) 46

Narrows 56 Giles 52

Salem 83 Hidden Valley 52

Cave Spring 63 Broadway 58

Lord Botetourt 70 Floyd 67

Blacksburg 61 Chatham 44

GIRLS

Pulaski Co. 48 Mt. Airy(NC) 44

Galax 43 Salem 41

 

First Community Bank Christmas Tournament Schedule

Fri. Dec. 28-  Varsity-  All Games @ Fort Chiswell High School

4:00 pm – Galax vs Alleghany Co. (NC)

5:30 pm – Fort Chiswell vs Marion

7:00 pm- Radford vs Graham

8:30 pm- Pulaski Co. vs Geo. Wythe

 Fri. Dec. 28- Junior Varsity Tournament  Games  @ Fort Chiswell 

12:30 pm – Fort Chiswell vs Galax-Seventh Place Game

2:00 pm- Marion vs Alleghany (NC) – Fifth Place Game

Cougars come from behind to win

Down 38-27 at intermission, the Cougars would outscore the Fort Chiswell Pioneers 32-17 in the second half to defeat them 59-55, in a hard-fought game. The Cougars got 21 points from Hayden Gray and 15 from Dillon Porter. Gray stroked five three’s and Porter pulled down 11 rebounds.

Fort Chiswell got 21 points from Kolton Sutphin and 13 from Matt Musick. The Pioneers led 35-16 with just under three minutes left before intermission. The Cougars Gray would then hit three- three’s to help the Cougars get back to 11 down going into halftime.

Cougar head coach Andrew Hart remarked, ” We played the worse half of basketball in the first half tonight. I challenged them at halftime. We came back out with a lot more intensity and energy for the second half.”

Pulaski Co. (3-5) stopped a three-game losing streak with the win and will face George Wythe in their second round. It was the Pioneers (8-1) first loss of the season. Coach Hart said, “We made a couple of adjustments for the second half. We put AJ McCloud on Sutphin and his length seemed to bother him some.”

Pul. Co. 11  16  17  15-59

Fort Ch. 21  17  7   10- 55

PC – McCloud 8, Gray 21, Porter 15, Miller 2, Mannon 1, Roberson 2, Poe 5, Russell 2, O’Dell 1, Bourne 2

Fort Ch.- Sutphin 21, Watson 5, Musick 13, Van Dyne 2, King 1, Dunford 2, Gravely 8, Merchberger 3

3-PT. Goals- PC – 5- ( Gray 5), Fort Ch. – 8-( Sutphin 5, Musick 2, Merchberger)

Total FG’s – PC -19, Fort Ch.- 20

FT’s – PC – 16-25, Fort Ch. -7-12

Fouls- PC – 12, Fort Ch.- 17

Fouled Out-None

Technicals – None

Basketball Scores -Thurs. Dec. 27

BOYS

Pulaski Co. 59 Fort Chiswell 55

Radford 60 Galax 50

Geo. Wythe 82 Marion 49

Graham 59 Alleghany Co. (NC) 38

JI Burton 79 Chilhowie 50

Cave Spring 56 Floyd Co. 54

Wm. Fleming 71 Salem 52

Rockbridge Co. 57 Blacksburg 52

Jefferson Forest 55 Hidden Valley 43

Season Greetings- Thurs. Dec. 27 Schedule for First Community Bank Christmas Tournament

Like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sports will continue right after Christmas. Will be covering the First Community  Bank Christmas Tournament from Fort Chiswell High School Dec. 27-29. Pulaski Co., Radford,  Fort Chiswell,  George Wythe, Galax, Marion, Graham and Alleghany Co. (NC) will be competing.

Thurs. Dec. 27

4 pm – Alleghany  Co. (NC) (2-4)  vs Graham (1-2)

5:30  – Geo. Wythe (5-0)  vs Marion (1-4)

7 pm – Radford (2-0) vs Galax 9 (1-3)

8:30 – Pulaski Co. (2-5) vs Fort Chiswell (8-0)

High School Basketball Standings as of Dec. 23

GIRLS

Mountain Empire

Galax 4-2, Grayson Co. 3-2, Geo. Wythe 7-3, Auburn 5-4, Rural Retreat 3-5, Bland Co. 3-6, Fort Chiswell 2-6

Three Rivers 

Alleghany 8-2, Giles 6-4, Radford 4-4, Glenvar 3-4, Carroll Co. 2-4, James River 1-4, Floyd Co. 2-5

River Ridge 

Patrick Henry  8-1, Christiansburg 8-1, Pulaski Co. 6-2, CaveSpring 4-4, Salem 3-4, Hidden Valley 2-8, Blacksburg 1-8

Southwest

Va. High 8-2, Lebanon 8-2, Richlands 5-3, Marion 4-3, Tazewell 4-4, Graham 0-7

Mountain 7

Union 5-0, Ridgeview 8-1, Central-Wise 7-2, Gate City 6-2, Abingdon 4-3, Lee High 2-5, John Battle 2-6

Hogoheegee

Patrick Henry- (GS) 7-1, Chilhowie 5-3, Holston 3-4, Northwood 1-8

Black Diamond

Honaker 5-1, Hurley 4-3, Grundy 3-3, Council 3-4, Twin Valley 2-6

Cumberland 

J I Burton 5-3, Thomas  Walker 4-4, Eastside 5-5, Rye Cove 2-6, Twin Springs 2-6, Castlewood 0-7

Other

Eastern Montgomery 2-6, Narrows 1-6