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McAmis scores 27, Warriors subdue Tornado in regionals

From staff reports • Feb 26, 2020 at 3:18 AM

NORTON — Up by a single point entering the fourth quarter, Wise Central pulled away for a 56-45 win over Richlands in Tuesday’s Region 2D boys basketball quarterfinals.

The Warriors’ Isaiah McAmis accounted for nearly half of his team’s points. He hit six shots behind the 3-point arc and finished with a game-high 27 points. Elijah Hayes also reached double figures with 12 points.

Luke Wess hit three shots from 3-point range and scored 15 points for the Blue Tornado. Cade Simmons contributed 12 points and Cade Berry came through with 11.

Central advanced to Thursday’s semifinal round at the Virginia-Wise Prior Convocation Central. T.J. McAmis’ squad will take on Graham at 6 p.m.

GRAHAM 75, LEE 59

BLUEFIELD — The host G-Men used a balanced attack to disrupt the Generals’ game plan.

Nick Owens led four Graham players in double figures with 15 points. Zach Dales had 14, followed by Chance Dawson with 13 and David Graves with 12.

Dillon Fannon and Jacob Whitaker each surpassed the 20-point mark for Lee.

TWIN SPRINGS 70, HOLSTON 63

NICKELSVILLE — Twin Springs’ Connor Lane emerged victorious in a shootout with Holston’s Nick Delatos and the Titans captured the Region 1D quarterfinal win at home.

Lane scored a game-high 33 points, complemented by Bradley Owens’ 21 points and Justin Reed’s 13.

Delatos finished with 32 points. Keegan Watson, Brycen Sheets and Quaheim Brooks each scored eight for the Cavaliers.

Twin Springs will meet Grundy on Thursday in the Region 1D semifinals at Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands-area Claypool Hill. The Titans and Golden Wave are scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.

GRUNDY 63, J.I. BURTON 55

GRUNDY — Caleb Looney posted a monster effort of 37 points and 21 points and the Golden Wave swept past the Raiders in the Region 1D quarterfinals. Logan Thacker added another nine points to the winning cause.

Trevor Culbertson led J.I. Burton with 22 points and Jonah Cochrane accounted for 19. The Raiders trailed by just one point, 25-24, at halftime before Grundy began pulling away.

EASTSIDE 57, HURLEY 22

COEBURN — The Spartans jumped out to a 21-3 lead after one quarter and romped to the easy win over the Rebels in the Region 1D quarterfinals.

Ethan Powers scored 15 points in the first half and 17 overall to lead Eastside in the blowout win. Grayson Whited came through with 11.

Jonathan Hurley had 16 of Hurley’s 22 points.

Eastside will face off with Northwood at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in the regional semifinals at Southwest Virginia Community College.

NORTHWOOD 97, TWIN VALLEY 50

SALTVILLE — Eli Carter posted a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds in the Panthers’ Region 1D quarterfinal win.

Luke Carter (24 points, nine rebounds), Michael Frye (19 points, seven rebounds) and Cole Rolen (10 points) also scored in double figures. It was just the second regional tournament win in program history for the Panthers (18-7) with the previous triumph coming in 2008.

Trevor McGlothlin scored 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career, for Twin Valley

 

GIRLS

EASTSIDE 73, GRUNDY 52

COEBURN — Anna Whited had 17 first-half points, surpassing the 1,000-point mark for her career, on her way to a 30-point performance in the Lady Spartans’ Region 1D victory over the Lady Wave.

Kaylee Yates added a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds, along with six steals and four assists.

Jessi Looney and Maggie Deal each scored 12 points for Grundy. Kennedi Plymal added nine.

Eastside’s win secured a regional semifinal meeting with Patrick Henry on Thursday at Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands-area Claypool Hill. The Lady Spartans and Lady Rebels — who eliminated Twin Valley 56-26 on Tuesday — will play at 5:30 p.m.

TWIN SPRINGS 42, CHILHOWIE 39

NICKELSVILLE — Behind 17 points from Emaleigh Powers, the Lady Titans rallied for the win over the Lady Warriors. Erin Larkins provided nine points and nine rebounds for Twin Springs.

Katie Barr opened the door for a near upset with 11 points. Josie Sheets came through with 10.

Twin Springs advanced to Thursday’s regional semifinals at Southwest Virginia Community College. The Lady Titans will face Honaker in matchup scheduled for a 4 p.m. tipoff.

HONAKER 54, THOMAS WALKER 38

HONAKER — LeeAnna McNulty scored 17 points and the defending Region 1D champion Lady Tigers topped the Lady Pioneers in the regional quarterfinals.

Halle Hilton and freshman Lara McClanahan each scored 10 points for Honaker.

Lakin Burke had a game-high 18 points but was the only Thomas Walker player in double figures.

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