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Abingdon uses late rally to hand Carroll first loss, 70-58

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The Cavaliers trailed by one with less than four minutes left before fading.

 HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County trailed Abingdon by a single point with less than four minutes to go Friday before the Falcons exploded down the stretch, pulling away for a 70-58 win in the Southwest District opener for both schools.

Up 54-53, Abingdon used a Zach Viers 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining to ignite an 11-0 run over the next three minutes. Alex Looney had six points during the spurt, including a three-point play.

Carroll County (2-1 overall, 0-1 district) trailed 29-26 at halftime but hung with the Falcons (1-1, 1-0) despite being outrebounded 18-5 in the third quarter. Mac Martin’s 3-pointer and stickback tied the game at 31, and another Martin trey knotted the score at 36, but Abingdon never lost its lead after halftime.

The Cavaliers scored the game’s first seven points and led 12-4 after five minutes, and Martin’s running 3-pointer to beat the buzzer closed the opening period with Carroll ahead 17-13. Abingdon opened the second period with a 12-2 run and would not fall behind again, thanks in part to 5-of-16 shooting from the foul line by Carroll in the first half.

Martin finished with a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to go with nine steals. Looney led the Falcons with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Viers tossed in 13 points while Josh Hess and Mack Owens added 10 points each.

 

Abingdon................... 13     16     17     24––70

Carroll County........... 17     9     18      12––56

 

Abingdon (1-1, 1-0)

Steele 3 0-0 7, Jo.Hess 4 1-2 10, Viers 5 2-2 13, Alder 2 0-0 4, Looney 7 4-8 18, Coleman 1 0-0 2, Blevins 1 0-2 2, Ja.Hess 4 2-5 10, Owens 2 0-0 4. Totals 28 10-19 70.

Carroll County (2-1, 0-1)

Gravley 2 0-0 5, Lundy 2 0-0 6, Martin 12 2-6 31, W.Smoot 2 5-10 9, Alley 1 0-0 2, Horton 2 1-4 5. Totals 21 8-20 56.

 

Three-point field goals – Abingdon 4-9 (Jo.Hess 2, Steele, Viers), Carroll County 8-20 (Martin 5, Lundy 2, Gravley). Rebounds – Abingdon 50 (Looney 14), Carroll County 35 (Martin 10). Turnovers – Abingdon 27, Carroll County 17. Steals – Abingdon 11 (Jo.Hess 5), Carroll County 15 (Martin 9). Team fouls – Abingdon 18, Carroll County 17. Fouled out – none.

JV – Carroll County 56-24.

 

Galax 63, Chilhowie 46: Galax’s basketball season got off to a delayed start, but a good start nonetheless, as the Maroon Tide rallied for a 63-46 nondistrict win Wednesday night in Chilhowie.

Trailing 35-33 at halftime, the Maroon Tide held the Warriors to 11 second-half points to pull away for the win.

Justin Hash knocked down three 3-pointers and led all scorers with 16 points and Deion George chipped in with 13 points for Galax. Austin Pack added 12 points.

Rhett Sturgill paced Chilhowie (0-1) with 14 points.

 

Galax................... 16     17     15      15––63

Chilhowie........... 15     20       5        6––46

 

Galax (1-0)

Hash 16, Hanks 7, Brown 1, Bond 2, Pack 12, George 13, Parsons 8, Garvey 1.

Chilhowie (0-1)

Re.Sturgill 5, Rh.Sturgill 14, Thomas 2, Hayden 9, McKinney 6, Austin 6, Bills 4.

 

Three-point field goals – Galax 5 (Hash 3, Pack 2), Chilhowie 6 (Rh.Sturgill 2, McKinney 2, Re.Sturgill, Hayden).

JV – Galax won

Carroll County 59, Patrick County 50: The Cavaliers matched their win total from the previous year Tuesday in Stuart by knocking off the Cougars for the second time in a week.

Patrick County (0-3) drew even after trailing by as many as eight points in the third quarter, but Carroll County regrouped and gradually pulled away.

Mac Martin dropped in a team-high 18 points, Ryan Gravely scored 12 points and Austin Horton added for the Cavaliers (2-0), who went 2-19 a year ago.

Jalen Reynolds scored 19 points for the Cougars and Jacob Reynolds had 12.

 

Carroll County........... 8     17     20      14––59

Patrick County........... 7     14     18     11––50

 

Carroll County (2-0)

Gravley 12, Taylor 1, Lundy 8, Martin 18, Lineberry 2, Smoot 6, Alley 2, Horton 10.

Patrick County (0-3)

Jac.Reynolds 12, Roberson 4, Dillard 1, Jal.Reynolds 19, Thompson 6, Marshall 4, Nowlin 4.

 

Three-point field goals – Carroll County 5 (Martin 3, Gravley 2), Patrick County 2 (Roberson, Jal.Reynolds).

JV – Carroll County, 57-41

 

 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Rural Retreat 41, Grayson County 18:  The Indians held the Blue Devils to two points in the first quarter and rolled to a nondistrict win Thursday in Independence.

Jasmine Cressel led all scorers with 13 points for Rural Retreat (1-2). Sarah Eller’s 10 points were high for Grayson County (0-2).

 

Rural Retreat........... 10     11     11      9––41

Grayson County........... 2     6      6       4––18

 

Rural Retreat (1-2)

Cressel 13, Jones 7, Patton 5, Hall 3, Parks 5, Smith 8.

Grayson County (0-2)

Eller 10, Barrett 2, Johnson 2, Phipps 4.

 

Three-point field goals – none.

JV – Grayson County, 38-25.

 

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