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It was a tale of two stories Friday night as Galax varsity boys dominated on their home court, while the varsity girls fell short.
The boys took to the court first and started off strong.
Galax (12-1 overall, 3-0 MED) won its eighth straight game — including its third district win in a row — when it took down Narrows (3-10, 1-1) by a final score of 78-48.
The Maroon Tide wasted no time hitting the big shots, opening the game up with a 10-0 run over the first 3:45.
Narrows’ first points came four minutes into the first quarter when Corey Lowe broke free for a layup to pull with eight points.
Galax’s Tyler Houk responded quickly, moving down the court and putting up a shot of his own to stretch the lead back to 10 with 3:30 remaining in the first quarter.
Thirty seconds later, Galax’s Cameron Frazier dropped his first trey of the night when he was found wide open two feet beyond the arc.
The 3-pointer put the Tide up 15-2 with 2:59 left in the first quarter.
After Narrows’ Ryan Dunford dropped his own three, Frazier responded with another. He would finish the night with five total.
Five may be an impressive number of 3-pointers, but the Tide’s Scott Alouf had seven.
At the end of the first eight minutes, the Tide led by 10.
The second quarter provided a closer battle, as the teams traded possessions.
Narrows managed to pull within 13 points at the 5:37 mark when Lowe sunk a bucket and was fouled — the 3-point play made the score 27-14.
From there, things got ugly quick for the Green Wave.
Galax used quick scores by Deion George and Frazier to stretch the lead to 20 with 2:57 remaining in the half.
At the end of 16 minutes, the Tide led 39-26.
The second half was much of the same, with Galax outscoring Narrows 22-11 in the third quarter and 17-11 in the fourth.
Galax was led in scoring by Frazier (26) and Alouf (23).
The varsity girls didn’t fare so well on the hardwood Friday night, falling in a district match to Narrows 45-35.
The Tide (5-9, 1-2) lost its third straight game and fell for the sixth time in the last seven games.
Narrows struggled to pull away during the first eight minutes, leading 11-8.
Galax used a trey by Jill Bartlett to open the second quarter to pull within two points, but quickly fell behind again when Narrows finished the final 6:42 with a 15-5 run to lead by 12 points at the half.
The third quarter provided little action, with the teams only scoring 15 points between them. Unfortunately for the Tide, Narrows managed 10 of those points and led by 17 with eight minutes left in the game.
The fourth quarter was much of the same for Galax — turnovers and missed shots.
The Tide managed to outscore Narrows 14-7 in the final eight minutes, but fell 45-35 in the end. Allison White led the Tide in scoring with 10 points, and Jamie Webb had eight points.
Narrows 8 18 11 11––48
Galax 18 21 22 17––78
Narrows (3-9, 1-1)
Lowe 18, Martin 6, Thompson 6, Dunford 5, Green 4, Taylor 4, Morris 3, Wilson 2.
Galax (12-1, 3-0)
Frazier 26, Alouf 23, Adams 9, Houk 6, Hash 5, George 4, Douglas 2, Martin 2, Schaeffer 1.
Three-point field goals – Narrows 7 (Martin 2, Thompson 2, Dunford, Lowe, Morris), Galax 13 (Alouf 7, Frazier 5, Hash).
Narrows 11 17 10 7––45
Galax 8 8 5 14––35
Narrows (10-3, 1-1)
Buckland 22, Snidow 12, Spencer 5, Guynn 4, Weatherly 2.
Galax (5-9, 1-2)
White 10, Webb 8, Bartlett 7, Shumate 4, Russell 3, Bryant 2, Simmons 1.
Three-point field goals – Narrows 2 (Buckland 2), Galax 2 (Bartlett, Russell).