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Another triple-double for Goins in Cavs’ win

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HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County senior Kayla Goins posted a triple-double for the second time in three days as the Cavaliers withstood a challenge by Abingdon, taking a 56-46 win in a Southwest District game Friday. Carroll County (11-3 overall, 5-0 district) was outscored in the middle two quarters by the Falcons (3-8, 1-4) and led just 35-34 entering the fourth quarter before pulling away down the stretch. Goins finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals two days after recording a triple-double in an overtime loss at Radford. She was one rebound shy of a triple-double on Saturday, which would have given her three in one week. Maleah Neely provided another strong outing for the Cavaliers with 13 points and 11 boards. Logan Viers led the Falcons with 23 points.   Abingdon................7  13  14  12––46 Carroll County......11  12  12  21––56

Abingdon (3-8, 1-4) Sabrina 2, Jordan 2, Lo.Viers 23, Pruitt 4, Ly.Viers 2, Wilson 10, Proelex 3. Carroll County (11-3, 5-0) Hiatt 4, Goins 23, Neely 13, Cornell 2, Dickens 1, Martin 8, Viars 4, S.Dalton 1.

Three-point field goals – Abingdon 1 (Wilson), Carroll County 1 (Martin).   Bland County 60, Galax 48: A 20-6 advantage by the Bears in the third quarter was the difference Friday as Bland County remained undefeated in Mountain Empire District play. Galax (8-8, 1-3) jumped out to a 14-7 lead after the first period and led 28-24 at halftime, but Bland County (10-2, 3-1) outscored the Maroon Tide 20-6 in the third to seize control. Allison White led the Maroon Tide with 17 points and Bailey Shumate tossed in 11. Laurel Hankins led all scorers with 18 points for the Bears.   Bland County.........7  17  20  16––60 Galax...................14  14    6  14––48

Bland County (10-2, 3-1) Hankins 18, Blessing 3, Magyar 8, Dillow 7, Tate 4, Morris 9, Mustard 5, Duncan 6. Galax (8-8, 1-3) Shumate 11, Russell 2, White 17, Bryant 2, Cassell 4, Bobbitt 8, Bartlett 2, Cardwell 2.

Three-point field goals – Bland County 2 (Hankins 2), Galax none. JV – Galax won.   Narrows 64, Grayson County 35: The Green Wave opened up a 30-15 halftime lead and maintained its MED lead with a win Friday in Independence. Narrows (12-1, 4-0) got 19 points from Cameron Snidow and 11 more from Starla Reed. Devin Osborne scored a team-high 11 points for Grayson County, which saw its record fall to 0-12, 0-4.   Narrows...................17  13  19  15––64 Grayson County........6    9    8   12––35

Narrows (12-1, 4-0) Reed 11, Snidow 19, Burton 8, Craig 4, K.Davis 6, A.Davis 7, McCroskey 4, Weatherly 5. Grayson County (0-12, 0-4) Spurlin 8, Wingate 7, Hale 2, Osborne 11, Caudill 2, Moore 1, Phipps 4.

Three-point field goals – Narrows 3 (Snidow 2, Reed), Grayson County 1 (Spurlin).   Bland County 62, Grayson County 38: Grayson County hung close with the defending district champions for three quarters, but the second period was the difference in the Bears’ winning an MED game Tuesday in Bland. Leading 8-4 after the first period, Bland County went on a 24-7 run in the second to build an insurmountable lead. Laurel Hankins led three Bland County players in double figures with 19 points. Erica Duncan and Sam Magyar each scored 12 for the Bears. Grayson County was led by Alyssa Wingate with 14 points and Amanda Spurlin with 13.   Grayson County......4    7  11  16––38 Bland County...........8  24  16  14––62

Grayson County (0-11, 0-3) Halsey 2, Spurlin 13, Wingate 14, Osborne 5, Vaughan 1, Moore 3. Bland County (9-2, 2-1) Hankins 19, Blessing 2, Magyar 12, Dillow 3, Morris 8, Mustard 6, Duncan 12.

Three-point field goals – Grayson County 3 (Spurlin, Wingate, Osborne), Bland County 4 (Duncan 2, Mustard, Hankins). JV – Bland County won.   Carroll County 59, Richlands 37: Kayla Goins came up one rebound short of a triple double as Carroll County blasted Richlands 59-37 in a Southwest District girls’ basketball game at Richlands Middle School. Goins finished with 14 points, 10 steals and nine rebounds as the Cavaliers improved to 10-2 overall and 4-0 in the district. Lindsey Martin added 13 points and Audrey Dickens scored 11 for Carroll County, which took a 24-11 lead at the half.   Carroll County......12  12  17  18––59 Richlands...............4    7  14  12––37

Carroll County (10-2, 4-0) Goins 14, R.Dalton 4, Neely 5, Singleton 2, Dickens 11, Martin 13, Viars 5, S.Dalton 5. Richlands (1-4, 1-2) Casey 3, Ringstaff 2, Robinson 9, Ferrell 2, Richardson 9, Cole 2, Hess 8, Alley 2.

Three-point field goals – Carroll County 3 (R.Dalton, Dickens, Martin), Richlands 2 (Casey, Richardson). JV – Carroll County won.   BOYS’ BASKETBALL Abingdon 78, Carroll County 66: The Cavaliers remained in search of their first SWD win, falling to 0-5 in the league following Friday’s defeat. A 23-16 advantage by the Falcons (9-3, 4-1) in the second quarter opened up what had been a two-point lead entering the period. Nathan Hess and Randall Carter led the way for Abingdon with 22 and 21 points, respectively. Adam Crotts led a balanced Carroll County attack with 16 points. Brandon Noonkester and Tyler Reavis scored 13 apiece and Mac Martin tossed in 12 points. Carroll County dropped to 1-13 overall.   Abingdon..............13  23  17  25––78 Carroll County......11  16  14  25––66

Abingdon (9-3, 4-1) Stallard 2, Carter 21, Viers 13, Hess 22, Looney 10, Browning 5, Parker 2, Blevins 3. Carroll County (1-13, 0-5) E.Marshall 4, Shupe 3, Reavis 13, Taylor 2, Martin 12, Alley 2, Noonkester 13, Crotts 16.

Three-point field goals – Abingdon 5 (Carter 3, Hess 2), Carroll County 1 (Crotts). JV – Carroll County won.   Grayson County 71, Bland County 38: A fairly tight first hale gave way to a runaway in the second half as the Blue Devils pummeled the Bears in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Wednesday. The Blue Devils (12-2 overall, 3-0 district) led just 31-22 at halftime before dominating the second 16 minutes. Grayson County outscored Bland County 24-8 in the third period to take command, then kept momentum going through the fourth. Eric Harvey led a balanced Blue Devil attack with 19 points, 16 coming in the second half. Jake Blizzard and Steven Eller added 15 points each, and Tyler Rutherford chipped in with 12. Darryl Clark led Bland County with 13 points and Asher Dillow scored 12. Grayson County;s win, coupled with Narrows’ upset loss at Fort Chiswell Wednesday, gave the Blue Devils sole possession of the MED lead halfway through  the district schedule.   Grayson County......15  16  24  16––71 Bland County...........12  10   8    8––38

Grayson County (12-2, 3-0) Rutherford 12, Hill 2, Eller 15, Rodgers 3, Harvey 19, Bowen 2, Deboard 3, Blizzard 15. Bland County (1-11, 0-4) Dillow 12, Green 3, Brizendine 3, Mabe 1, Clark 13, Meyer 2, Romano 2, Dunn 3.

Three-point field goals – Grayson County 2 (Rutherford 2), Bland County 5 (Clark 3, Dillow 2).

Grayson County 86, Floyd County 74: Trailing for most of the first half, the Blue Devils rallied in the second half for a nondistrict win over the Buffaloes in Independence. Eric Harvey scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Grayson County (11-2), Steven Eller scored 21 points and Bubba Bowen tossed in 18. Cole Peters and Tucker Crawford led Floyd (6-5) with 28 and 24 points, respectively.   Floyd County...........25  20  19  10––74 Grayson County......19  23  25  19––86

Floyd County (6-5) Crawford 24, Jones 6, Lusk 2, Coartney 10, Peters 28, Conduff 4. Grayson County (11-2) Rutherford 6, Eller 21, Rodgers 9, Harvey 27, Bowen 18, Blizzard 5.

Three-point field goals – Floyd County 3 (Crawford 2, Coartney), Grayson County 2 (Rutherford, Eller). JV – Grayson County 56-39.   Richlands 75, Carroll County 62: The Blue Tornado broke open a three-point game in the fourth quarter and handed the Cavaliers a Southwest District loss Saturday in Richlands. Carroll County (1-11, 0-4) battled back from an 11-point deficit to trail just 51-48 after three periods before Richlands (4-0, 2-0) closed the game on a 24-14 run. Gunner McGee poured in 33 points to lead the Blues and Austin Johnson added 24, negating a 28-point effort by Carroll County’s Brandon Noonkester.   Carroll County......8  14  26  14––62 Richlands...........19  11  21  24––75

Carroll County (1-11, 0-4) E.Marshall 6, Reavis 9, Frazier 4, Martin 7, Alley 2, Noonkester 28, Crotts 6. Richlands (4-0, 2-0) A.Johnson 24, Mulkey 2, Overton 4, Tatum 5, Patton 6, D.Johnson 1, McGee 33.

Three-point field goals – Carroll County 6 (Noonkester 4, Reavis, Martin), Richlands 6 (McGee 3, A.Johnson 2, Tatum). JV – Carroll County 50-24.

Some information provided by Landmark News Service.