Carroll County boys take down River Ridge leader Patrick Henry

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HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a team in need of a tournament.

Having played just about every team in the River Ridge District down to the wire at least once, the Cavaliers proved Thursday night that they could cause some postseason headaches when they convincingly took down district top dog Patrick Henry 60-42.

The win was a 63-point turnaround from the last time the two teams faced each other, a Jan. 20 meeting in Roanoke that saw the Patriots hand the Cavaliers a 68-23 trouncing.

Sitting at the No. 8 spot in the league standings thanks to eight losses by single digits, Carroll County dealt the Patriots (15-7, 12-2) just their second River Ridge defeat of the season by pulling away from a one-point halftime lead. 

The Cavaliers (9-13 overall, 3-11 district) took a 23-22 lead into intermission but gained a commanding 43-30 lead by outscoring Patrick Henry 20-8 in the third.

Adam Horton poured in 21 points, Garrett Haynes added 16 points and the two grabbed nine rebounds apiece to lead the Cavaliers, who got 10 points from Caden Hodges. Senior forward Austin Wolford capped the scoring for the Cavaliers with his first bucket of the season.

Nobody reached double figures for the Patriots. Leroy Thomas and Nicholas Logan scored eight points apiece.


Patrick Henry.......10  12    8  12––42

Carroll County......10  13  20  17––60


Patrick Henry (15-7, 12-2)

Thomas 8, Harris 5, Logan 8, Bryan 2, Pannell 3, Joyce 4, Woody 7, Stockstill 5.

Carroll County (9-13, 3-11)

M.Johnson 9, Horton 21, Hodges 10, Haynes 16, Wolford 2, Williams 2.


Three-point field goals – Patrick Henry 4 (Logan 2, Woody, Stockstill), Carroll County 3 (M.Johnson, Horton, Hodges).

JV – Patrick Henry, 80-68.


Narrows 54, Galax 51: The Green Wave (6-14) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit and squeaked past the Maroon Tide (2-19) in a Mountain Empire District game Friday in Narrows.

Ethan Robinson scored eight first-half points, including a pair of 3-pointers, as Galax pulled out to a 29-23 lead at the half.

Narrows rallied into the lead by the midpoint of the third quarter, opening the second half on a 9-2 run.

Brett Humphrey’s short jumper broke a 50-50 tie and put the Green Wave in front to stay. 

Cade Ashworth led the Maroon Tide with 13 points and Dougie Peoples added 10. Robinson and William Patton chipped in nine points each.

Gavin Pruett tossed in a game-high 18 points for Narrows.


Galax.........10  19  11  11––51

Narrows......5  18  15  16––54


Galax (2-19)

Ashworth 13, Peoples 10, Lundy 3, Cook 3, Robinson 9, Patton 9, Hutchens 4.

Narrows (6-14)

Pruett 18, Conley 11, Humphrey 10, Patteson 7, Spangler 2, Chase Blaker 1, Chad Blaker 5.


Three-point field goals – Galax 6 (Ashworth 2, Robinson 2, Cook, Lundy), Narrows 5 (Conley 2, Patteson, Chase Baker, Pruett).

JV – Narrows won.



Galax 55, Narrows 43: The Maroon Tide capped a busy back end of its schedule with an MED win Friday at Narrows.

Galax (13-8) won for the fifth time during a 10-day, seven game grinder of a finish. The Maroon Tide earned the No. 3 seed in this week’s Conference 46 tournament and will host Rural Retreat at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Essence Brown and Shea Foxx filled it up with 18 points apiece for Galax, which jumped to a 21-11 lead after eight minutes and expanded it to 51-34 by the start of the fourth quarter.

Maggie Guynn led Narrows with 19 points. Lindsey Kast hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for the Green Wave (16-6).


Galax...........21  11  19  4––55

Narrows.......11  11  12  9––43


Galax (13-8)

Brady 6, Bryant 4, Brown 18, Cassell 9, Foxx 18.

Narrows (16-6)

Kast 18, Guynn 19, Clark 1, Blankenship 2, Sheally 3.


Three-point field goals – Galax 4 (Brown 2, Cassell, Foxx), Narrows 5 (Kast 4, Sheally)

JV – Galax won.


Carroll County 60, Patrick Henry 32: The Cavaliers capped another dominant run through the River Ridge District with a 28-point win Thursday in Roanoke.

Danielle Gallimore knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 20 points to pace the Cavaliers (18-2, 13-1).

Patrick Henry (5-17, 4-10) got 10 points apiece from Mahogany Gunn and Serena Lytton.

Carroll County had already locked up the top seed in the Conference 24 tournament and will draw a first-round bye. The Cavaliers will be at home Wednesday against the winner between No. 5 Pulaski County and No. 4 Bassett. The championship game is slated for Thursday, with the highest remaining seed hosting.


Carroll County......20  17  12  11––60

Patrick Henry........4  12    7    9 ––32


Carroll County (18-2, 13-1)

Lundy 5, Dalton 6, Gallimore 20, Robinson 4, M.Kennedy 7, Giles 3, Carter 6, Holt 5, A.Kennedy 4.

Patrick Henry (5-17, 4-10)

Eichelberger 4, Lytton 10, Wilson 1, Wright 7, Gunn 10.


Three-point field goals – Carroll County 6 (Gallimore 4, Lundy, M.Kennedy), Patrick Henry none.

JV – Carroll County won.