Cavalier girls play on as the Conference 24 runner-up

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By The Gazette

ROANOKE –– William Fleming used runs of 13-0 and 9-0 in the first half to take a 35-23 halftime lead and the Colonels went on to claim the Conference 24 girls basketball championship with a 58-49 win Friday over Carroll County.

The end of the 13-point spurt boosted William Fleming (18-6) into a 22-14 lead but Carroll County battled back to within three points, cutting the gap to 26-23 on a Keely Lundy 3-pointer.

The Colonels scored the final nine points of the half and were never in serious danger the rest of the way.

Desiree Keeling led all scorers with 21 points to go with nine rebounds for William Fleming. Lundy hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 for Carroll County, which will open Region 4A North tournament play Tuesday at Charlottesville.


Carroll County.........14    9  10    6––49

William Fleming......14  21  12  11––58


Carroll County (19-4)

Alderman 4, Lundy 18, Kennedy 8, Guynn 7, Holt 4.

William Fleming (18-6)

Keeling 21, Lee 8, Bates 6, Logan 6, Doane 6, Stevens 5, Booker 2, Martin 2, Stokes 2.


Three-point field goals – Carroll County 8 (Lundy 5, Kennedy 2, Guynn), William Fleming 2 (Stevens, Lee).


Carroll County 36, George Washington 29: The Cavaliers earned a ticket to the Region 4A North tournament Thursday by upsetting the top-seeded Eagles in the Conference 24 semifinals in Danville.

Carroll County (19-3) held George Washington to 11 first-half points and used a 7-2 run early in the second quarter to build a 10-point halftime lead. 

The Eagles (22-3) pulled to within three points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Cavaliers were 9-of-11 from the foul line in the fourth to hang on to the lead.

Mattie Kennedy led Carroll County with 17 points while the Eagles were paced by Bronaza Fitzgerald with 19 points.


Carroll County......7  14  6  9––36

G.Washington......7    4  7  11––29


Carroll County (19-3)

Alderman 5, Lundy 3, Kennedy 17, Guynn 7, Reece 4.

George Washington (22-3)

Linden 3, England 3, Dabney 2, Fitzgerald 19, Gladden 2.


Three-point field goals – Carroll County 3 (Alderman, Kennedy, Guynn), George Washington 2 (Linden, England).