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Tide takes suspense out of MED

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Galax’s upset of Bland settled the district title race in Fort Chiswell’s favor.

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Galax threw a wrench into what was sure to be a tight finish in the Mountain Empire District girls’ race, stunning Bland County 45-41 in the MED finale for both teams Tuesday night.

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The Bears (17-5 overall, 6-2 district) could have tied Fort Chiswell for the regular season championship with a win but couldn’t overcome the Maroon Tide (8-13, 3-5).

Allison White led the way with 15 points and 15 rebounds for Galax, which finished fourth in the district and will host Grayson County in the MED tournament first round Monday. Bailey Shumate scored a dozen points for the Tide. Laurel Hankins scored 16 points to lead Bland County.

Bland County 11 7 13 10––41

Galax 11 10 14 10––44

Bland County (17-5, 6-2)

Duncan 7, Dunn 5, Hankins 16, Looney 4, Magyar 2, Mustard 7.

Galax (8-13, 3-5)

Shumate 12, Russell 2, White 15, Webb 9, Bobbitt 4, Bartlett 3.

Three-point field goals – Bland County 3 (Hankins 2, Mustard), Galax 3 (Shumate 2, Bartlett).

Narrows 45, Grayson County 31

The Blue Devils got off to a slow start in each half and fell to the Green Wave in an MED game Tuesday in Independence.

Narrows (15-7, 4-4) outscored Grayson County a combined 21-8 in the first and third quarters. Katasha Davis led all scorers with 13 points for Narrows. The Blue Devils (1-21, 0-8) were led by Courtney Halsey with nine points and Leah Hall with six points and 10 rebounds.

Narrows 9 11 12 13––45

Grayson County 4 12 4 11––31

Narrows (15-7, 4-4)

Guynn 5, Snidow 7, Craig 3, Davis 13, Buckland 10, Weatherly 2, Burton 2.

Grayson County (1-21, 0-8)

Halsey 9, Spurlin 5, Wingate 3, Hall 6, Osborne 4, Vaughan 4.

Three-point field goals – Narrows 1 (Davis), Grayson County none.

JV – Narrows won.

Galax 74, Craig County 27

The Maroon Tide opened a 10-1 first-quarter lead and outscored the Rockets 53-16 in the second half of a nondistrict game Monday in New Castle.

Bailey Shumate led three Galax scorers in double figures with 20 points. Jamie Webb tallied 12 and Channing Russell hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.

Galax 10 11 24 29––74

Craig County 1 10 9 7––27

Galax (7-13)

Shumate 20, Russell 11, White 9, Bryant 6, Webb 12, Bobbitt 4, Bartlett 8, Cardwell 4.

Craig County (4-15)

Surface 4, Gardner 4, Hutchinson 1, Rock 11, Mayo 2, Bellassai 3, Frazier 2.

Three-point field goals – Galax 7 (Russell 3, Bartlett 2, Shumate, Webb), Craig County none.

JV – Galax won.

BOYS

Grayson County 66, Narrows 49

One year after losing 20 games, the Blue Devils solidified a runner-up finish in the final MED standings Monday, pulling away from Narrows in the second half.

Grayson County (15-7, 5-3) led 29-23 at halftime before racking up 26 third-quarter points to take a 19-point lead into the fourth.

Eric Harvey had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Devils, who face No. 3 Fort Chiswell in the MED semifinals next week. Jake Blizzard and Tyler Rutherford scored 13 points apiece and Steven Eller added 11.

Corey Lowe scored 15 points for Narrows.

Narrows 9 14 16 10––49

Grayson County 13 16 26 11––66

Narrows (4-17, 2-6)

Martin 5, Osborne 3, Lowe 15, Morris 6, Dunford 3, Green 11, Taylor 6.

Grayson County (15-7, 5-3)

Rutherford 13, P.Bowen 6, Eller 11, Whitt 2, Williams 4, Harvey 15, B.Bowen 2, Blizzard 13.

Three-point field goals – Narrows 5 (Lowe 2, Martin, Morris, Green), Grayson County 6 (Rutherford 2, Eller 2, P.Bowen, Harvey).

JV – Grayson County won.

Graham 47, Carroll County 41

Tied with less than a minute to play, the G-Men outscored the Cavaliers 6-0 in the final 35 seconds to escape with a Southwest District win Tuesday in Bluefield.

Graham (13-4, 8-1) entered the game leading the SWD and Carroll (3-18, 2-10) left the floor in last place, but the Cavaliers gave the G-Men all they could handle for most of the game. Kyle Harris’ steal and layup gave Graham a 43-41 lead, and the G-Men added two foul shots and another steal and layup to ice the win.

Carroll County held Graham to 14 first-half points, taking a three-point lead into the half. Tyler Reavis paced the Cavaliers with 13 points. Jordan Bryan and David Marrs led Graham with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Carroll County 5 12 14 10––41

Graham 7 7 20 13––47

Carroll County (3-18, 2-10)

E.Marshall 2, Reavis 13, Thompson 2, Taylor 2, Jones 5, Atwood 6, L.Marshall 2, Lanning 7, R.Marshall 2.

Graham (13-4, 8-1)

Dennah 4, Brewster 2, Marrs 11, Harris 7, Palmer 6, Woodson 3, Bryan 14.

Three-point field goals – Carroll County 3 (Jones, Lanning, Reavis), Graham 5 (Marrs 3, Bryan 2).

Some information provided by Landmark News Service.