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  • STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE, SCORES

     STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS


    Group A Division 1 boys

    Quarterfinals

    Page County 66, Surry County 63

    Hurley 58, Eastern Montgomery 57

    Luray 64, Chesterfield Community 53

    Galax 50, Twin Springs 44

    Thursday at VCU

    Semifinals

    Page County (20-8) vs. Hurley (25-3), 1 p.m.

    Luray (22-4) vs. Galax (24-2), 5 p.m.

    Friday at VCU

  • Galax heads east in search of first hoops title

    \Walking into Galax High School on Monday, one could hear the announcement from principal Bill Sutherland giving students instructions on how to get a game ticket and a spot on the bus for the over-nighter being planned for later in the week.

    A stroll into the gym, and one could see Maroon Tide players Lawrence Parsons, Austin Pack and Devonte McKinney slamming home alley-oop passes from the little guys in P.E. class (some more successfully than others).

  • Bitter end something to build on

    BRISTOL –– Facing a potent inside threat and a pair of lightning-quick guards, Galax hoped to force J.I. Burton into early foul trouble, cutting the workload in half.

    It was the Black Raiders doing the dividing and conquering.

    Burton took advantage of some serious early foul trouble by the Tide and got an unexpected – and career-high – 22 points from Jessica Hensley to knock off the Maroon Tide 59-46 in the Group A Division 1 quarterfinals Saturday at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

  • Maroon Tide goes cold in final, falls to Bath County 32-29

    BUENA VISTA –– Scoring one point in the first 10 minutes didn’t spell doom for Galax. Getting none the final 5:36 did.

    While Bath County experienced its own scoring struggles, the Chargers’ shooting was the lesser of two evils Saturday as the Pioneer District champs held on for a 32-29 win in the Region C Division 1 girls’ championship game at Parry McCluer High School.

  • Maroon Tide ends drought

    BUENA VISTA –– The name of the town means “Good View.” You can see all the way to the state tournament from here.

    Galax made the lengthy journey to Parry McCluer High School and was rewarded with its first trip to the state tournament in 20 years Thursday, controlling Covington from start to finish for a 45-39 win in the Region C Division 1 girls’ semifinals.

    Galax earned a spot in this week’s state tournament with the win, regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s region title game with Bath County.

  • Devils bounced in semis

    BUCHANAN –– James River doesn’t have all the components still in place from last year’s Group A Division 2 state championship team. Friday, though, the Knights had more than enough to get the job done.

  • Maroon Tide rolls in regionals

     Top-seeded Galax bolted to a 27-point halftime lead and claimed a 50-point win in the Region C Division 1 quarterfinals Wednesday in Galax, pounding Holston 78-28.

    Galax (21-2) led 17-4 after eight minutes and widened the gap to 37-10 by halftime over the No. 8 Cavaliers (5-17).

    Justin Hash (12 points), Austin Pack (11) and Jerad Brown (10) led a dozen Maroon Tide players in the scoring column. Tyler Smith’s 17 points were high for Holston.

  • Late surge sends Tide to semis

    Determining the seeding for a regional girls’ basketball tournament may be an ambiguous process, but one thing seems clear:  a No. 7 needs more than three good quarters to get past a No. 2.

    Second-seeded Galax came to life in the final eight minutes and put away a pesky Northwood 49-44 in the Region C Division 1 tournament Tuesday, advancing to Thursday’s semifinals and to within a win of a state tournament berth.

  • REGION TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS AND SCORES

    REGION TOURNAMENTS


    Region C Division 1

     boys’ basketball tournament

     

    Wednesday at higher seed

    Quarterfinals

    Galax 78, Holston 28

    Parry McCluer 47, Narrows 20

    E.Montgomery 94, Bland County 51

    Bath County 62, Rural Retreat 53

    Friday at Parry McCluer H.S.

    Semifinals

    Galax 61, Bath County 36

  • Maroon Tide falls short in MED finals upset bid

    By CRAIG WORRELL
    Sports Editor

    In its bid to become the first Mountain Empire District team to hand Fort Chiswell a loss this year, Galax held the season champion Pioneers to just four second-half field goals on 22 attempts.
    Unfortunately for the Maroon Tide, nobody has ever devised a solid plan for defending the free throw.
    Fort Chiswell scored 15 of its 21 second-half points at the foul line, including 10-of-12 in crunch time, as the Pioneers held off a challenge from Galax to take a 58-54 win in the MED girls’ tournament championship game Friday.