Monday, January 13, 2014

Glen Allen Girls Win 7th Straight, Boys Fall in OT in Hanover Doubleheader...

Three Glen Allen Jaguars hit for double figures as the girls basketball team won its seventh straight game, 72-37 at Hanover Monday night.

Michal Ross and Danielle Weldon led the way offensively as Glen Allen took a 41-22 halftime lead and used tough defensive pressure to put the game away in the third quarter. The Jaguars, ranked #8 in the new Times-Dispatch Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll, moved to 10-3 on the season and host Varina tomorrow.

In the boys' half of the doubleheader, the third meeting of the season between the Jaguars and Hawks went overtime, the second such meeting this year, as Glen Allen blew a six-point lead with under two minutes left in regulation, falling to Hanover 72-67.

Grayson Midulla led the Jaguars with 25 points, but had a terrible second half at the free throw line, including missing all three free throws after being fouled shooting a three-pointer. Midulla also played with foul trouble, committing four in the second half, then fouling out in the extra session.

The Jaguars led 60-54with 1:50 to go when Hanover's Jalen Elliott, held to two points in the game to that point, went on a personal 5-0 run to cut the lead to one. Cutch Ellis' layup gave the Hawks a 62-60 lead with seconds to go. Midulla took a long pass down court and drove to the hoop for the tying score with two seconds left. Elliott's 80-foot prayer at the buzzer went off the rim and backboard.

The Jaguars fell behind by six, 70-64 with 28 seconds left, but Ellis missed a lay-in and Tre'shawn Blackston hit a trey to cut the lead to 70-67 with 14 seconds left. Hanover turned the ball over on the inbounds pass, and the Jaguars had a prayer with 10.9 to go, but Glen Allen never got a tying three-point try, as freshman Jason Wade stole the ball away and ran the clock down to 1.2 before being fouled, hitting two free throws for the final margin of victory.

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