Both Highland Springs basketball teams will play for championships Tuesday night at the home of Havoc, while the Glen Allen girls will play for its first crown at the 20th annual Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament.
In boys action, Highland Springs frustrated Benedictine's offense all night, with A.J. Gaston's impressive second half performance leading the #3 ranked Springers to a 73-57 win over the Cadets Saturday night at Randolph-Macon College. Victroy Harris had a good night off the bench, adding 12 points for the unbeaten Springers. They will face fellow 6-0 foe John Marshall in Tuesday night's title game at 8:45pm. The Justices eliminated Cosby in the other semifinal.
Meanwhile, the #1 ranked Highland Springs girls rolled over Hermitage in a semifinal 101-47, scoring 36 points in the third quarter to put the game away, beating the Panthers for the second time this season. CeCe Crudup had 27 points, while Najai Pollard had 25.
The 6-0 Springers will face another team they've already beaten this season in Tuesday's 6:30pm title game: the Glen Allen Jaguars. Glen Allen put on a clinic on defense in the second half to erase a Cosby lead, pulling away for a 50-34 win over the Titans Saturday at Randolph-Macon College.
Julia Fritz had a great second half defensively, especially in the paint, frustrating the Titans, while scoring 15 points. Danielle Weldon added 11. The 5-4 Jaguars lost at Highland Springs on December 13th, and will get a second look at them Tuesday night with a trophy at stake.