Saturday, January 3, 2015

BASKETBALL SATURDAY....

Monte Buckingham and Walter Williams each had 18 points as five Henrico Warriors were in double figures in a come-from-behind 66-64 win over Norview Saturday evening in the VirginiaPreps.com Classic at Virginia Wesleyan College.

The #1 ranked Warriors, now 11-1, were down 38-24 at intermission.

#4 Highland Springs disposed of Booker T. Washington 61-53 in the same tournament to move to 9-1 overall ahead of a showdown Monday at home against fellow RVA Sports Network Top 10 resident Deep Run.

Meanwhile, Clayton Leep scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half to help Douglas Freeman distance themselves from Steward before putting them away for good in the second half for a 56-44 win to capture the first-ever Rebel Holiday Classic championship. The Rebels improve to 5-4.

In girls action, both #1 Highland Springs and #8 J.R. Tucker were winners Saturday, the Springers 91-39 over Western Branch, while the Tigers won 57-35 over St. Gertrude's for the Rebel Holiday Classic Girls title.

                  (Clayton Leep of Douglas Freeman with three of his 26 points tonight...)

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