Andy Lambert canned three 3s and finished with 31 points to lift Lebanon to a 73-53 Hogheegee District boys basketball victory over the Holsto…
BRISTOL, Va. – Earlier this season, the Moravian Prep Lions made waves around the national prep school circuit by converting 31 3-pointers in a game.
Alayna McNulty (Honaker) helped the defending state champs improve to 10-3.
Avery Maiden (Patrick Henry), Kennedy Morgan (Holston) and the duo of Connor Finley and Dustin Bott (Holston) were among the standouts.
Athletes from Patrick Henry, Holston, Eastside, Grundy, Rural Retreat, Chilhowie, Twin Springs earn spots on first and second teams.
PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Richlands vs. East Ridge (boys), Twin Valley vs. Rye Cove (girls) in finals of Hoopalachia Clasic; West Ridge vs. Brentwood Academy in Holiday Hoops title game; Bradley Bunch (Union), Thomas Gilbert (Grundy), Grant Williams (Marion), Montana Sutherland (Castlewood), Jenna Hare (Sullivan East) star in wins
What did the boys basketball team at Richlands High School rely on Friday night?
Rural Retreat Indians
Eastside (boys, girls), Abingdon (girls), Holston (girls), Ridgeview (girls), Graham (girls), Twin Valley (girls) are victorious.
“He is really good,” Holston coach Chris Akers said. “He is the leader of their offense. He can throw it and run it, which makes him extra dangerous.”
“It’s been a lot of fun,” Hall said. “I like being around all the guys and they have been super supportive of me from day one.”
“We rely on it,” said senior quarterback/safety Brycen Sheets. “Our offense does put up some points, but we like to play defense.”
“I think our best two games have been the last two games and that’s what you want to do,” Holston coach Chris Akers said. “Peak in the playoffs.”
“To be honest with you, at first when Coach Plymal told me I would be playing center this year I wasn’t that amused,” Keene said. “But once I started repping in the preseason, I really just took off with it. I like the feeling of being in control on the field knowing it all starts with me.”
“I just told him congratulations and it’s been a great career for him,” said Holston coach Chris Akers. “Thirty-nine years in this profession nowadays is a long time. I am only 40-years-old and he has been doing it a lot longer than I have. His kids played hard and I’m proud to have coached against him.”
There are nine Virginia playoff games and one from Tennessee that will be played tonight and on Saturday in the area. Who will advance, and who will call it a season and pull out the basketballs? Find out by checking out the prep football predictions from the Bristol Herald Courier sports staff.
With a mix of spin moves, fakes, cuts and second-effort charges, Jordan Ezzell rushed for 144 yards and a score Friday as the Cavaliers took a 16-3 victory over Chilhowie Warriors.
PREP ROUNDUP: Honaker wins in Hubbard's final regular-season home game with Heath Miller on hand; Greg Prater takes over as interim coach at Northwood; Holston is 9-0;Twin Springs wins first league title since '95; Tazewell wins five OTs; Luke Jollay (George Wythe), Matthew Boggs (Wise Central) star
Twin Springs, Honaker, Bluefield, David Crockett, Hurley, Holston, Wise Central, George Wythe, West Ridge, Tazewell, Science Hill prevail
It wasn’t the typical contest between the No. 6 seed and the third seed in tournament play.
Holston improved to 7-0 with a 44-0 home win over Northwood on Thursday night.
Jordan Ezell likes to live on the edge.
Ajaani Delaney (Virginia High), Caleb Casey (Holston), Jordan Gray (Eastside), Landen Taylor (Castlewood), Ryan O'Quinn (Ridgeview), Carson Jenkins (Gate City), Cody Pruitt (Patrick Henry), Nate Stephens (Elizabethton), Carter Creasy (Tazewell), Ryan Horne (Twin Springs), Ethan Bergeron (West Ridge) among Friday's stars.
Holston built a 14-0 early advantage, and then relied on a physical defense the rest of the way.