TUESDAY, JAN. 23
Record-setting performance for Hess in Abingdon win
Grace Hess had herself a game Tuesday night. Abingdon’s senior star poured in a school-record 40 points and tied a Virginia High School League record with 12 3-pointers as the Falcons rolled to an 82-37 victory over Lee High in a Mountain 7 District girls basketball contest.
Peyton Carter added 20 points for Abingdon, which led 74-23 after three quarters.
Three Lee High players tied for the team scoring lead with seven points apiece.
Abingdon 98, Lee High 82
John Battle 52, Ridgeview 39
Ridgeview 59, John Battle 23
Honaker 52, Patrick Henry 47
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
Moir’s 31 leads Richlands over Abingdon in OT
In a race to the finish, Race Moir scored 31 points to set the pace as the Richlands Blue Tornado crossed the finish line with a 76-71 overtime boys basketball win over the Abingdon Falcons on Wednesday night.
Richlands trailed 55-51 in the fourth quarter, but rallied to force overtime. The Blues then outscored Abingdon, 14-9, in the extra session.
Cade Berry added 10 points for Richlands.
The trip of Trent Cox (14 points), Ean Bassham (11 points) and Thomas Francisco (10 points) were the leading scorers for Abingdon.
Abingdon 75, Richlands 36
Rye Cover, 66, Holston 58
THURSDAY, JAN. 25
A senior stalwart and a freshman phenom teamed to lead the Union Bears to a 71-58 Mountain 7 District boys basketball win over John Battle on Thursday night.
Senior James Mitchell finished with 21 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals, while ninth-grader Alex Rasnick pumped in 21 points for the sharp-shooting boys from Big Stone Gap.
Mitchell made nine of his 11 shots from the field, while Rasnick was 6-for-9 on field goals and 6-for-6 from the free throw line. As a team, Union (10-5, 5-1) shot 59.5 percent and held a 36-23 rebounding edge.
Cayden McConley (18 points), Reed Samuel (17 points) and Landon Casteel (10 points) were the top scorers for Battle.
Holston 62, Council 29
Union 49, John Battle 26
FRIDAY, JAN. 26
Ridgeview wins against Abingdon in Mountain 7
Head coach Donnie Frazier’s Ridgeview girls basketball team gave him quite a birthday present — a win over Abingdon in a Mountain 7 District showdown.
Nikole Counts had 15 points, six steals and five assists as Ridgeview recorded the win and avenged an earlier overtime loss to the Falcons.
Ridgeview trialed 34-32 entering the fourth quarter, but closed the game on a 29-15 scoring surge.
Bailey Frazier (15 points), Nyla Gulley (12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists) and Amber Taylor (10 points, seven rebounds) also played well for the Wolfpack.
Grace Hess accounted for 24 of Abingdon’s 49 points.
Wise County Central 52, John Battle 34
Patrick Henry 53, Chilhowie 40
Holston 59, Northwood 41
Chilhowie 82, Patrick Henry 45
Ridgeview 76, Abingdon 72
Northwood 66, Holston 62
Wise County Central 59, John Battle 49
SATURDAY, JAN. 27
E&H overpowers Eastern Mennonite
Sydney McKinney (Union) and Taylor Blevins (Abingdon) each scored 19 points as Emory & Henry overpowered Eastern Mennonite for an 81-72 Old Dominion Athletic Conference triumph.
The Wasps (14-5, 7-3) also received 13 points from Tessa Johnston and 10 points from Peyton Williams.