TUESDAY, JAN. 3
Patrick Henry loses lead against Northwood
Sophomore Alex Tuell continued his strong season with a 25-point effort as Northwood used a dominant third quarter to pull away for a Hogoheegee District victory, Northwood 75, Patrick Henry 62.
Northwood trailed 27-23 at the half, but outscored the Rebels by a 23-8 count in the third.
Luke Carter — another sophomore — added 21 points and senior Chance Moore had 12 for the Panthers.
Zach Brown led Patrick Henry with 16 points. Josh Presley (14 points) and Sam Fullen (11) also played well for PH.
Union 79, Abingdon 62
Chilhowie 66, Holston 54
Patrick Henry 44, Northwood 34
Abingdon 66, Union 59
Holston 64, Chilhowie 59
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31
Galax girls defeat Holston in runaway game
Essence Brown was 8-for-11 from the field en route to a 19-point performance as the Galax Maroon Tide improved to 16-3 with a win over the Holston Cavaliers, Galax 53, Holston 17.
Holston was coming off a 64-59 win over Chilhowie on Tuesday, but the Cavaliers managed just seven second-half points on Wednesday. Erica Crabtree and Liyah French each scored five points in the loss.
E&H women rock Roanoke
Sydney McKinney racked up 16 points, five assists and four rebounds as the Emory & Henry College Wasps rolled to a 98-64 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory over Roanoke on Wednesday night.
Twelve different players scored for E&H (15-5, 8-3) as the Wasps shot a sizzling 67.2 percent from the field and extended their winning streak to four games.
A former Union High School star, McKinney is averaging 10.4 points per game and has scored in double digits in five of Emory & Henry’s last six games.
THURSDAY, FEB. 1
Battle’s Haderer scores 28 in Trojans victory
Callie Haderer pumped in 28 points as the John Battle Trojans mashed Marion for a 58-49 non-district girls basketball road win on Thursday.
Battle built a 34-22 halftime lead en route to the win.
The duo of Gracie Billings (16 points) and Abbie Jennings (13 points) led the way for Marion.
John Battle 66, Marion 57
SATURDAY, FEB. 3
John Battle girls rally for OT win over VHS
The John Battle girls basketball squad rejected any notion Saturday night that its win over Southwest District-leading Virginia High was any sort of fluke last month.
A Bethany Smith free throw and a block by Callie Haderer on a potential game-winning shot by Virginia High’s Taylor Owens got the Trojans to overtime and from there Battle brought home a 54-51 victory.
After scoring 36 points in John Battle’s previous win over Virginia High, Haderer put in 25 points this time around, including the first bucket of overtime that gave the Trojans the lead for good.
Smith added two more free throws and a basket of her own in the extra session to finish with 12 points. Sydney Bailey chipped in with nine points.
John Battle 75, Virginia 59
E&H records key win
Taylor Blevins (Abingdon) went for 21 points and 10 rebounds as Emory & Henry College stopped Randolph-Macon for a key 84-77 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory.E&H (16-5, 9-3) and Randolph-Macon (16-4, 9-3) are now tied for second place in the ODAC.
Tessa Johnson added 13 points and Sullivan East High School graduate Kara Stafford chipped in with 12 points for the Wasps, who took advantage of 27 R-M turnovers.
Lynchburg 81, Emory & Henry 79