It was a comfortable night for Glass with a 10- point lead with hitting contested 3- pointers
the seniors had everything working for them. Savion Austin led all scorers with 16 points.
His teammate DreSean Kendrick added 13points. Hugh Wood also had hot hand with 8points
to seal the win for Glass. Hilltoppers advance to the region finals where they will play Halifax Tuesday night at Halifax. Glass got off to a fast start 18-7 in the first quarter Salem put on a full-court press start of the game but it wasn't enough to stop Glass offense. Hilltoppers led by as many as 32 points in the
fourth quarter, forced Salem to commit 23 turnovers. Glass shot 58% from inside the arc and
45% from-3points range in the first half to take a 38-16 lead at halftime. Salem was led by Ethan
English, with 15 points. EM-SPORTS 2/21/20
EC Glass got back on the winning streak by defeating Jefferson Forest 61-31 Friday night
Mya Hamlet Seminole District player of the year and EM-SPORTS player of the year had
17 points and 15 rebounds and five assists, her teammate Amari Osei added a double- with
10 points and 10 steals, Jeriyah Osborne scored 12 points. Pais Pettitt scored 8 points
for Cavaliers. Next up Blacksburg Tuesday night at Glass. EM-SPORTS 2/21/20
Championship games take own a hold new life. When playoff time arrives, players are asked to give more and do more.
The Seminole District decided to give the best four teams during the regular season a chance to claim Seminole supremacy and wear the crowns of the champions.
In the Girls' final, the overwhelming favorite, the EC Glass Hilltoppers, had dispatched and overcome every opponent during the regular season. The ladies had completed an undefeated regular season (14-0) and looked to continue their dominance in the district. The #1 seeded Hilltoppers were facing upstart and upset-minded Amherst County Lancers, the #3 seed. The Lancers had already exacted some revenge with an overtime thriller against the #2 Brookville Bees and were looking to take that momentum into the title game.
The Lancers wasted no time in hittting the favorites in the opening period. With a strong defense and tough inside presence (height advantage), the Lancers were able to grab a 11-9 lead going into the second period. The EC Glass Hilltoppers took the lancers best punch and came out swinging. The Hilltoppers led by the unanimous District Player of the Year, Mya Hamlet, turned up the heat and flexed their speed and offensive firepower. The Hilltoppers found Hamlet and she found the basket. When the second period was complete, the Hilltoppers had taken the lead and momentum into the half.
A game lasts four quaters but sometimes it can be won in a single quarter. That was the case with the Lancers and the third period. The Lancers seized the moment and knew the time was now to grab a potential title. The Lancers held up to the pressure caused by EC Glass' hectic fullcourt pressure defense. The play of guards allowed Amherst to keep their poise and get the ball to their strength, Nadia West, the junior center, collected all the important rebounds. She not only kept the ball from EC Glass, she also cleaned up the misses from her teammates keeping the Hilltoppers at bay.
The fourth quarter saw both teams go back and forth with each other however Amherst never wavered nor allowed their slim lead to disappear. A Holland Saunders three-pointer was a backbreaker for the Hilltoppers and the Lancers finished the upset with the 66-60 victory.
Both teams made their living at the free throw line. Amherst scored 19 points in 31 attempts while Glass made 16 of 25 attempts. Mya Hamlet, led all scorers with 26 points, converted 12 of 15. Kendra Smith led her team with 17 points and teammate Holland Saunders, (3) three pointers on her way to 16 points and Dominique Irving chipped in 11. Jemiya Henry contributed 11 points for the Hilltoppers but it was not enough to overcome the balance scoring the Lancers put together.
Both teams have already qualified for the Region 4 VHSL Tournament. Both teams shall host their respective first round games on Friday, Feb. 21st.
2019-2020 SEMINOLE DISTRICT GIRLS FIRST TEAM SELECTIONS
Nadia West, Amherst County
Kylie Stark, Brookville
Mya Hamlet, EC Glass
Jordyn Wright-Goode, EC Glass
Amari Osei, EC Glass
Tatiyana Graham, Heritage
Paris Pettittt, Jefferson Forest
Alex Camplin, Liberty Christian
Player of the Year: Mya Hamlet, EC Glass
Coach of the Year: Anitra Thomas, EC Glass
The LCA Bulldogs had won the regular season title and they were looking to pull the sweep with the Seminole District Tournament Crown. The EC Glass Hilltoppers were looking to grab the crown after being the lowest seed of the four team postseason tournament.
The two teams had split their regular season matchups. In a game that pitted these two teams, seperated by less than five miles, it had been a long wait to get this rubber match underway.
The Bulldogs knew what to expect with a raucous crowd and the pressure of the being the top dog. The Hilltoppers were armed and ready to bring home a title that they had viewed as one of several championships that were on their "to-do" lists.
Senior Guard Rayvon Graham wanted the ball and knew what to do with it. He was easily the sparkplug and the difference maker in a game that feature good shooting, athletic plays and great intensity.
Graham was the brightest star as he had a hand in everything that happened on both ends of the court.
He scored a game high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. He not only stuffed the stat sheet he also led his team in all those categories. Teammate Hugh Wood supported his team with 12 points, including two threes that got the team off to a fast start.
The Bulldogs were gamed but didn't have enough bite to claim the prize. Jalen Leftwich scored 18 points while grabbing a game-high nine rebounds. His running mate Rynning Bohrnstedt pumped in 14.
Glass took an 18-10 lead after the first quarter. LCA responded with a 17-15 second quarter that brought the deficit to six at halftime. Both teams had ideas of taking control after halftime but for every Hilltopper basket the Bulldogs answered and vice versa. The teams tied with 16 points apiece going into the fourth quarter. The contest stayed tight in the last eight minutes but EC Glass and Graham made enough plays down the stretch that kept the Bulldogs from getting over the hump.
With the 67-59 victory, EC Glass heads into their VHSL Region 4D tournament with a home game on Friday, Feb. 21st. LCA may have lost but their season is still alive and well. They will prepare for the VHSL Region 3C on Friday as a host team. Both teams will look to continue their quests for state titles in their respective state classifications.
2019-2020 SEMINOLE DISTRICT GIRLS FIRST TEAM SELECTIONS
Elijah Butler, Amherst County
Donnie Cook, Brookville
Savion Austin, EC Glass
Hugh Wood, EC Glass
Jacobi Lambert, Heritage
Joseph Peters, Jefferson Forest
Micah Crider, Liberty
Jalen Leftwich, Liberty Christian
Conor Hartless Liberty Christian
Player of the Year: Jalen Leftwich, Liberty Christian
Coach of the Year: Paul Redgate, Liberty Christian
Appomattox Senior Casey Scruggs scored 27 points as the Raiders pulled away to easily
defeat Nelson 69- 43 on Friday night at Appomattox. Nelson closed the first half
35-22. A 12-2 run early in the second half effectively put the game
away. Tevin Hurt added 11 points and seven rebounds. Nelson Center Jaren Purris
had 16 points. EM-SPORTS 2/15/20
Robby Matos Standing just 5-foot-9, the freshman defied his size and played huge game,
scoring 12 points in the first half of game. Matos finished the game with 18 points and though he might
be small in stature but he has the biggest heart. Virginia Episcopal and Benedictine were tied in the game 14-14 with 1:25 minutes to go in the first quarter. VES the raced out to a 5 point lead in the first four
minutes of the second quarter with pair of 3-points from Fabio Dias who finished with 17 points. His teammate, Klemen Vuga scored 18 points inside the paint. Brandon Jenking finished with 17 points for Benedictine
Lynchburg LCA offense was not clicking they fell behind and they could never get going Bulldog
only scored 2 points in the first quarter. It was an especially difficult night for Alex
Camplin after a poor shot early in the first quarter. Camplin ends up with 16 points.
LCA head coach Patterson was out of town Bulldog started off sluggish, as is
becoming the norm for this year’s team. Lord Botetourt found its spark Tuesday night
With Mitte Veldman scored 24 points they could not stop her inside the paint. She had four blocks shots inside the paint. Botetourt best opportunity to steal a win on the road 47-29. EM-SPORTS 1/21/20
Lynchburg EM-SPORTS Crosstown arrivals Jefferson Forest and LCA Those teams go back to the past History When LCA came into the Seminole District They become more serious
when they played each other It was the talk of the Town. Friday night was a hard-fought battle but LCA came out the winner 59-42.
Jefferson Forest could not stop Jalen Leftwich that led all scorers with 18 points. Other top scorers for LCA Rynning Bohrnstedt 10 points, Seth Hildebra 14 points, The top score for Jefferson Forest Timothy Peters with 13 points. the Cavaliers had 11 turnovers they had four turnovers in first-quarter LCA has a total of 7 turnovers. 1/17/20
Lynchburg VA -LCA dominate the game by shooting 70% percent from the floor. LCA had four players in double figures Seth Hildebrand with 27 points and Connor Hartless 10 points, Rynning
Bohrnstedt 10 points, Jalen Leftwick 22 points. VES had two technical fouls call in the first half
The game got very physical Inside LCA Control the offensive board and the defensive board VES cut the lead to two with 4:53 to go in the third quarter. Jalen Leftwick got hot from the corner shooting threes LCA went up by 24 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. LCA pull it out with a victory 84-61. Piercen Young was the high score for VES with 16 points. 1/14/20
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Glass was favored to win this game over Heritage Thomas made all the difference. Thomas only double-digit scorer in the defensive battle boy's basketball game on Monday night.
Thomas was the only player for either team to finish with 11 points. The Pioneers upset the Hilltoppers inside Mc Cue Gymnasium, 42-36, Heritage top Football recruits six-foot 6 inches a defense end Bre' Andre Horlsey (six points, six rebounds) a key player with his inside rebound and blocking shots.Glass
led twice against Heritage; once in the opening minutes and then again in the fourth quarter when a layup by Brian Hunt six points gave the Glass a 28-27 lead. Hugh wood hit a 3 point to sparked Glass comeback less than a minute in-game. Wood finished with 9 points. Heritage Jacobi Lambert hit two
free throws for a four-point lead to win.
Mya Hamlet too control of the game to lead Glass to victory over Heritage 55-25 Monday night at
E C Glass. Hamlet had 12 points and eight steals, six assists, 14 rebounds. She had plenty of help from her teammates Amari Osel 19 points, Jordyn Goode, 11 points for the win. It turned into the lowest scoring game between Glass and Heritage girls. Glass turned the ball over several times against Heritage press
defense. Heritage also had a lot of turnovers from Glass press defense they start throwing the ball all out
of bounds Glass started to build a big lead to go (9-1, 5-0)
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Two high school football players will get the opportunity to show off their skills on the big screen this weekend.
Trequan Tucker, a senior at Rustburg High School, and Brandon Davis, a senior at Halifax County High School, were selected for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa, Florida this weekend.
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Glass full-court press cause a lot of turnovers for Brookville their defense made it miserable for them.
Brookville had five turnovers in the first quarter, Glass got in foul trouble in the second quarter with Jordy Wright Goode had three fouls on her in the first half of the game. Glass and Brookville shot a low 23% percent from the floor in the second quarter. The game was tied three times before halftime the score was 24-22 before halftime Kyle Sterk hit a three-pointer from the corner to cut the lead to two. Mya Hamlett was the hero for her performance with 21 points and five rebounds with help from a teammate who played a key role Jordy Wright Goode 12 points. Varsity Lady Hilltoppers finished the Cave Spring Christmas Classic 2-1, now 8-1 overall on the season. Senior Mya Hamlet making the All
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Mya Hamlett scored 16 points and Amaril Osei added 13 points Glass saw multiple double-digit leads disappear but ended up winning the game, outlasting LCA 46 - 43. Hamlett scored in the lane, from
the foul line she control land with layup. Hamlett play all-around game in the Knights' winter Varsity
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Richmond VA The last game and the main event of the above the rim classic saw John Marshall take on nationally-ranked Sierra Canyon. the Justices gave the fans plenty of reason to cheer after a couple of big three-points by sophomore Reginald Robertson. John Marshall gave the hometown fans hope after trailing only 29-26 at the half. however, Sierra Canyon come out with a huge third-quarter run that saw them go up by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter and eventually close out John Marshall 66-65. ''In the second half we tried to make an adjustment to attack the rim more throw some lobs and see if we can get our game going that way, '' Sierra Canyon Coach Andre Chevalier said after the game when asked about his second-half adjustments. while the crowd fawned over freshman phenom Bronny James, son of NBA superstar Lebron James, it was Kentucky commit Brandon ''BJ'' Boston that took the game over finishing with a game-high 31 points. with me being the senior, I have to bring the guys together, bring the energy and do what I have to do to get the win,'' said Boston of his performance. Boston and TCU commit Terren Frank, who added 15 points, provided the senior leadershipSierra Canyon needed to prevent the huge upset. John Marshall star big man Roosevelt Wheeler could not get going due to foul trouble and finished with the same amount of points ( four) as fouls. Bronny James finished with only 2 points and could never really establish any rhythm. ''We're resilient no matter what happens we find a way to get ourselves back in the game,'' said Coach Chevalier. Sierra Canyon will leave Richmond and head back to California after a long road trip including traveling from Las Vegas to Richmond prior to the game. Coach Chevalier is expecting his team to get better and gear up for a successful finish to the season. ''We're working on incremental improvement so when we get to the playoffs we can be maxed.'' EM-SPORTS 12/21/19
Richmond )The Phoebus Phantoms jumped out to a sever-points first quarter lead to take the partisan crownd out of the game at the Arthur Ashe Center. the last game of the above the rim Classic;s undercard saw Phoebus knock off Petersburg 66-55 behind Sharif Mahir's 19 points. Petersburg clawed their way back into the game and trailed 28-23 at the half but Phoebus held the lead and answered any attempt at a run by Petersburg. Jaden Walker led Petersburg with 19 points including shoot 5 of 7 from the field and successful on 3 of 3 from three. EM-SPORTS 12/21/19
VES lost in the finals in the Hargrave Military Academy Tip-Off Showcase
Life of Christian Academy defeated VES 62 to 60 to win the showcase tournament.
Both teams playing with a lot of energy. The game was tied several times in the final minutes of the game Ikechi Chantilou got the ball to score a lay-up to make the score 28 to 25 before halftime.
start of the second quarter Kenard Richardson had two slam dunk in the game with 16 points and
10 rebounds Life Christian his teammate Ikechi Chantilou also had 28 points to lead the way for the win 62 to 60. Garrett Treanor kept VES in-game his with three points shots he made three in a row
finished the game with 16 points. EM-SPORTS 11/17/19
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