Full Court Press Wednesday Highlights and Scores:
The Altavista boys broke open a five-point game at the half against William Campbell, beating the Generals 51-37 in the Region B, Division 1 quarterfinals Wednesday night at Altavista.
Darius Johnson led Colonels scoring with 17, Juan Thornhill added 14. Altavista improves to 19-and-3 on the season. The Colonels will face Gretna in the region semifinals Friday night at 7 at Amherst County High School.
Gretna got by Cumberland 53-47, Javon Bennett led the Hawks with 20 points. This will be the fourth meeting this season between Altavista and Gretna, Altavista has won the first three.
Friday night's winner earns an automatic state tournament berth and advances to Saturday's region championship game.
Andrew Rowsey of Rockbridge County poured in 32 points, but the Wildcats fell at Spotswood 87-61. The loss ends Rowsey's high school career, an incredible one that saw him pile up 2,637 points, only 50 shy of the VHSL all-time mark.
Dogwood champ Dan River won its Region B, Division 2 quarterfinal, knocking off Bluestone 59-42. The Wildcats face 23-1 Buckingham County Friday night in the region semis, Buckingham slipped by Goochland 50-47, Cam Johnson led Buckingham with 20 points.
The Heritage girls rallied from six points down with 6:00 left to beat Staunton River 53-49. Cameron Carter led Heritage with 20 points and 4 steals. Heritage earns an automatic state tournament berth and will face Lord Botetourt in Friday night's 6 o'clock championship game at Staunton River High School.
MORE BOYS SCORES:
AA Region IV / Division 3
Abingdon 65, Cave Spring 57
Martinsville 72, Marion 66AA Region IV / Division 4 Semifinal Carroll County 59, Magna Vista 57 Salem 62, Blacksburg 45
A Region B / Division 1 First Round Altavista 51, William Campbell 37 East Rockingham 58, Nottoway 54 Gretna 53, Cumberland 47 Page County 68, Amelia County 51A Region B / Division 2First Round Buckingham County 50, Goochland 47 Dan River 59, Bluestone 42 Stuarts Draft 95, Clarke County 84 William Monroe 74, Strasburg 50A Region C / Division 1 First Round Auburn 68, Holston 43 Covington 77, Bath County 70A Region C / Division 2 First Round Glenvar 63, Fort Chiswell 53 Graham 68, George Wythe-Wytheville 51 Grayson County 76, Floyd County 67 Radford 91, Chilhowie 48
AA Region IV / Division 3 Semifinal Patrick County 59, Abingdon 51 Richlands 46, Tazewell 35AA Region IV / Division 4 First RoundSemifinal Carroll County 59, Magna Vista 46 Salem 42, Hidden Valley 29