The Tabb girls basketball team played a relentless full-court pressure defense at home against Norfolk Academy on Monday night, leading to 19 steals and a decisive 60-35 victory.
Of the 19 steals, seven came from Imani McDowell-Jarmon and six came from Tamia Smith.
Tabb’s aggressive defense created havoc and led to easy points in transition. Norfolk Academy occasionally navigated through the press and scored easy buckets, but more often than not Tabb came out on top.
By halftime, the Tigers led Norfolk Academy 33-17 and never looked back in the second half.
While it took Tabb until the fourth quarter to pull away for good, the Tigers kept Norfolk Academy at bay in the second half and led by at least 15 points throughout.
Tabb (3-0) will now prepare to host Grafton on Tuesday.
Norfolk Academy: 6 11 11 7 — 35
Tabb: 15 18 11 16 — 60
Norfolk Academy: Best 6, Williams 2, Worthy 2, Wing 13, Moore 12
Tabb: McDowell-Jarmon 9, Eastep 2, Clemons 4, Royal 4, Smith 13, Rodgers 2, Williams 6, Macfarlane 6, Harper 14
3-point goals: Norfolk Academy 2 (Moore 2), Tabb 4 (McDowell-Jarmon, Smith 2, Harper)
Jamestown’s girls basketball team squandered a 12-point first quarter lead during a 56-45 loss at home against Smithfield on Monday evening.
A smothering Jamestown defense paired with an efficient offense allowed the Eagles to jump on Smithfield in the first quarter. After eight minutes of play, Jamestown held a 15-3 lead over the Packers.
Smithfield woke up in the second quarter, however, as the Packers outpaced the Eagles 19-7 and tied the game at 22-22 by halftime.
A strong third quarter by Smithfield proved enough for the Packers to secure the win as they were able to hold off a late Jamestown run in the fourth quarter.
Leading Jamestown in the loss was freshman Corynthian Williams with 11 points. Juliette Sim chipped in 10 points.
Jamestown (1-2) will face a quick turnaround when the Eagles play a road game against Lafayette on Tuesday.
Smithfield: 3 19 19 15 – 56
Jamestown: 15 7 11 12 — 45
Smithfield: Almond 10, Atkinson 22, Parker 9, Cypress 3, Jordan 12 Jamestown: Johnson 6, Sim 10, Peterson 5, Graves 3, Boyd 4, Williams 11, Simmons 6
3-point goals: Smithfield 3 (Parker 3 ), Jamestown 3 (Sim 2, Peterson 1)