Girls Basketball Roundup: Jamiyah Johnson Leads Jamestown Over Warhill

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Juliette Sim
Juliette Sim drives to the middle of the lane. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

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Jamestown and Warhill went back and forth during a sloppy game Thursday evening.

Jamiyah Johnson of Jamestown proved the difference as her 19 points carried the Eagles to a 46-34 road victory.

"We came away with a win, but I feel Warhill was very good at giving us a run for our money," Jamestown Coach Mary Glisan said after the game.

The first quarter was far from competitive, as Jamestown dominated on offense and defense while outscoring the Lions 13-3.

Jamestown started the first quarter on a quick 7-0 run. With roughly three minutes left in the quarter, Olivia Peterson and Caroline Boyd splashed back-to-back 3-pointers much to the delight of the Jamestown fans in attendance.

The second quarter became more competitive as Warhill was able to string together an 8-0 run behind steals leading to transition points.

Jamestown was able to counter with Johnson's toughness in the paint as the big-bodied junior scored eight of her 19 points in the quarter.

By halftime, Jamestown held a 23-14 lead over the Lions.

Both teams lived in the paint during the third quarter with neither team able to connect on shots from distance. Instead, the teams traded blows under the basket and drew foul shots.

Despite six third-quarter points from Olivia Schulz, Warhill was unable to handle Johnson's size inside the paint during a seven-point third quarter performance.

A fourth quarter charge by Warhill brought the Lions within single digits of the Eagles and put the game into question.

However, clutch back-to-back baskets by Jamestown freshman Corynthian Williams helped slow the bleeding as the Eagles were able to control the ball long enough to drain the clock and secure the victory.

The win, while nice, was not enough to completely please Glisan after the game.

"We made far too many turnovers ... and we missed way too many easy baskets underneath," she said. "We just played down tonight."

Jamestown (3-2) has now won back-to-back games and will look to keep that streak alive with a road game against New Kent on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Warhill (2-1) will look to rebound against Colonial Heights on Monday.

Jamestown: 13 10 11 12 — 46
Warhill: 3 11 8 12 — 34

Jamestown: Johnson 19, Sim 7, Peterson 10, Boyd 5, Graves 1, Williams 4
Warhill: Schulz 12, Fannin 4, Walters 10, Cooke 3, Brungot 2, McCulloch 3
3-point goals: Jamestown 3 (Peterson 2, Boyd), Warhill 1 (McCulloch)

 

Holiday and Lia Lead Lafayette Over York

Lafayette snapped a three-game losing streak during Thursday's 58-25 win against York on the road.

Led by the duo of Kenya Holiday and Rachel Lia, who scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, Lafayette was able to surpass York's total points by halftime.

After a slow first quarter, Lafayette broke out offensively and put up 22 points in the second quarter to take a 30-9 halftime lead. A 16-point third quarter by the Rams put the game well out of reach.

York was led by Madison Van Dyke's 10 points in the losing effort.

Lafayette (2-3) will look to continue its winning ways during a home game against Grafton on Tuesday. York (1-3) has now lost three consecutive games and will try to rebound at home against Bruton on Tuesday.

Lafayette: 8 22 16 12 — 58
York: 6 3 12 4 — 25

Lafayette: Holiday 17, Lia 12, Rivera 8, Hogan 7, K. Blake 6, R. Blake 5, Roberts 3
York: Isaksen 3, Van Dyke 10, North 6, Horner 2, Winfree 2, McKoy-Olivis 2

 

Tabb Hands Bruton First Loss of Season

The Tabb girls basketball team handed Bruton its first loss of the season, upending the Panthers 60-54 on the road Thursday evening.

Both teams came out playing a scrappy and aggressive style of ball with repeated drives into the lane looking for contact.

Led by Brianna Harper's 17 points, Tabb was able to build a solid 31-22 lead by halftime.

Tabb's lead grew in the second half as the Tigers led by as many as 20 points midway through the third quarter.

However, Bruton had one final push left in them down the stretch. Behind Gabby Calloway, who finished with a team-high 15 points, the Panthers pulled back within single digits of the Tigers midway through the fourth quarter.

An injury to Kelsey Sluss' wrist proved costly and Bruton was unable to complete the comeback attempt. Bruton Coach Terrence Green said Sluss is being evaluated to determine the severity of the injury.

Tabb (5-0) will look to keep its undefeated season alive when the Tigers take on Petersburg in a weekend tournament, while Bruton (4-1) will try to rebound on the road against York next Tuesday.

Tabb: 16 15 17 12 — 60
Bruton: 9 13 12 20 — 54

Tabb: McDowell-Jarmon 10, Clemons 8, Royal 5, Smith 9, Williams 6, Macfarlane 5, Harper 17
Bruton: Samuel 8, My. Johnson 8, Calloway 15, Wynne 2, Sluss 10, Ma. Johnson 4, Lucas 7
3-point goals: Tabb 4 (Clemons 2, Smith, Harper), Bruton 4 (My. Johnson 2, Calloway 2)

 

Grafton Cruises Past New Kent

While Grafton's girls basketball team did not play its most polished game of the season, the Clippers still played well enough to defeat New Kent 61-33 on the road Thursday.

Haley Cunningham paced Grafton with a game-high 24 points, none of which came from the 3-pointers –one of Cunningham's best offensive abilities.

Tayah Smith added 12 points for Grafton, while Mikaela Swann chipped in eight points.

Grafton (2-2) will take on Granby during a rare Saturday matchup.

Grafton: 16 8 18 19 — 61
New Kent: 8 7 10 8 — 33

Grafton: Cunningham 24, Green 4, Tavares 1, Jones 7, Franklin 3, Hare 2, Swann 8, Smith 12
New Kent: Yates 8, Davis 9, Jones 4, Cooper 3, Glover 1, Gray 4, Graham 4
3-point goals: New Kent 1 (Cooper)

 

WCA Upends Atlantic Shores

Williamsburg Christian Academy scored a major win Thursday night when the Eagles defeated Atlantic Shores on the road 68-55.

Coming off a sub-par outing, Charnissa Chillers took over the game for WCA with a game-high 28 points.

The Eagles also got supplemental scoring from Armani Franklin (18) and Aquazia Jones (11).

After a mostly even first half that saw WCA leading Atlantic Shores 29-26 at halftime, the Eagles managed to put the game away with a strong fourth quarter performance.

Franklin scored 10 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter with eight coming off free throws. Additionally, Chillers scored 10 fourth-quarter points for the Eagles to help seal the game.

WCA (5-2) will now have a long layoff before playing its next game, which will come Jan. 8 against Broadwater Academy.

WCA: 19 10 12 27 — 68
Atlantic Shores:  15 11 10 19 —55

WCA: Davie 6, A. Jones 11, Boger 5, Franklin 18, Chillers 28
Atlantic Shores: Park 12, Hill 11, Gibson 21, Powell 6, Fitzgerald 9
3-point goals: WCA 1 (A. Jones), Atlantic Shores 2 (Gibson, Fitzgerald)

 

Walsingham Routs USA School

Walsingham Academy held USA School to 15 points — all of which came from Phoebe Vik — during an easy 66-15 home victory on Thursday.

Led by Catherine Williams' 18 points, Walsingham Academy's offense had no problem scoring enough points to earn the victory.

Christine McBeath added 17 points for Walsingham Academy in the victory.

Walsingham (2-3) will now  prepare for a big game Monday against Atlantic Shores.

USA School: 3 6 5 1 — 15
Walsingham: 15 14 26 11 — 66

USA School: P. Vik 15
Walsingham: McBeath 17, Mann 2, Riggs 8, Mauk 6, Marcombe 4, Julien 4, Williams 18, Dangeleit 7
3-point goals: USA School 4 (P. Vik 4), Walshingham 4 (McBeath 2, Mauk 2)