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Walsingham Academy and Atlantic Shores traded blows during an explosive fourth quarter that saw a combined 62 points.
In the end, the Trojans were able to outpace the Seahawks for a statement 70-63 home-court stand.
Walsingham’s offense was anything but polished in the first quarter as the Trojans leaned entirely on Richard Washington for points: Washington scored all seven of Walsingham’s points in the opening quarter.
Trailing by five points after the opening quarter, Walsingham flipped the script on Atlantic Shores in the second quarter as the Trojans played lock down defense and got 10 second-quarter points from Dusan Vicentic.
Walsingham held a 24-18 halftime lead, which grew in the third quarter thanks to six points from Washington and Jaylin Stewart.
The fourth quarter was a contrast of style for Walsingham and Atlantic Shores. While Atlantic Shores drained five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and looked to stretch the floor, Walsingham attacked the rim and relied on 15 fourth-quarter free throws to pace the offense.
With Walsingham able to slow the game down slightly in the fourth quarter, the Trojans were able to withstand the high-scoring game and secure the victory over a talented Atlantic Shores team.
Walsingham (8-1) will get some extended rest until resuming its season Saturday on the road against Massaponnex.
Atlantic Shores: 12 6 11 32 — 63
Walsingham: 7 17 16 30 — 70
Atlantic Shores: Pitt 20, Cannady 9, Trotman 9, Lodler 2, Bartaskas 16, Kimbrough 6
Walsingham: Washington 23, West 7, Demodna 4, Stewart 16, Vicentic 20
3-point goals: Atlantic Shores 5 (Pitt 2, Bartaskas 3), Walsingham 4 (Washington, West, Stewart, Vicentic)
Tabb Uses Fourth-Quarter Rally to Down Lafayette
With Tabb trailing by four points with five minutes left in Monday’s home game against Lafayette, the Tigers drained three of their final four shots to earn a tough 56-51 victory.
Tabb started the game on a hot streak, outscoring the Rams 18-10 in the first quarter and holding a 31-27 lead at halftime after Lafayette battled back in the second quarter.
After an almost completely even third quarter, Lafayette opened the fourth quarter on a 9-1 run to take the lead over Tabb.
Following the Lafayette run, Tabb played lockdown defense down the stretch and forced the Rams to commit costly turnovers that led to points in transition.
Free throw shooting by Tabb proved to be the difference in the fourth quarter as the Tigers were able to keep Lafayette at bay until the final buzzer.
Tabb (2-3) snaps a two-game losing streak with the win and will look to keep its winning ways going during a Wednesday home game against Smithfield.
Meanwhile, Lafayette (3-3) has dropped three of its last four games and will try to rebound Wednesday on the road against Grafton.
Tabb: 18 13 9 16 — 56
Lafayette: 10 17 10 14 — 51
Tabb: Jackson 4, Brown 20, Jansen 6, Eleby 2, Pearson 9, Jordan 15
Lafayette: Jefferson 9, Logan 2, Woollum 2, Edwards 4, Adderty 6, Underwood 3, Canady 12, Neville 13
3-point goals: Tabb 2 (Jansen, Jordan), Lafayette 5 (Adderty 2, Neville 2, Underwood)
New Kent Rallies to Defeat Warhill
After leading for the first three quarters of play, Warhill surrendered a fourth-quarter lead during a 75-70 road loss against New Kent.
While Warhill was never able to pull away from the Trojans over the first three quarters of play, the Lions held a small advantage throughout behind strong play from Marquez Belle, who had 21 points.
A late fourth-quarter rally by New Kent pushed the Trojans into the lead and the Lions were unable to recover.
Warhill (1-4) has lost three consecutive games and will try to rebound at home against Poquoson on Wednesday.
Complete statistics were not reported for this game.
Warhill: 18 15 20 17 — 70
New Kent: 16 16 20 23 — 75
Warhill: Belle 21, Davis 13, Stovall 10, Troy-Wilson 10, Brooks 7, Anzola 6, Rosario 3
New Kent: Claytor 19
3-point goals: Warhill 4 (Stovall 2, Troy-Wilson, Belle)