Girls Basketball Roundup: Tabb Tops Jamestown in Showdown is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Tamia Smith helped lead Tabb past Jamestown. (file photo)
Tamia Smith helped lead Tabb past Jamestown. (file photo)

In a showdown between two of the top teams in the Bay Rivers District, Tabb’s girls basketball team exerted its will during a 56-44 win at home against Jamestown on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s showdown was physical inside the paint as the two teams combined for 41 fouls.

The battle of the game was between Jamestown’s Jamiyah Johnson and Tabb’s Imani McDowell-Jarmon, both tall and physical players in the post.

Johnson finished the game with 20 points, while McDowell-Jarmon recorded 11 points.

The difference in the game proved to be the first quarter, in which Tabb outscored Jamestown 19-7. With a 12-point lead in hand after the first quarter, Tabb was able to hold a 28-19 halftime advantage.

A strong third quarter by Tabb gave the Tigers a double-digit advantage heading into the fourth quarter. But despite being outscored in the fourth quarter, Tabb was able to secure a comfortable win over the Eagles.

Tabb (12-1) will visit New Kent on Thursday, while Jamestown (8-4) will try to rebound on the road against Poquoson on Thursday.

Jamestown: 7 12 7 18 — 44
Tabb: 19 9 13 15 — 56

Jamestown: Sim 2, Boyd 4, Williams 2, Graves 4, Simmons 12, Johnson 20
Tabb: McDowell-Jarmon 11, Royal 2, Smith 18, Williams 4, Dadez 5, Harper 16
3-point goals: Jamestown 2 (Simmons 2), Tabb 3 (Smith 3)


Van Dyke Drops 38 to Snap York Losing Streak

York’s Madison Van Dyke scored a career-high 38 points to lead the Falcons to a 59-51 win on the road against New Kent.

New Kent struggled to keep pace with Van Dyke, who took the scoring load on her shoulders and ran isolation plays against the Trojans’ defense. With repeated drives to the hole, Van Dyke was able to score easy points and earn free throws.

“Any time she got the ball, she drove to the hole,” York Coach Michelle Wintermantel said. “They couldn’t keep up with her.”

Despite Van Dyke’s productivity, York still trailed New Kent 34-25 at halftime.

However, York’s aggressiveness paid off in the early fourth quarter when New Kent players began fouling out.

With reserve players forced into the game for New Kent, York’s offense flourished and the Falcons outscored the Trojans 20-7 in the final stanza.

York (2-8) snapped an eight-game losing streak with Tuesday’s win. The Falcons will look to keep their winning ways on Thursday during a home game against Warhill.

York: 8 17 14 20 —  59
New Kent: 11 23 10 7 — 51

York: Van Dyke 38, Fowler 4, North 3, Shoats 8, Horner 2, Eckstein 4
New Kent: Slater 7 , Goodlette 16, Yates 8, Davis 7, Glover 2, Gray 4, Jones 7
3-point goals: York 1 (Shoats), New Kent 1 (Slater)


Lia, Holiday Pace Lafayette Against Warhill

The Lafayette girls basketball team scored a 50-40 victory at home against Warhill Tuesday night behind big performances from guards Rachel Lia and Kenya Holiday.

Lia scored a game-high 19 points for the Rams, while Holiday added 15 points in the victory.

The first half was a close one as Lafayette built a four-point edge over Warhill in the first quarter, but saw the Lions play evenly in the second quarter.

Lafayette held a slight 20-16 lead over Warhill at halftime and was able to slowly grow that lead in the second half.

With a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, Lafayette got big shots from Lia and Holiday in the final stanza to help close out the victory.

Lafayette (6-5) has now won back-to-back games and will continue its season at home against Smithfield on Thursday. Meanwhile, Warhill (4-6) will try to snap a five-game losing skid on the road against York on Thursday.

Warhill: 8 8 9 15 — 40
Lafayette: 12 8 12 18 — 50

Warhill: Cooke 2, Walters 7, Sann 2, Rochard 4, Schultz 15, McClure 10
Lafayette: Gubler 1, Mooridian 2, Lia 19, Holiday 15, McKnight 4, Blake 4
3-point goals: Warhill 2 (Schultz, McClure), Lafayette 5 (Lia 2, Holiday 3)


Smithfield Edges Bruton

Bruton suffered its first loss in four games when the Panthers dropped a 53-46 road game to Smithfield on Tuesday.

The turnaround for Tuesday’s game was a quick one for the Panthers, who played Washington & Lee on Monday.

Bruton hung with Smithfield through the first quarter, but lost control of the game in the second quarter as the Packers outscored the Panthers by nine points.

By halftime, Smithfield held a 26-16 advantage over Bruton.

The Panthers battled back in the third quarter, pulling within four points of Smithfield heading into the fourth quarter. However, the Panthers were unable to close the gap in the fourth quarter during a seven-point loss.

Bruton (8-3) will try to rebound Thursday at home against Grafton.

Smithfield 53, Bruton 46

Bruton: 10 6 15 15 — 46
Smithfield: 11 15 9 18 — 53

Bruton: Samuel 4, My. Johnson 10, Calloway 12, Ferguson 1, Sluss 9, Harrod 4, Ma. Johnson 6
Smithfield: Atkinson 20, Parker 14, Gill 1, Jordan 3, Allmond 15
3-point goals: Bruton 6 (My. Johnson 2, Calloway, Sluss 3), Smithfield 5 (Parker 2, Allmond 3)


Walsingham Defense Shines in Win Against Christchurch

Walsingham Academy put together its best defensive performance of the season as the Trojans held Christchurch to just four points during a 54-4 victory at home on Tuesday.

After the Trojans scored two points in the first quarter, both coming off free throws, Walsingham woke up and exploded for 25 points in the second quarter while holding Christchurch scoreless.

Both Christine McBeath and Chelsea Marcombe each scored eight points in the second quarter, while Emily Mauk added six points in the quarter.

By halftime, the Trojans held a decisive 27-0 lead over Christchurch, which the Trojans were playing for the second consecutive game.

While Christchurch was able to log its first points of the contest in the second half, the Seahorses were outpaced by the Trojans the entire way during the blowout victory.

Walsingham (4-7) will look to extend its win streak to three games at home against Peninsula Catholic on Thursday.

Christchurch: 0 0 2 2 — 4
Walsingham: 2 25 16 11 — 54

Christchurch: Harding 2, Pitts 2
Walsingham: McBeath 10, Marcombe 10, Williams 9, Mauk 9, Riggs 6, Mann 6, Julien 4
3-point goals: Walsingham 1 (Mauk)


Grafton Falls at Poquoson

Grafton lost its second consecutive game Tuesday during a 42-34 road loss against Poquoson.

The Clippers fall to 5-6 on the season and will attempt to rebound on the road against Bruton on Thursday.

Individual statistics were not reported for this game.

Poquoson 42, Grafton 34