WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.
During a week in which the Historic Triangle is expecting snow, Grafton’s Brent Parker made it rain from behind the 3-point line during Wednesday’s 60-56 overtime win against Tabb on the road.
Parker, who scored a team-high 21 points, drained seven 3-pointers for the Clippers during the victory. In total, Grafton sank nine 3-pointers with three coming in overtime.
The first half was dominated by Grafton as the Clippers gave Tabb’s defense trouble. Grafton held a six-point lead by the end of the first quarter and held a commanding 27-15 halftime advantage over the Tigers.
Tabb refused to go away quietly as Jalin Jordan, who had a double-double of 23 points and 19 rebounds, helped keep the Tigers competitive in the second half.
After cutting into Grafton’s lead by three points in the third quarter, Tabb got aggressive on offense and drew contact while driving to the lane. The Tigers attempted 10 free throws in the fourth quarter, which slowed the game down and allowed Tabb to spark a comeback.
Grafton connected on just three field goals during the fourth quarter, and that allowed Tabb to eventually tie the game and take a late fourth-quarter lead.
A last-second field goal by Grafton sent the game into overtime, where Grafton’s offense once again found its spark.
Three Grafton players – Parker, Adam King and Kiran Durant – hit 3-pointers in the overtime period to pace Grafton’s offense. Tabb was unable to keep up, and Grafton escaped with the narrow victory.
Grafton (13-2) will host New Kent on Friday, while Tabb (8-7) has lost three of its last four games and will try to rebound on the road against Bruton that same day.
Grafton: 13 14 16 7 10 — 60
Tabb: 7 8 19 16 6 — 56
Grafton: Murillo 10, King 5, Alves 10, Brown 5, Durant 9, Parker 21
Tabb: K. Brown 10, Jansen 8, Pearson 6, Jordan 23, Hunter 7, Smith 2
3-point goals: Grafton 9 (King, Durant, Parker 7), Tabb 2 (Jansen, Hunter)
Warhill’s Upset Bid Against Smithfield Falls Short
Despite sinking 11 3-pointers on the road, Warhill came up short during a 79-70 loss against Smithfield on Wednesday.
Jimmel Davis did his best to keep Warhill competitive against Smithfield, scoring a team-high 23 points and draining five 3-pointers.
Despite being generally overmatched against Smithfield, Warhill managed to hang with the Packers through the whole game.
The Lions trailed Smithfield by four points after the first quarter and were down six at halftime.
Warhill actually cut into Smithfield’s lead by one point in a high-scoring third quarter, but was unable to keep pace with Smithfield down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
The loss ends what was a two-game win streak for Warhill (3-11), which will try to rebound at home against Jamestown on Friday.
Warhill: 13 15 22 20 — 70
Smithfield: 17 17 21 24 — 79
Warhill: Brooks 5, Troy-Wilson 8, Stovall 3, Davis 23, Rosario 2, Anzola 8, Ashby 8, Belle 13
Smithfield: Ryan 4, Elliot 6, Turner 12, Jones 24, Stafford 16, Shepherd 8, Tucker 5, Robertson 4
3-point goals: Warhill 11 (Troy-Wilson 2, Stovall, Davis 5, Ashby 2, Belle), Smithfield 5 (Turner, Jones 2, Shepherd, Tucker)
Jamestown Bench Provides Spark in Win Against Lafayette
After a slow first half by Jamestown’s starters, bench players proved the difference maker as the Eagles defeated Lafayette 65-41 on the road Wednesday evening.
In what is normally an offense led by Mason and Evan Wang, the Eagles got just 14 combined points from the brothers. Instead, players like Diamantae Brown and Mark Lipscomb stepped up and provided a spark.
Lafayette played even with Jamestown in the first quarter before falling behind seven points in the second quarter. By halftime, Jamestown held a 27-20 lead over the Rams.
After a halftime pep talk, Jamestown came out looking like a different team in the third quarter. The Eagles found an offensive rhythm and outscored the Rams 20-6.
With Jamestown holding a comfortable 47-26 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles were able to cruise to what ultimately was a 24-point victory.
Jamestown (13-1) will play a road game against Warhill on Friday, while Lafayette (5-8) will travel to play York on Friday.
Jamestown: 9 18 20 18 — 65
Lafayette: 9 11 6 15 — 41
Jamestown: Ra. Jones 4, Greene 6, M. Wang 8, Brown 14, Ry. Jones 4, E. Wang 6, Schmidt 6, Lipscomb 6, Swain 11
Lafayette: Jefferson 3, Logan 1, Woollum 2, Edwards 9, Adderty 10, Canaday 2, Perozek 3, Ware 3, Neville 8
3-point goals: Jamestown 3 (Ra. Jones, M. Wang 2), Lafayette 2 (Adderly, Ware)
Bruton Dominates New Kent
Bruton snapped a two-game losing streak when the Panthers hit the road and defeated New Kent 73-53 on Wednesday.
The Panthers had a fast start in the first half, building a 42-28 halftime lead over the Trojans.
While Bruton’s scoring pace dipped in the second half, the Panthers still extended their lead for a comfortable 20-point win.
Bruton (8-5) will face a tough test Friday when the Panthers host Tabb.
Individual statistics were not reported for this game.
Bruton 73, New Kent 53
Poquoson Holds Off York
York came within four points of Poquoson in the fourth quarter, but the Falcons came up just short during a 52-45 road loss on Wednesday.
The Falcons scored all of their points from inside the paint or at the free throw line on Wednesday as the team struggled to hit jump shots as a whole.
Tyler Christian had a standout performance for York against Poquoson, scoring a career-high 25 points and going 11-of-14 from the field.
Unfortunately for York, Christian was unable to provide enough scoring down the stretch as Poquoson slowly pulled away from the Falcons.
York (0-15) will take on Lafayette at home on Friday,looking for its first win of the season.
Individual statistics were not reported for this game.
Poquoson 52, York 45