Girls Basketball Roundup: Warhill Upsets Jamestown as Jamiyah Johnson Logs 1,000th Career Point is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Jewel Walters led Warhill to an upset against Jamestown. (file photo)
Jewel Walters led Warhill to an upset against Jamestown. (File Photo)

On what was shaping up to be a big night for Jamestown’s girls basketball team, Warhill played spoiler by upsetting the Eagles 50-42 on the road Thursday.

During Thursday’s game, Jamestown standout center Jamiyah Johnson scored her 1,000th career point in the second point.

Johnson put up a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, though her performance proved fruitless as the Eagles came up short against the Lions.

Warhill took a one-point lead over Jamestown after one quarter before building a 23-16 halftime advantage over the Eagles.

The Eagles refused to go away, however. Behind Johnson and Leondra Graves, who had her first double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds, the Eagles battled back in the third quarter to tie the game at 28-28 heading into the fourth quarter.

Instead of folding down the stretch, Warhill held Johnson in check and managed to pull away late against Jamestown to secure the major upset.

Warhill (6-7) will host Gloucester on Jan. 28, while Jamestown (10-5) will host New Kent on Jan. 30.

Warhill: 11 12 5 22 — 50
Jamestown: 10 6 12 14 — 42

Warhill: Walters 14, Rochard 8, McClure 12, Cooke 2, Fannin 8, Schultz 6
Jamestown: Johnson 14, Sim 4, Peterson 4, Boyd 2, Graves 12, Simmons 6
3-point goals: Warhill 1 (McClure)


Lafayette Pulls Away from York in Second Quarter

Lafayette put together a smothering defensive performance during a 53-22 home victory against York on Thursday.

The Rams held York to 22 points, which is three fewer points than Lafayette’s previous best defensive performance of the season.

Despite Lafayette’s strong defensive performance, York’s Madison Van Dyke managed to score 15 points, including seven in the first quarter.

Lafayette held a 10-point lead after the first quarter and led York 27-13 at halftime.

The Rams put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Falcons 18-4 and building a 28-point lead heading into the final quarter.

Lafayette (7-7) will have a long break before resuming its season Jan. 30 on the road against Grafton. York (2-11) will travel to play Bruton that same day.

York: 9 4 4 5 — 22
Lafayette: 19 8 18 8 — 53

York: Fowler 2, Van Dyke 15, Winfree 2, Bennett 3
Lafayette: Rivera 7, Gillen 2, Hogan 2, K. Blake 2, Mooradian 2, Lia 24, Holiday 11, R. Blake 2
3-point goals: York 1 (Bennett), Lafayette 4 (Rivera, Holiday 3)


Cunningham Drops 36 in Grafton Rout of New Kent

Haley Cunningham scored a game-high 36 points to lead Grafton to a commanding 81-52 win at home against New Kent on Thursday.

Despite the box score saying otherwise, Grafton began the game uncharacteristically slowly against the Trojans.

New Kent led Grafton 11-3 early in the first quarter before Grafton’s offense woke up and began taking advantage of New Kent turnovers.

By the end of the first quarter, Grafton had taken a five-point lead over the Trojans. The Clippers would not look back, outscoring New Kent by six points in the second quarter.

The third quarter proved the difference maker as the Clippers, led by Cunningham, outscored New Kent 28-11 over an eight-minute span. By the fourth quarter, Grafton held a comfortable lead and was able to cruise to victory.

Grafton (7-7) will continue its season Jan. 30 with a home game against Lafayette.

New Kent: 15 11 11 15 — 52
Grafton: 20 17 28 16 — 81

New Kent: Slater 9, Goodlet 19, Yates 8, Davis 7, Graham 2, Glover 6, Gray 1
Grafton: Cunningham 36, Green 2, Jones 2, Franklin 6, Hare 10, Swann 11, Smith 12, Pigue 2
3-point goals: New Kent 2 (Slater, Glover), Grafton 2 (Cunningham 2)


Big Third Second Quarter Lifts Tabb Over Bruton

Tabb outscored Bruton 21-8 in the second quarter of Thursday’s home game, which propelled the Tigers to a 61-50 win.

After a closely contested first quarter in which the Tigers outscored the Panthers by two points, Tabb experienced a scoring outburst led by Madison Clemons.

Clemons, who had 12 points for Tabb, drained three 3-pointers in the second quarter to give the Tigers a much-needed offensive boost. By halftime, Tabb had extended its lead to 37-22.

Imani McDowell-Jarmon helped Tabb sustain its lead in the second half as the senior scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Tigers saw their lead shrink by one point in the third quarter, but were able to keep Bruton at bay in the fourth quarter for the win.

Tabb (14-2) will continue its season Jan. 30 at home against Smithfield, while Bruton (10-4) will play host to York that same day.

Bruton: 14 8 13 15 — 50
Tabb: 16 21 12 12 — 61

Bruton: Samuel 8, My. Johnson 6, Calloway 3, Ferguson 11, Wynne 1, Sluss 10, Ma. Johnson 9, Lucas 2
Tabb: McDowell-Jarmon 14, Clemons 12, Royal 3, Smith 6, Williams 7, Macfarlane 3, Dadez 4, Harper 12
3-point goals: Bruton 1 (Sluss), Tabb 3 (Clemons 3)


NSA Blazes Past Hampton Roads Academy

Hampton Roads Academy struggled to contain the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offense during a 60-25 road loss Thursday.

Conversely, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s defense put on a solid performance as HRA did not have a player record double-figure points.

The game was essentially out of hand after the first quarter in which Nansemond-Suffolk Academy outscored HRA 23-4. By halftime, the Navigators trailed 35-5.

A tough second half by HRA allowed Nansemond-Suffolk to cruise to the comfortable win.

HRA (3-4) will try to rebound Tuesday at home against Bishop Sullivan Catholic.

HRA: 4 1 9 11 — 25
NSA: 23 12 14 11 — 60

HRA: Davis 2, Kingsbury 8, Mauk 3, Teagle 1, Arcand 7, Payne 2, Ross 2
NSA: Harrell 10, Birdsong 16, Hogan 12, Knierbien 12, Hogg 10
3-point goals: HRA 2 (Mauk, Arcand), NSA 3 (Birdsong 3)