Girls Basketball Roundup: Tabb Knocks Off Smithfield in OT is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Tamia Smith helped lead Tabb past Smithfield. (file photo)
Tamia Smith helped lead Tabb past Smithfield. (File Photo)

Tabb avenged an early-season loss to Smithfield by topping the Packers 65-62 in overtime at home Friday evening.

The Tigers came out red-hot from the field in the first quarter, sinking four 3-pointers in the opening eight minutes of play to establish an eight-point lead.

Smithfield battled back in the second quarter to cut Tabb’s lead by two points heading into halftime. Tabb held a slight 32-26 lead over Smithfield at the break.

The Packers switched up defenses in the second half, opting to run a 2-3 zone instead of the 1-3-1 zone used in the first quarter. The change of defenses slowed Tabb’s offense and allowed Smithfield to claw back into the game.

By the end of the third quarter, Smithfield had pulled within one point of Tabb.

Smithfield took a three-point lead in the fourth quarter, putting Tabb in a dire situation. With eight seconds left in regulation, Tabb’s Tamia Smith drained a 3-pointer from the corner to tie the game and send it into overtime.

The Tigers took an early lead in the overtime period, managing to hold on for the narrow victory.

Tabb (15-2) will visit York on Tuesday hoping to extend its two-game winning streak.

Smithfield: 10 16 19 12 5 — 62
Tabb: 18 14 14 11 8 — 65

Smithfield: Atkinson 28, Parker 13, Hill 2, Tucker 2, Allmond 17
Tabb: McDowell-Jarmon 7, Clemons 13, Smith 20, Williams 12, Macfarlane 2, Harper 11
3-point goals: Smithfield 6 (Parker 3, Allmond 3), Tabb 9 (Clemons 4, Smith 4, Harper)


Warhill Dominates Poquoson

For the first time since Dec. 17, Warhill’s girls basketball team has a winning record overall.

The Lions won their third consecutive game Friday night at home during a 56-32 thumping of Poquoson.

Jewel Walters played lockdown defense for the Lions against Poquoson’s best player, Sondra Fan. Walters held Fan to 13 points in the game.

For Warhill, Kieran McClure and Olivia Schulz paced the offense with 17 and 14 points, respectively.

After falling behind by one point in the first quarter, the Lions took the lead in the second quarter. At halftime, Warhill led Poquoson 21-18.

A strong third quarter by Warhill in which the Lions outscored Poquoson 13-4 helped blow the game open in Warhill’s favor, giving the Lions a 12-point cushion heading into the fourth quarter.

The Lions finished strong down the stretch, outscoring Poquoson 22-10 in the final quarter to clinch the win.

Warhill (8-7) will try to continue its winning ways when the Lions host Grafton on Tuesday.

Poquoson: 13 5 4 10 — 32
Warhill: 12 9 13 22 — 56

Poquoson: Moore 5, K. Forrest 2, Long 2, Fan 13, A. Forrest 2, Jennings 6, Devutt 2
Warhill: K. Cooke 7, Walters 6, Rochard 7, J. Cooke 5, Schulz 14, McClure 17
3-point goals: Poquoson 2 (Moore, Fan), Warhill 3 (McClure 3)


Walsingham Succumbs to Richmond Christian

Walsingham Academy dropped its third consecutive game Friday evening as the Trojans lost a tough 53-19 road game against Richmond Christian.

The Trojans were outmatched from the opening tip against Richmond Christian, which recorded 23 steals and 20 offensive rebounds against Walsingham Academy.

Walsingham Academy committed 36 turnovers in the game, which surpassed Walsingham’s shot total of 29 field goal attempts.

The Trojans trailed by eight points after one quarter, and found themselves down by 20 points at halftime. The second half wasn’t any better for Walsingham, which watched Richmond Christian pull away for the win.

Walsingham (4-10) will face a quick turnaround as the Trojans will play host to Steward School on Saturday.

A full box score was not available for this game.

Walsingham Academy: 9 2 4 4 — 19
Richmond Christian: 17 14 10 12 — 53

Walsingham Academy: Williams 6, McBeath 6, Mauk 3, Julien 2, Marcombe 2
3-point goals: Walsingham Academy 1 (Mauk)