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Richard Washington scored a game-high 31 points to help lead Walsingham Academy to a big 74-56 road win against Cape Henry on Tuesday.
On a night in which Walsingham Academy’s scoring was limited to four players, Washington put the team on his back and carried the Trojans to victory.
Washington scored nine points in the first quarter as Walsingham found itself trailing by one point following the first eight minutes of play.
The Trojans rebounded in the second quarter by outscoring Cape Henry by six points behind one of Walsingham’s most balanced quarters of the game.
While the Trojans got five points from Washington, they also got six points from Landon Gero and give points from Jaylin Stewart.
By halftime, Walsingham had established a 35-30 lead over Cape Henry.
Walsingham’s most dominant quarter was the third, during which the Trojans held Cape Henry to just five points. On the other end of the court, Walsingham attacked the paint relentlessly and repeatedly drew foul shots. The Trojans attempted 20 free throws in the second half, sinking 16.
With the Trojans leading by 16 points heading into the fourth quarter, the Trojans were able to keep Cape Henry at bay thanks to solid free throw shooting down the stretch.
Walsingham (16-4) will host Norfolk Collegiate on Friday hoping to extend a six-game win streak.
Walsingham: 16 19 16 22 — 74
Cape Henry: 17 13 5 20 — 56
Walsingham: Gero 9, Washington 31, Stewart 13, Vicentic 16
Cape Henry: Marrow 7, Simon 2, Roach 13, Seaman 3, Tobin 6, Weathers 7, Rucker 17
3-point goals: Walsingham 7 (Gero 3, Washington 3, Vicentic), Cape Henry 8 (Marrow 2, Roach 2, Seaman, Weathers, Rucker 2)
HRA Defeats Norfolk Christian
Hampton Roads Academy never trailed during a decisive 72-56 road win against Norfolk Christian on Tuesday.
The Navigators came out on fire in the first quarter, building an early 18-point edge over Norfolk Christian after eight minutes of play.
With the Navigators cruising early, HRA was able to carry that momentum into a more competitive second quarter. Despite Norfolk Christian putting up more of a fight, HRA managed to outscore the home team by two points and take a 20-point halftime lead.
A strong third quarter in which the Navigators outscored Norfolk Christian 18-14 allowed HRA to coast down the stretch in the fourth quarter for a comfortable win.
HRA (12-6) will look to extend its nine-game win streak Friday at home against Norfolk Academy.
Hampton Roads: 27 19 18 8 — 72
Norfolk Christian: 9 17 14 16 — 56
Hampton Roads: Humphrey 6, Canavos 3, Wingfield 10, Hart 18, Picott 16, Mather 2, Phillips 15, Adelson 2
Norfolk Christian: Durant 2, Elliot 6, Thorogood 2, Coloy 4, Brown 2, Williams 30, Hatcher 3, McCarty 7
3-point goals: Hampton Roads 8 (Humphrey 2, Canavos, Wingfield 3, Hart 2)
WCA Trounces Atlantic Shores
Williamsburg Christian Academy scored a 74-60 win at home Tuesday against Atlantic Shores Christian.
The Eagles jumped out to a quick 19-8 lead in the first quarter behind six points from Cle’von Greene and four points from both Mike Duncan and Ra’Shawn Cook.
Greene led WCA with a game-high 25 points, while Xavier Green chipped in 12 points for the Eagles.
The second quarter was more evenly matched as Atlantic Shores cut into WCA’s deficit by one point heading into halftime. The Eagles held a 31-21 halftime lead.
Atlantic Shores and WCA played back-and-forth basketball throughout the second half as WCA held its distance from Atlantic Shores through the final 16 minutes of play.
With WCA leading by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles were able to coast down the finish line and hang on for the win.
WCA (18-5) will travel to take on Norfolk Christian on Friday.
Atlantic Shores: 8 13 18 21 — 60
WCA: 19 12 23 20 — 74
Atlantic Shores: Pitt 16, Trotman 9, Nelson 11, Ladler 4, Banks 8, Bantaskins 10, Kimbraugh 2
WCA: Flanagan 3, D. Cook 2, Duncan 13, Brown 5, R. Cook 7, Greene 25, Green 12, Stover 2
3-point goals: Atlantic Shores 6 (Trotman, Nelson 3, Bantaskins 2), WCA 6 (Brown, Greene 4, Green)