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With Tabb’s 60-45 road win against Warhill on Monday, the Tigers entered a tie with Smtihfield atop the Bay Rivers District with one game remaining.
Leading the way for Tabb on Monday was Imani McDowell-Jarmon, who recorded a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Tabb also got 14 points from Brianna Harper and 12 points from Madison Clemons.
While Tabb had big scoring performances from three players, the Tigers struggled to slow down Warhill’s Olivia Schulz in the first half. Schulz scored a team-high 16 points for the Lions and kept Warhill close for most of the game.
Schulz had early success by running a pick-and-roll offense against Tabb’s man-to-man defense. Tabb put Harper on Schulz in the second half, which slowed down her offensive productivity.
Tabb established a three-point lead in the first quarter and built on its lead by three points again in the second quarter. By halftime, the Tigers had built a 31-25 lead over Warhill.
The third quarter proved the difference maker as Tabb outpaced Warhill 12-6 and pushed its lead into double figures, which Warhill was unable to overcome in the fourth quarter.
Tabb (18-2) will cap its regular season at home Wednesday against Poquoson, while Warhill (10-8) will host Bruton that same night.
Tabb: 14 17 12 17 — 60
Warhill: 11 14 6 14 — 45
Tabb: McDowell-Jarmon 25, Clemons 12, Smith 7, Macfarlane 2, Harper 14
Warhill: K. Cooke 2, Fannin 6, Rochard 4, J. Cooke 4, Schulz 16, McClure 13
3-point goals: Tabb 6 (Clemons 3, Smith, Harper 2), Warhill 1 (McClure)
Free Throws Sink Bruton Against Lafayette
Lafayette did just enough to upend Bruton 57-54 on the road Monday evening.
While Lafayette had big performances from Rachel Lia and Destiny Rivera, who scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, Bruton hurt itself with poor free throw shooting throughout the game.
In a game that was decided by three points, the Panthers ended up going 13-of-31 from the free throw line.
Bruton took a 15-10 lead after the first quarter, but Lafayette responded in a big way during the second quarter by outscoring the Panthers 17-9 to take a 27-24 halftime lead.
The Rams extended their lead by four points in the third quarter, but saw Bruton storm back in the fourth quarter and bring the game within one possession.
However, poor free throw shooting down the stretch by Bruton allowed Lafayette to hang on for the upset victory.
Lafayette (10-8) will host New Kent on Wednesday, while Bruton (13-5) will try to rebound at home against Warhill on Wednesday.
Lafayette: 10 17 19 11 — 57
Bruton: 15 9 13 17 — 54
Lafayette: Rivera 14, Hairston 9, Gillen 1, K. Blake 7, Lia 16, Holiday 8, Mooradian 2
Bruton: Samuel 12, My. Johnson 8, Calloway 11, Ferguson 4, Sluss 3, Ma. Johnson 7, Lucas 9
3-point goals: Lafayette 4 (Rivera 4), Bruton 3 (My. Johnson, Calloway 2)
Jamestown Cruises Past Grafton
Four Jamestown players scored in double figures during a 75-55 home victory against Grafton on Monday.
Corynthian Williams led the way for Jamestown with 19 points. Jamiyah Johnson recorded 17 points, Olivia Peterson scored 15 points and Leondra Graves added 10 points.
Grafton took an early five-point lead in the first quarter behind strong play from Haley Cunningham, who posted a game-high 21 points.
Jamestown rebounded in the second quarter by outscoring the Clippers 21-8. The strong first-half finish allowed the Eagles to take a 36-28 halftime lead.
The Clippers cut into Jamestown’s lead in the third quarter by three points, but saw the Eagles blow the game wide open in a fourth quarter in which Jamestown outpaced Grafton 27-12.
Jamestown (12-7) will travel to play York on Wednesday, while Grafton (8-10) will try to rebound on the road against Smithfield that same day.
Grafton: 20 8 15 12 — 55
Jamestown: 15 21 12 27 — 75
Grafton: Smith 6, Cunningham 21, Hare 5, Swann 14, Green 1, Jones 8
Jamestown: Peterson 15, Johnson 17, Weisflog 2, Sim 3, Boyd 4, Williams 19, Graves 10, Simmons 5
3-point goals: Grafton 5 (Cunningham 4, Hare), Jamestown 5 (Sim, Peterson 4)
York Falls Short Against Smithfield
York’s performance against Smithfield on Monday — a 57-54 loss at home — was a far cry from a 30-point loss suffered to the Packers earlier in the season.
Rather than a blowout, Monday’s game proved competitive through all four quarters of play.
Smithfield jumped on top of York in the first quarter by six points, but the Falcons were able to slow the bleeding in the second quarter and hold steady. By halftime, the Falcons trailed 24-18.
An even third quarter kept Smithfield’s lead unchanged heading into the fourth quarter, during which York outscored the Packers 20-17. However, the late surge found York just short of sending the game into overtime.
York (2-15) will look to rebound at home against Jamestown on Wednesday.
Smithfield: 10 14 16 17 — 57
York: 4 14 16 20 — 54
Smithfield: Allmond 16, Hill 11, Jordan 17, Tucker 13
York: Van Dyke 27, McKoy-Olivis 4, Shoats 13, Winfree 2, North 4, Harris 2, Horner 2
3-point goals: Smithfield 5 (Tucker 2, Allmond 3), York 2 (Van Dyke, Shoats)