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Fresh off a devastating buzzer-beating defeat to Petersburg on Thursday, Warhill’s girls basketball team rebounded less than 24 hours later by defeating John Marshall 52-45 in the Group 3A East third-place game at Petersburg.
After jumping out to a two-point lead against John Marshall in the first quarter, the Lions fell behind after being outscored 14-8 in the second quarter.
By halftime, John Marshall held a narrow 22-18 lead over Warhill.
Kieran McClure sank three clutch 3-pointers in the third quarter that allowed Warhill to hang with John Marshall and prevent its deficit from growing heading into the final quarter.
The Lions closed out the game in strong fashion, holding John Marshall to eight points while posting a game-high 17 points in the final eight minutes of play.
Warhill (15-10) will now await its opponent in next week’s Group 3A state tournament quarterfinals.
Warhill: 10 8 15 17 — 52
John Marshall: 8 14 15 8 — 45
Warhill: K. Cooke 6, Walters 11, Fannin 2, J. Cooke 6, Schulz 10, McClure 15
John Marshall: Crump 3, Wingfield 10, Luster 16, Pope 10, Hicks 6
3-point goals: Warhill 4 (Walters, McClure 3), John Marshall 3 (Crump, Wingfield 2)
WCA Reaches Metro Finals
Williamsburg Christian Academy took down Isle of Wight 48-19 during Friday’s Metro Conference semifinal game at Broadwater Academy.
Led by Charnissa Chillers’ game-high 15 points, the Eagles were able to muscle past Isle of Wight from the opening tip.
WCA took a commanding 15-4 lead after the first quarter and extended that lead to 30-9 by halftime.
The second half was more of the same as the Eagles imposed their will and outscored Isle of Wight 19-10 over the final two quarters.
WCA (15-4) will now prepare to take on Atlantic Shores in the Metro Conference finals on Saturday. The game will be played at Portsmouth Christian.
WCA: 15 16 16 3 — 48
Isle of Wight: 4 5 9 1 — 19
WCA: T. Jones 3, A. Jones 14, Boger 11, Franklin 3, Chillers 15, Musfelt 2
Isle of Wight: Phippins 2, Terry 1, Petrosk 10, Babb 3, Roundtree 2, Manner 1
3-point goals: WCA 6 (T. Jones, A. Jones 2, Boger 2, Chillers)