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Williamsburg Christian Academy came up one game shy from reaching the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III championship game, falling 69-64 to Virginia Academy during Friday’s semifinal game played at Virginia State University.
The Eagles jumped out to a quick start in the first quarter, outscoring Virginia Academy 23-17 after the first eight minutes of play.
Virginia Academy cut into WCA’s lead in the second quarter, but still trailed the Eagles 34-31 heading into halftime.
The game began to unravel for the Eagles in the third quarter as Virginia Academy put together its best quarter of the game. The Patriots outpaced WCA by 10 points in the third quarter, taking a seven-point lead heading into the final quarter.
The Eagles put together a late run in the fourth quarter as Andre Brown drained a 3-pointer with 16.8 seconds left that pulled WCA within four points of Virginia Academy.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, their comeback attempt proved fruitless as Virginia Academy was able to seal the game late with free throws.
WCA finishes its season with a 28-6 record.
“It was overall a great year. We won the regular season and conference championship,” WCA Coach Chris Brown said. “I’m looking forward to seeing players like Xavier Green, Mike Duncan and Andre Brown play at the college level. We didn’t make it to the state championship game, which was our goal, but I’m proud of our kids.”
Individual statistics were not provided for this game.
WCA: 23 11 9 21 — 64
Virginia Academy: 17 14 19 19 — 69