Sunday, September 25, 2022

Girls Basketball Roundup: Hawkins’ Late Free Throw Gives Bruton First Win

Tonaza Hawkins’ made free throw with 1.3 seconds left in regulation propelled Bruton to its first win of the season, 48-47, over visiting York on Thursday.

Hawkins finished with four points, but with the game tied 47-all in the final seconds, she “came through when it mattered most,” Panthers coach Terrence Green said.

Bruton (1-3) led for most of the back-and-forth final quarter, but York never fell behind by more than four points. The Falcons’ biggest shot was provided by senior Rakeema Willis, who buried a game-tying 3-pointer with a little less than two minutes to play in regulation.

Naya Samuels shouldered the load offensively for the Panthers, scoring a game-high 18 points.

grafton logoShort-Handed Grafton Edges Smithfield

Grafton overcame a handful of players sitting out with injuries or illnesses to beat Smithfield 62-54 at home Thursday.

Christa Hall turned in a solid all-around performance of 17 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Clippers (3-1), who won their second game in a row after suffering a narrow loss to Lafayette last week.

Hayley Marshall added 14 points and Haley Cunningham finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Grafton, which led 47-36 entering the final quarter.

Jordan Brooks and Sparkle Allmond finished with 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lead Smithfield (2-2).

Rams Run Past Rival Jamestown 

Kenya Holiday recorded 15 points, seven assists, four steals and four rebounds as Lafayette built and early lead and cruised past crosstown rival Jamestown 61-42 at home Thursday.

Megan Wiltshire connected on 4 of 6 attempts from long range to finish with 14 points for the Rams, who improved to 5-0 on the season with the win.

Jamiyah Johnson led Jamestown with 18 points and Leah Weisflog added 10.

Warhill Wins Defensive Battle with Poquoson

Kasey Grainer posted a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double as Warhill remained unbeaten on the season after outlasting Poquoson 35-22 on Thursday.

Points were hard to come by for both teams, especially in the first half, as the Lions led 14-6 after two quarters.

Kieran McClure chipped in with nine points, five steals and four assists and Olivia Schulz pulled down five rebounds to go along with three assists for the Lions (5-0).

Tara Davis led Poquoson with 10 points.

WCA Improves to 5-0

Williamsburg Christian Academy edged Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 40-32 behind Imani Bryant’s 13 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

WCA (5-0) entered the fourth quarter with a two-point lead and held on as Nissa Chillers (14 points) and Bryant combined to make 14 of 18 free-throw attempts down the stretch.

Walsingham Academy Dominates Peninsula Catholic

Stephanie Seaman had 17 points, 10 steals and five assists as Walsingham Academy rolled past Peninsula Catholic 53-7 on Thursday.

Ashley Barnes added 15 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor for the Trojans (4-1), who shut Peninsula Catholic out in the first quarter to seize a 19-0 lead.

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