Collegiate led 25-21 at halftime, but Amelia came back to knot the score at 58 in regulation.
Madison, a transfer from Great Bridge High School, was one of two Oaks in double figures. Senior Kristin Rempas added ten points.
The team, 2-3 on the young season, plays Hampton Roads Academy at home Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Amelia Academy 66, Norfolk Collegiate 60, OT
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Rempas 10, Madison 36, Cavolt 4, Fancher 4, Purrington 2, Beale 4.
AMELIA ACADEMY: Dinsmore 26, Cundiff 8, Green 10, Marriott 4, Bentz 3.
Halftime: Norfolk Collegiate, 25-21. End of regulation: 58-58.
Bash Townes hit a free throw after being fouled on a drive to the basket with 10.4 seconds left to put the Oaks ahead and then Marcus Anderson deflected an inbounds pass as the Oaks defeated Christchurch, 60-58, in a raucous Treehouse.
Townes not only was clutch down the stretch, but he led the Oaks with 24 points, tied with Christchurch’s Robinson for the game high. Grant was hot from the outside, scoring 19 on four three-point bombs.
Collegiate was down six at the half, but stormed back with oppressive defense and outside shooting by Adam Grant and Keyonze Chavis and inside work by Townes and Anderson to take a six point lead with six minutes remaining.
But Christchurch drew even before Townes drove the lane and was fouled, making one of two to put the Oaks ahead, 59-58. On the next possession, a Christchurch player was fouled going to the hoop, but missed both free throws. Anderson rebounded, was fouled and made one to up the lead to 60-58. With 2.0 seconds remaining he deflected a full-court inbounds pass to seal the win as the Treehouse nuts stormed the court.
Varsity boys’ cross country: Steven Turack (OAK), Chad Hengesbach (MVP), and Frankie White (MIP)
Varsity girls’ cross country: Natalie Batzel (OAK)…)
JV boys’ cross country: Chandler Branton (OAK), Harrison Fuller (MVP)
JV girls’ cross country: Rimsha Haque (OAK)…
Varsity girls volleyball: Peyton Fancher (OAK), Bailey Jones (MVP), and Hayley Tate (MIP)
JV girls’ volleyball: Annie Gao (OAK), Alexis McGurn (MVP)
Middle school OAKS volleyball: Skylar Tessler (OAK)
Middle School BLUE volleyball: Isabel Anglin (OAK)
Varsity girls’ tennis: Georgia White (OAK), Aja Shelton (MVP), and Rachel Brodsky (MIP)
Varsity field hockey: Wren Thomas (OAK), Annie Bashara (MVP), and Mimi Hill (MIP)
Middle school field hockey: Lily Berz (OAK)
Varsity boys’ soccer: Alexander Sarris (OAK), Ryan Russell (MVP), and William Howell (MIP)
Middle school boys’ soccer: Jared Gordon (OAK)
Varsity sailing: Darden Purrington (OAK), Victor Layne (MVP), and Dreugh Phillips (MIP)
JV sailing: Kailey Hengesbach (OAK), Parker Purrington (MVP)
Managers: Clay Tinkham (Varsity girls’ volleyball), Clay Tinkham (JV girls’ volleyball), and Anna Newbold (Varsity boys’ soccer)
The Collegiate boys cross country team closed out its season on Friday, racing to a ninth place finish at the state meet at Woodberry Forest.
Eighteen races were run over Saturday and Sunday with lighter winds of six to 18 knots the first day and a more blustery second day with gusts to 24 knots. Archibisop Spalding won the regatta with Christchurch School second.
Victor Layne, Darden Purrington, Dreugh Phillips, and Ellie Maus were skippers for the two Oaks boats, while Sarah Smith, Nick Baker, Daniel Vail, and Ann Burns Morrison were the crews. Layne, sailing in the B Fleet, won two races for the Oaks.
1 Archbishop Spalding 203 pts
2 Christchurch 207 pts
3 Ransom Everglades 229 pts
4 Annapolis 267 pts
5 Marblehead 298 pts
6 Norfolk Academy 306 pts
16 Norfolk Collegiate 407 pts
Fleet A finish:
1 Christchurch 85 pts
2 Archbishop Spaulding 112 pts
3 Arrowhead 132 pts
4 Ransom Everglades 139 pts
5 Annapolis 144 pts
10 Norfolk Academy 169 pts
17 Norfolk Collegiate 237 pts
Fleet B finish:
1 Ransom Everglades 90 pts
2 Archbishop Spaulding 91 pts
3 Chirstchurch 122 pts
4 Annapolis 123 pts
5 Loyola 124 pts
6 Norfolk Academy 137 pts
9 Norfolk Collegiate 170 pts
Finishes for Norfolk Collegiate:
A: 15 15 18 12 13 14 13 14 15 7 15 17 7 12 15 3 15 17
B: 6 14 11 ocs 17 15 8 15 12 1 8 6 8 9 9 3 1 8
“The Oaks should be very proud to be the Virginia State Vissa Division II Finalists,” Coach Debbie Meadows said. ” All along they knew they could get there and they proved it this week.”
This was the first time since 2009 that the team made the state finals after losing in the semifinals last year.
Hampton Roads Academy won all of their state matches 5-0 en route to the finals. In fact the largest number of games won against them in a single match was four.
The team won 11 matches, losing only to HRA and Division I powers Norfolk Academy and Cape Henry Academy.