Oaks Win Tight One Over Norcom

DSC_2633In a close game often played at a frenetic pace, Norfolk Collegiate was tough down the stretch, defeating Norcom 82-72 Tuesday night in the Treehouse.

The Oaks, who led by as much as 13 points in the first half, were down by one at halftime after a Greyhounds surge. The lead changed hands throughout the third period before the Oaks nosed in front.

With the game on the line, the Oaks repeatedly went inside to Bash Townes, who was fouled again and again. Townes finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Kyonze Chavis was also hot, scoring 22 points and pulling down six rebounds. Adam Grant guarded Norcom’s top scorer, Troy Locke, and despite third quarter foul trouble, dropped in 19 points.

Norcom is ranked eighth in the area by the local paper while the Oaks are ranked fifth in the area and ninth among all schools, public and private, in the state by the Maxpreps web site.

When it counted against Norcom, Collegiate came through, winning the fourth quarter 27-16.

The Oaks play Friday and Saturday in Richmond in the Steward Invitational.

For more pictures from the game, go to Oaks Boys Basketball.

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#5 Norfolk Collegiate 82, #8 Norcom 72

NORCOM: Fields 15, Parker 9, Duke 2, Locke 35, Ingram 11. Totals 29 12-21 72.

NORFOLK COLLEGIATE (11-1): Glover 3, Grant 19, Townes 28, Anderson 10, Chavis 22. Totals 25 26-38 82.

Halftime: Norcom, 40-39. 3-point goals: Parker, Locke, Glover, Townes, Chavis 2.

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