Boys Win; Girls Fall in Final Minute
Captain America was hobbled by an ankle injury so Mr. Big Shot stepped up and wrassled the Gators into submission Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the TCIS Boys Basketball Tournament.
Senior Captain Kyonze Chavis scored the first two buckets of the game on three-point bombs. It was a sign of things to come. Mr. Big Shot made one big shot after another, scoring a career-high and team season high 37 points to lead the Oaks to the win.
In the end, the final score read Norfolk Collegiate 75, Greenbrier Christian, 69.
With senior captain Adam Grant sidelined during the first half with a sore ankle, the scoring load fell to Chavis and senior captain Bash Townes, who wheeled inside for 16 points.
In the other quarterfinal game, the girls’ team lost a heartbreaker, 44-41, to Norfolk Academy. Academy took the lead with just about a minute to go in the game. Shahra Madison scored 18 for the Oaks.
The boys play Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in the TCIS semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday at Norfolk Christian’s gym. Do NOT miss it.
Huge congratulations to Bash Townes, who received the game ball prior to the contest after scoring his 2000th point on Feb. 18. Bash is the first male hoops player in school history to score 2,000. The recognition is well deserved for a competitor who does everything it takes to win night after night.
For more pictures and video, including shots from the innovative floorcam, go to Oaks Hoops.
Norfolk Collegiate 75, Greenbrier Christian 69
GREENBRIER CHRISTIAN: Schlick 2, Richmond 23, Bradley 6, Porter 9, Hester 3, Williams 26.
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Robertson 9, Grant 5, McNair 8, Chavis 37, Townes 16.
Norfolk Academy 44, Norfolk Collegiate 41
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Grinnan 5, Larkin 4, McGurn 2, Beale 2, Maus 2, Madison 18, Dawson 8.
NORFOLK ACADEMY (11-11): Vest 2, Williams 1, Worthy 2, Wing 8, Marshall 7, Moore 24