March 3, 2010
The VISAA Tournament resumed on Wednesday night with quarterfinal action in all divisions. Several local teams found success on the court, while others saw already-successful seasons come to an end.
The Blue Ridge boys welcomed Paul VI to Baron Country on Wednesday for quarterfinal action and were able to stay alive. The Barons topped Paul VI, 75-65. Kameron LaTouche paced Blue Ridge with 19 points, while Malick Kone added a double-double of 18 points and ten rebounds. The Barons will face Miller in the Division I semifinals on Friday night. The Mavericks topped Fork Union on Wednesday, 68-52, as Hippolyte Tsafack and Mychal Parker each scored 20 points. Friday's semifinal match up will tip off at 8:45 pm at Virginia State University.
In Division II action, Covenant battled hard with Roanoke Catholic, but fell, 59-55. Sam Dale scored a game high 23 points for the Eagles in the losing cause, while Isaac Stewart-Silver chipped in 18. Covenant's season concludes with a 17-6 record.
Girls action saw STAB stay alive in Division II action. Sarah Imovbioh showed why she is one of the area's best players, exploding for 34 points and 20 rebounds in the Saints' 64-60 win over Norfolk Collegiate on Wednesday night. The junior also eclipsed the 1,000 point mark in the win. Addi Bolin played a solid supporting role, scoring 16 points in the victory. STAB moves onto the VISAA Division II semifinal, which will be played at Benedictine High School in Richmond on Friday. The Saints will tip off at noon.
The Miller girls will also be moving on in the Division III tournament, but at the expense of Tandem Friends. The Mavericks downed the Badgers on Wednesday, 57-34. Ashley Bowles paced Miller with 25 points, as the Mavericks advance to Friday's semifinals. That game will be at Benedictine in Richmond at 3:30 pm.
Click on the above video link for scores and highlights. Also take a look at Charlottesville's preparations for its quarterfinal match up with Brunswick on Saturday.