Radford and Altavista matched-up in the Boys 1A State Title game Saturday afternoon. Neither team strangers to the Siegel Center as they both looked to defend their state titles. The Bobcats took home the Single A, division 2 title last year while Altavista won the Single A, Division 1 championship. The two powers playing under the same division this year.
Radford jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game, but after the first quarter the game was tied at 7.
The Bobcats went on a little run in the second, thanks to Nate Jones, who had 11 first-half points.
Radford up by 2 with time ticking away before the break, but Meche Maulbeck drilled a 3-ball to put the Colonels up 19-18 at the half.
Tied-up in the third, Altavista jumped back out front with the lay-in from Darius Johnson, who led the Colonels with 14 points.
Jones continued to pull the weight for Radford in the 4th, he had a game high 24 points.
Radford hung around, but couldn’t overcome a rough day shooting. The Bobcats finished the game 2 of 18 from beyond the arc as Altavista wins it 49-44.
Dan River earns 2A title, 84-58 against Bruton
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Curtis Stephens scored 28 points as Dan River used a 24-6 run in the second quarter to beat Bruton 84-58 in the 2A boys basketball state championship game on Saturday.
The win was the first 2A boy's title for the Wildcats and it completed a perfect 25-0 season.
Stephens made 13 of 14 from the free throw line for Dan River. Ethan Driskill had 16 points, while Terrell Edmunds had 14 and Tremaine Edmunds 11.
Rebounding was another place the Wildcats dominated, 56-38, including 40-25 on the defensive glass.
The Panthers (26-2) were ahead after the first quarter, but went cold from the field in the second, going 1 for 12. Bruton was 6 of 26 from the field in the first half.
Marcus Carter scored 20 points to lead Bruton, while Lonnie Swinton had 19 points, with five 3-pointers.