Friday’s Cumberland tournament championship game between Eastside and J.I. Burton was not much different from the previous three games this season involving the teams.
With just over five minutes left in the third quarter, everything was going Thomas Walker’s way. Then Eastside found another gear in its offensive attack, thanks to getting more defensive.
WISE — J.I. Burton started strong and finished strong Thursday to take a big Cumberland District basketball semifinal win.
Southwest Virginia was well represented on the podium at the VHSL Class 2 State Swimming Championships in Richmond.
WISE — The top seeds advanced to Friday’s Cumberland District girls basketball tournament championship by taking big semifinal wins Wednesday.
In Tuesday’s other opening-round Cumberland District boys basketball tournament game, Castlewood defeated Twin Springs 44-39.
In Tuesday’s other opening-round Cumberland District girls game, Twin Springs got 22 points from Abby Castle on the way to a 57-38 win over Castlewood.
Wise Central got 20 points from Tyler Vanover and took advantage of 25 Ridgeview turnovers to take a 53-48 win on Monday in the Mountain 7 District tournament.
After a slow start, Ethan Powers came through in the clutch Saturday to lift Eastside to a 59-57 win over J.I. Burton in a Cumberland District boys basketball playoff at Rye Cove.
At the Region 2D competition, Central had two individual champions, Brayden Spears and Jonah Phillips, and Union had one, Mason Polier.