Despite struggling at the free-throw line most of the game, West Point hit enough late foul shots to beat Charles City 74-67 and advance to the Conference 42 tournament final.
The top-seeded Pointers (18-2) earned a berth in the Group 1A East Regional, as will the winner of the semifinal between Mathews and Middlesex. The conference final will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Charles City's gym, though the Panthers' season is over.
Austin Matthews scored 20 points, Jeffrey Guerrant 19, L.A. Allen 15 and Travis Pitts 12 for West Point. For Charles City, Antonio Harris scored 27, Treyvon Cotman 13 and Craig McElroy 11. ...
In a Conference 41 semifinal, Dontrae’ Lyttle scored 24 points to lead Surry County to a 95-55 win over Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, sending the Cougars to the tournament final and ensuring them of a regional berth.
In the Colonial Rivers Conference 25 final, Park View routed New Kent 97-56 at Southampton despite Micah Scorsone’s team-high 12 points for the Trojans.
Both finalists will play in the regional.
Lakeland beat host King's Fork 42-40 in the all-Suffolk Ironclad Conference 18 championship game.
Both teams will advance to next week's South Regional.
Billy Barnes scored 24 points and Braden Sutton 14 to guide No. 2 seed Walsingham Academy past No. 3 Bishop Sullivan 61-54 in a Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools semifinal on Norfolk Christian's floor.
The Trojans will return to Norfolk Christian on Saturday night to face top-seeded Cape Henry Collegiate for the title. Led by top prospect Chris Clarke, the Dolphins rallied past Norfolk Collegiate 68-54 in the first semi. ...
In a Metro Conference semifinal, Xavier Green scored 24 points and Ryan Flanagan scored 18 to lead No. 1 seed Williamsburg Christian Academy past No. 4 Portsmouth Christian 74-44 at Alliance Christian in Portsmouth.
Andre Brown (15 points) and Mark Seaman (10 points) also scored in double figures for WCA (24-7), which will face No. 2 Broadwater Academy for the championship at Alliance Christian at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. ...
Fork Union nipped Christchurch 78-76 in a Prep League semifinal.
In a Metro Conference semifinal, Imani Bryant had 28 points, 20 rebounds and five assists and Stephanie Seaman scored 28 points and added six assists to lead Williamsburg Christian Academy past Broadwater Academy 77-33 at Isle of Wight Academy.
WCA (29-2) pulled away after leading 22-14 after the first quarter.
The Conference 41 semifinal pitting Northampton at top-seeded Surry County was postponed to 6 p.m. Saturday because of weather-related travel restrictions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel that prevented the Yellow Jackets from coming to Dendron.
The girls final was moved from Saturday to Monday night.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun