Rachel Lia scored 34 points and Braysia Hicks scored 22 Thursday to lead third-seeded and host Hampton Roads Academy past No. 2 seed Norfolk Christian 83-75 in a Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament semifinal.
Danielle Webster and Latrice Hunter led Norfolk Christian with 32 points each.
Also for the Navigators (18-4), Brianne Spence added six points, a team-high 18 rebounds and five blocks and Hicks grabbed nine rebounds.
HRA will stay in its gym to play No. 1 seed Cape Henry Collegiate at 5 p.m. Saturday for the championship. Cape Henry beat Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in the other semifinal.
Metro Conference girls quarterfinals:
Tiara Strong scored 14 points and Stephanie Seaman had 13 to lead host Williamsburg Christian Academy past Denbigh Baptist 57-24 in a Metro Conference quarterfinal.
WCA (27-7) will play Broadwater Academy, which beat Atlantic Shores 33-21, in one semifinal.
Isle of Wight Academy and Portsmouth Christian will meet in the other semifinal, also in WCA's gym. IWA defeated Hampton Christian, and Portsmouth Christian ousted StoneBridge.
Region A Division 2 girls semifinals:
Two Northern Neck District teams easily captured state tournament berths with dominating road victories against higher-seeded teams.
Third-seeded Lancaster ended second-seeded Mathews’ season with a 60-38 victory in the Blue Devils’ gym.
Lancaster advanced to the championship game against Northumberland, which breezed past No. 1 Northampton 68-32 in Eastville. The game was stopped in the fourth quarter after an altercation, which reportedly included a spectator going after a Northumberland player and fans fighting.
Region A Division 1 girls semifinals:
In the Region A Division 1 semis, Cheyenne Davis scored a team-best 19 points and Jessica Hill added 15 to lead Charles City past Surry County 70-50.
All five starters scored in double figures for Charles City (17-5), which surged to a 35-17 halftime lead and advanced to the state tournament.
Hailey Holmes (12 points), Sara Whitehead (11 points) and Adrienne Miles (10 points) reached double figures for Charles City.
In the other semi, yet another Northern Neck team earned a road win and state quarterfinal spot as No. 4 Colonial Beach topped No. 1 Appomattox Regional Governor’s School 43-37 in Petersburg.
Metro Conference quarterfinals:
Mark Seaman scored 25 points to help third-seeded Williamsburg Christian Academy edge No. 6 Portsmouth Christian 48-44 in the Metro quarterfinals on Denbigh Baptist's floor.
Jake Duncan added nine points and Brian Williams eight for the Eagles, who will take on No. 2 Broadwater Academy. The Vikings beat No. 7 Hampton Christian 67-55.
In the other half of the bracket, No. 4 Isle of Wight Academy edged No. 5 StoneBridge 55-54 to reach the semis.
The task won't be easy for the Chargers, who will meet top-seeded Atlantic Shores Christian. The Dolphins eased past No. 8 Alliance Christian 78-51.
The semis are set for 6 and 7:30 Friday at Denbigh Baptist, with Atlantic Shores and IWA playing first.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun