After four consecutive years of losses in VHSL boys basketball state finals, Brunswick High beat Waynesboro 55-48 in the Division 3 title game Saturday at VCU's Siegel Center to give former U.Va. standout Bryant Stith his first title as a coach.
Stith, the Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer, starred for the Brunswick Bulldogs' 1987 and ’88 Group AA champs.
BOYS DIVISION 4
Pete Simoneau sank a tiebreaking 3-pointer from the left wing with less than three seconds remaining, enabling Potomac Falls to repeat as the state Division 4 champion with a 58-55 win over Hidden Valley of Roanoke.
It was the Panthers' second victory in the waning stages during the three-round tournament. The Northern Virginians rallied past Tabb on a last-second layup by Lukas Mihailovich, who missed the latter stages of the championship game because of injury.
BOYS DIVISION 2
Radford, which led by 12 after three quarters, held off James River of Buchanan 66-63 in the Division 2 final.
GIRLS DIVISION 3
Courtni Green scored 35 points to boost Millbrook of Winchester past Robert E. Lee of Staunton 66-58 for the Division 3 crown.
Green, a junior whose brother Erick hit the winning shot for Virginia Tech against Florida State on Friday night, scored 96 points in her three games in the tournament.
Angela Mickens, headed to play for James Madison, led Lee with 22 points.
GIRLS DIVISION 2
Maryah Sydnor completed a sensational tournament, scoring 31 points as Radford won 42-29 over Patrick Henry of Glade Spring.
GIRLS DIVISION 4
In a matchup of two teams from the same region, Liberty of Bealeton defeated Loudoun County 68-55 for the crown.
The Eagles, whose first-round victory came over Grafton at William and Mary Hall, avenged their Region II final loss to Loudoun County and snapped a 21-game win streak by the Raiders.
Jason Felton was 3-for-4 with five RBI, including a tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth inning, as host Hampton Christian survived 14 walks to beat visiting Halifax (Pa.) 10-8.
Saturday's high school roundup: U.Va. legend Stith, Brunswick end four-year state finals jinx; Potomac Falls wins D4 crown on buzzer-beating 3; Hokies guard's sister shines
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