Southwest Virginia basketball teams in our area tip off regional tournament action this week, starting with first-round Region 1D games Monday. The Region 2D events start Tuesday with the boys’ quarterfinals. The 2D girls quarterfinals follow Wednesday.
Michael McMeans’ South squad will take on Elizabethton in Tuesday’s District 1-AA title game. In Monday’s girls final, streaking Sullivan Central will meet Elizabethton after the Lady Cyclones edged Sullivan East in double overtime.
Slowing the tempo and catching fire the last 10 minutes of the first half, second-seeded Ridgeview thumped homestanding Abingdon by a 66-50 count Saturday night to win the Mountain 7 District girls basketball tournament.
Science Hill turned up the defensive intensity to sweep both District 1-AAA boys and girls basketball championships Saturday night at Cherokee.
Even after Saturday’s 72-58 win over Wingate, Virginia-Wise’s women’s basketball team is still on the outside looking in for a bid to the SAC tournament. But the window the Cavaliers are looking through does have a little crack in it.
The top three teams in the Southern Conference race were seriously threatened Saturday. But when the smoke cleared, order had been restored and ETSU was still in first place.
No. 13 Auburn ended a two-game losing streak by rallying for a 73-66 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
The Eastside boys and girls basketball teams both got the better of Twin Springs in Friday’s Cumberland District tournament finals at Virginia-Wise’s Prior Convocation Center.
Friday’s District 1-A tournament action saw the boys of University High and Cloudland and the girls of Hampton and Unaka come away with wins.
Bullying is not cool, the marquee says out front of Gate City High School, but Friday night the Blue Devils bullied their 80th straight league foe and won yet another Mountain 7 District boys basketball championship.
Zane Whitson scored 21 points — getting 10 of them in the extra periods — to lead Dobyns-Bennett to a 68-65 win in a double-overtime thriller with David Crockett in the District 1-AAA boys semifinals on Friday.
The Sullivan South girls and Sullivan Central boys saw their seasons come to an end Friday in the quarterfinals of the District 1-AA tournament in Bluff City. The Lady Rebels dropped a 48-29 decision to Johnson County and the Cougars fell to Unicoi
Eastside outran Twin Springs 74-62 on Friday to capture the Cumberland District boys basketball tournament title at the Prior Convocation Center in Wise. In the consolation game, J.I. Burton qualified for the Region 1D tournament with a 77-40
Gate City stormed back from a 17-point second-quarter deficit to defeat Wise Central 64-57 on Friday in the Mountain 7 District boys tournament championship game at Gate City Middle School.
Eastside topped Twin Springs 54-37 on Friday — the Lady Spartans' 20th victory of the season — to capture the Cumberland District girls basketball tournament championship at the Virginia-Wise Prior Convocation Center.