by Matt Lincoln
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The week of Christmas means holiday high school basketball tournaments all across the country. The major one in Central Virginia, the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament, wrapped up with its semifinals Monday night at the Siegel Center.
In the boys semifinals, Highland Springs outlasted Cosby 65-61, and Henrico crushed Steward 66-43. In the girls semi's Hermitage topped Varina 47-39 and Meadowbrook beat Thomas Dale 59-53.
In the boys consolation bracket, the L.C. Bird boys topped Dale 68-61, and Patrick Henry beat up on Hermitage 75-57.
On the girls side of the consolation bracket, Henrico hurdled Tucker 71-46 and Huguenot downed James River 52-38.
Play finishes up Wednesday at the Siegel Center with the following schedule:
Girls seventh place game: James River vs. Tucker, 9am
Girls fifth place game: Henrico vs. Huguenot, 10:30am
Boys seventh place game: Hermitage vs. Thomas Dale, noon
Boys fifth place game: L.C. Bird vs. Patrick Henry, 1:30pm
Girls third place game: Varina vs. Thomas Dale, 3:30pm
Boys third place game: Steward vs. Cosby, 5pm
Girls championship game: Hermitage vs. Meadowbrook, 6:30pm
Boys championship game: Henrico vs. Highland Springs, 8:30pm