Henrico, Springs highlight semifinal winners

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - The second day of district tournament semifinals was highlighted by dominant performances by the top two boys teams in the Capital District.

Top seeded Henrico rolled to an 80-62 win over fourth seed Varina.  Timmy Jones poured in a game high 19 points, and senior Evan Thorpe scored 14 points and added 12 rebounds. Ricky Sullivan had 17 points in defeat.

The Warriors will try to beat Highland Springs in the Capital District Championship tomorrow at Lee-Davis High School. The Springers thumped Armstrong in their semifinal, 67-45.  HSHS lost their two matchups during the regular season.

In the Dominion, fourth seed James River knocked off L.C. Bird 51-49, handing the top seed their first district loss of the season. In the other semifinal at Clover Hill High School, second seeded Cosby outlasted third seeded Manchester 89-85.  The Rapids and Titans will battle for the title Friday night at 8pm.

In the Central District, top seeded Petersburg survived a scare from Thomas Dale, 72-67. The Wave will play Hopewell, who downed Meadowbrook 58-51 at Matoaca High School.

In girls action, Caroline Carbia hit a three-pointer as time expired, leading the fourth seeded Deep Run Wildcats to an upset win over top seeded Patrick Henry in the Colonial Semifinals, 57-55.  Thursday night was full of great games at John Marshall High School, as 2nd seeded Hermitage moved past Mills Godwin, 50-49.  The Panthers and Wildcats will play at Douglas Freeman High School Friday at 6pm.

In the League of Independent Schools championship game, St. Catherine's topped Collegiate School 48-45, bringing the trophy to Richmond for the first time since 2003.  It's the Saints first championship in 17 years.

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