RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Henrico avenged its only loss of the season, by beating the team that beat them on the same court where that loss happened.
The Warriors beat John Marshall 92-84 in the Central Region Semifinals, advancing to Monday's final against Petersburg, and guaranteeing themselves a spot in the state tournament.
After a back and forth first half, Henrico was up two points at the break. But Henrico shot 50% from the floor, and outrebounded the bigger Justices, to get the victory.
Justice starting guard Jestin Lewis transferred from Henrico in the middle of last season. He had a game-high 29 points against his former team. JM's Willie Mangum had 16 points and Dominique Terry added 12 in the loss.
Warriors Jay Allen and Evan Thorpe poured in 20 and Timmy Jones had 19 points.
There was also a large disparity at the stripe. Marshall was called for 33 fouls, and three players fouled out. Henrico was called for just 17. The Warriors were 31-51 from the free throw stripe, while JM was just 12-21.
Marshall's season ends with a 24-4 record. Henrico has won 20 straight games, and are now 27-1. Their only loss came at the hands of John Marshall in the championship game of the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament at the Siegel Center.
The Cosby girls remarkable run in the Region tournament came to an end Friday. The Titans lost to Highland Springs 59-45, failing to win their fourth straight region championship.
De'june' Robinson poured in 19 points, and Brianna Justice had 16 for the victorious Springers. Dorothy Adomako had a huge game for the Titans, with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks. Cosby's season ends at 21-6. The 27-1 Springers will play Monacan for the Central Region crown on Monday.
For the second straight year, the VCAA title is going to the CVHAA Patriots. Central Virginia Homeschool beat Spirit Homeschool 79-48 at Victory Christian to take the title. Taylor Williamson and Daniel Pittman both had 14 points in the victory.
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