Tuesday's high school basketball roundup: Woodside, Bethel, Gloucester boys among victors, as are Kecoughtan, Phoebus, Lafayette girls

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BOYS:

Ray Jackson scored 25 points Tuesday as Woodside (7-6) registered one of its most impressive victories of the season, pounding Western Branch 74-50 in a Monitor-Merrimac Conference 2 game.

Jordan Forbes scored 22 for the Wolverines, who led 20-11 after one quarter and maintained command.

Bethel 68, Grassfield 48: Dajour Dickens and Jeremiah Owusu netted 15 points each to boost the Bruins. Cam Bacote added 13 for Bethel, which outscored the Grizzlies 25-12 in the second quarter for a 39-29 halftime margin.

Oscar Smith 74, Kecoughtan 67: The host Tigers overcame the Warriors (11-3) in Monitor-Merrimac play, though Marcell Haskett scored 32 points and Damian Knowlin 14 for Kecoughtan. Devonte Peterson added 11 points for Kecoughtan.

The Warriors overcame a poor start to pull back even before yielding to Oscar Smith. Donald Hicks and Nigel Ribeiro had 18 points apiece for the Tigers. Dez Devane added 17 points, shooting 3-of-4 from beyond the arc -- two of those 3-pointers came midway through the fourth quarter to put Oscar Smith ahead by 10.

Haskett was 10-of-22 from the field, including 6-of-12 from 3-point range. Knowlin grabbed eight rebounds.

Denbigh 72, Nansemond River 61: Eric Heard netted 18 points as the Patriots (6-7) gained a noteworthy Ironclad Conference victory.

Josh Covington scored 25 for the Warriors.

Heritage 69, Lakeland 53: The Hurricanes captured an Ironclad Conference triumph.

Warwick 71, Great Bridge 37: Tajh Eason had 16 points, Devonte Kirk had 14 and Ray Rawles 10 as the Raiders (6-9) handled the winless Wildcats in a PenSouth Conference 10 contest.

Gloucester 66, Norfolk Christian 52: Justin Landers had 12 points and Demeriyea Sills provided 10 as the Dukes (2-9) beat the Ambassadors in Norfolk, outscoring the hosts 23-15 in the final quarter.

Bishop Sullivan 77, Hampton Roads Academy 52: George Wahee (12 points, 10 assists) and K.J. Holmes (14 points, 11 boards) provided double-doubles for the victorious Crusaders in Virginia Beach.

Atlantic Shores 82, Denbigh Baptist 31: The Seahawks (11-5) dominated the Metro Conference matchup, using a 27-6 second-quarter advantage to go ahead of the Minutemen (1-11) by 44-15 at halftime.

Atlantic Shores had five double-digit scorers, led by Christian Kimbrough, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Aaron Barnes led Denbigh Baptist with 13 points.

Walsingham Academy 70, Hampton Roads Cougars 48: Richard Washington scored 24 and Mark Seaman added 21 points as the Trojans won at Hampton Roads Redeemer Church in Chesapeake.

Walsingham (14-3) is sixth in the Virginia Independent Schools Division II rankings. The Trojans won the second half by a 38-22 margin.

Cape Henry Collegiate 70, Benedictine 50: Virginia Tech commitment Chris Clarke had 23 points, four assists and five rebounds as the Dolphins won in a showdown of two of the state's best independent teams.

GIRLS:

Bethel 83, Grassfield 38: The Bruins continued their early-season roll, cruising past the Grizzlies in Monitor-Merrimac Conference action behind Kayla James' 15 points and George Mason commitment Alexsis Grate's 14.

James sank three of Bethel's seven 3-pointers.

Kecoughtan 61, Oscar Smith 56:
Cameryn Wilson's 19 points helped the Warriors overcome the Tigers.Phoebus 57, King's Fork 36: Maria Scriven poured in 22 points and Kiana Artis added 17 as the Phantoms (7-6, 2-1 Ironclad Conference) prevailed, outscoring the Bulldogs 19-3 in the final quarter in Suffolk.

Western Branch 43, Woodside 38: The Wolverines (7-6, 1-2 Monitor-Merrimac) gained a 16-11 lead in the first quarter, but the Bruins (10-3, 1-0) bounced back.

Lafayette 52, Bruton 40: The Rams (10-1), looking very much like a Bay Rivers contender, pulled away in the fourth quarter and relied on Kenya Holiday's 20 points and Rachel Lia's 16.

Kelsey Sluss scored 19 for the Panthers.

Grafton 85, Jamestown 44: The visiting Clippers (8-5, 6-4 Bay Rivers District) got back on track as Christa Hall had 25 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Grafton zoomed ahead 30-7 in the first quarter. Hayley Marshall went on to accumulate 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

For the Eagles, Jamiyah Johnson had 12 points.

York 55, New Kent 30: Shoynae Sellers' 15 points and Rakeema Willis' 13 guided the Falcons, who took a 19-3 lead in the first quarter.

Heritage 54, Lakeland 30: Jayla Wade contributed 21 points and Chianti Jordan added 12 for the Hurricanes (9-3, 2-0 Ironclad Conference), who held a 26-9 halftime edge on the Cavaliers (4-10, 0-3).

Nansemond River 60, Denbigh 31: Sabers Clegg had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors improved to 9-2 with an Ironclad victory, while the Patriots dropped to 4-10.

Warwick 44, Great Bridge 40: Freshman Tynasia Bunting's 20 points sparked Warwick (6-6) to a victory in its PenSouth Conference opener against the Wildcats (1-11, 0-1).

Bishop Sullivan 49, Hampton Roads Academy 42: Despite Kellyn DeChirico's 15 points, the Navigators fell to the Crusaders.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 39, Cape Henry Collegiate 31: Harper Birdsong and Caroline Hogg netted 12 points apiece to spark the Saints to a victory.

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