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Friday's high school basketball roundup: Isle of Wight's Vaughan achieves rare 600-victory milestone

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Isle of Wight Academy beat Denbigh Baptist 47-35 Friday night, giving Chargers coach Benny Vaughan his 600th win.

The milestone victory was a long time in coming. After winning No. 599, Isle of Wight (4-16) suffered through a seven-game losing streak.

Bryce Casey scored 20 points for the visiting Chargers.

Warwick 72, Indian River 71, 2 OTs: Tajh Eason’s steal and layup with five seconds left in the second overtime proved decisive in a PenSouth Conference clash. Eason had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Raiders.

Bethel 60, Western Branch 53: Cam Bacote’s 29 points lifted Bethel in the matchup of Monitor-Merrimac Conference Bruins in Chesapeake.

Jeremiah Owusu provided a spark off the bench with 12 points for Bethel (9-6, 4-1 Monitor-Merrimac). Bacote shot 10-of-19 from the floor, hitting six 3-pointers, though he was just 3-of-7 on free throws.

Tabb 57, Lafayette 49: Rob Sebastien scored 18 points and Antwuan Hicks added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the host Tigers.

Surry County 63, Windsor 49: Justin Williams scored 24 points in the Cougars' Tri-Rivers District triumph.

Grafton 78, New Kent 45: Evan Sperling totaled 16 points in a balanced attack as the visiting Clippers improved to 15-0, 11-0 in the Bay Rivers District.

Trey Cox scored 12 and Jason Whitlow 10 for the Trojans (5-10, 1-10), who fell behind 28-12 in the first eight minutes to the state's top-ranked Group 4A team.

Kecoughtan 66, Grassfield 41: Damian Knowlin and Marcell Haskett provided a potent combination of 23 and 22 points, respectively, to send the Warriors (13-3, 3-1 Monitor-Merrimac) past the Grizzlies.

Oscar Smith 60, Woodside 55, OT: A 25-point night by Nigel Ribeiro, a transfer from Western Branch, led the Tigers past the Wolverines.

Quincey Freeman scored 17 points and Juwan Davis sank four 3-pointers for Woodside, which couldn't overcome a 17-5 gap at the free-throw line.

Hampton 92, Great Bridge 18: In one of the biggest mismatches of the season, the Crabbers improved to 3-0 in the PenSouth Conference behind Marquis Godwin's 21 points and Jalen Ray's 16. They sank 13 3-point shots.

Twelve players scored for Hampton, which led 26-4 after one quarter.

Menchville 100, Gloucester 52: Post player DeQuon Lake netted 22 points as the Monarchs had little trouble dispatching their PenSouth/Peninsula rival. Menchville led 55-24 at halftime.

Heritage 75, Denbigh 64: Romello Anderson’s 32 points lifted Heritage (5-0 Ironclad Conference) to a triumph at Denbigh, which got 28 points from Eric Heard.

Smithfield 68, Jamestown 45: Nick Wells provided 17 points and Chris Pierce 15 to boost the Packers (9-5, 7-3 Bay Rivers District) to a home win.

Michael Schmidt had 11 points for the Eagles (6-7, 5-6).

Bruton 56, Warhill 53: The Panthers (11-1, 10-1) stayed a game behind Grafton in the Bay Rivers District, surviving a big comeback by the Lions (5-10, 4-7).

Point guard Shaquan Edwards had 16 points for the Panthers. For Warhill, Ra'Shawn Cook had 15 points and Keron Dedmon 14.

York 57, Poquoson 43: The Falcons improved to 5-9 behind a balanced offense that included 11 points from Eric Harp.

Hampton Roads Academy 81, Peninsula Catholic 57: Anthony Picott's 23 points and Bryan Hart's 20 propelled the Navigators to a Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools win.

Kyle Foster paced the Knights with 16 points.

StoneBridge 57, Broadwater Academy 53: Sophomore Terrick Philpot poured in 26 points for the Cavaliers (4-12), who held on for a home triumph.

Keegan Czesak led Broadwater with 21 points.

Summit Christian Academy 87, Veritas Christian Academy 20: Summit (4-13, 3-4 Hampton Roads Athletic Conference) bounced back from a lopsided loss with a lopsided triumph over winless Veritas.


Hampton 59, Great Bridge 49: Senior Dara Pearson scored 24 and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for the Crabbers in their home win. Pearson, who plans to play in college for the Charlotte 49ers, has 1,006 points.

Phoebus 66, King's Fork 53: Maria Scriven scored 16 points in the Phantoms' victory. They overcame a 34-28 halftime deficit by outscoring the Bulldogs 17-2 in the third quarter.

Brittany Rooks and Lanesha Love scored 15 apiece for Phoebus (9-6).

Poquoson 42, Mathews 30: In one of the night's top non-conference clashes, Sondra Fan scored 13 points and Liz Kincaid 10 to boost the Islanders (11-2) past the Blue Devils (11-4).

Poquoson built a 15-4 first-quarter lead and hung on.

Atlantic Shores 38, Williamsburg Christian Academy 36: Brianna Thomas scored at the buzzer to give the Seahawks a win in Chesapeake.

Imani Bryant scored 13 points and Charnissa Chillers scored 12 for the Eagles, who had won their previous 97 Metro Conference games, including tournament play.

Menchville 71, Gloucester 35: Adria Strothers' 26 points and four assists and Zhymani Smith's 20 points guided the Monarchs (8-6), who led 30-6 at home after one quarter of their PenSouth Conference opener.

Keasia Payne had 11 points for the Dukes.

Heritage 43, Denbigh 21: Jayla Wade had 14 points for the Hurricanes (11-4, 3-1 Ironclad), who won the mythical city championship among Newport News' public schools.

Kecoughtan 49, Grassfield 24: Cameryn Wilson's 26 points for the Warriors were more than the Grizzlies' entire roster mustered.

Warwick 36, Indian River 30: The resurgent Raiders climbed from a 21-10 halftime hole and moved to 10-6. They did so behind Shaneyea Conwell's 12 points, Tynasia Bunting's 11 and Megan Gravette's 10, holding the Braves to nine second-half points.

Surry County 66, Windsor 64: Armani Franklin's 36 points enabled the Cougars (11-5, 10-1 Tri-Rivers District) to overcome the Dukes.

Windsor, which pulled even by the third quarter's end despite trailing 31-17 at the half, got 25 points from Bridgette Walton.

Isle of Wight Academy 38, Denbigh Baptist 26: Gabriella Hooper scored 17 points for the Chargers in their Metro victory.

Hampton Roads Academy 51, Peninsula Catholic 12: Leigha Arcand's 18 points and Adriana Shockley's 14 led the Navigators, who outscored the Knights 14-0 in the first quarter.

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