Saturday's high school roundup and results: Hampton Christian upends WCA in Metro final; Norfolk Academy wins TCIS, stop Walsingham's streak at 23; Surry girls take Region 1A crown

Boys basketball:

No. 2 seed Hampton Christian Academy upended No. 1 Williamsburg Christian Academy 58-53 Saturday night on Denbigh Baptist’s floor to earn the Metro Conference tournament championship.

AJ Baker had 15 points and Jair Johnson scored 13 for HCA. Jacob Tebay added 11 points, and his brother Evan had eight assists and seven points for the Warriors. HCA coach Tony Rutland said it was the school’s first Metro title since 1999.

For WCA, Cle’Von Greene had 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Da’Shawn Cook provided 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. ...

Norfolk Academy edged Walsingham Academy 44-43 Saturday night in Norfolk Christian’s gym to win the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament, ending the Trojans’ victory streak at 23 games.

Ben Locke sank two clinching free throws to put the Bulldogs up four with four seconds left, and they won their first TCIS title since 1996.

According to Norfolk Academy, four of its five starters have attended school there since first grade, and all 13 first played on the junior varsity.

Mark Williams, whom some observers have pegged as an NBA prospect, led the Bulldogs with 14 points and 12 rebounds. David Byler had nine points and six rebounds.

Walsingham got off to a sluggish start but outscored the Bulldogs 18-9 in the second quarter to take a 22-21 halftime advantage. The Trojans led 32-29 after three quarters.

All four of those teams, and many more, will find out their Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament brackets Sunday. …

In VHSL competition, Lancaster edged Northumberland 54-52 at Washington & Lee High in Montross for the Region 1A championship.

Lancaster’s Red Devils will be the hosts for their Class 1 state quarterfinal next weekend against Region 1B runner-up Riverheads of Staunton.

Northumberland’s Indians will travel to face 1B champion Cumberland.

NORFOLK AC. 44, WALSINGHAM AC. 43

NORFOLK ACADEMY: Locke 2, Malik 7, Cochrane 6, Williams 14, Lewis 2, Byler 9, Minor 4. Totals 16 11-19 44 44.

WALSINGHAM ACADEMY (25-2): Exton 3, Jones 11, Walz 2, Banks 11, Stewart 16. Totals 15 7-9 43.

Norfolk Ac. 12 9 8 15 -- 44

Walsingham Ac. 4 18 10 11 -- 43

3-point goals: NA 1 (Malik), Walsingham 6 (Exton, Jones 3, Banks 2).

Girls basketball:

A long trip north to Montross didn’t faze top-seeded Surry County, whose top-seeded Cougars won the Region 1A tournament with a strong second half that produced a 45-29 victory over Lancaster at Washington & Lee.

Jasmyn Pierce scored 13 points for the Cougars, while teammate Alexis Nelson had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Seven players scored for the Red Devils, who led 10-7 after one quarter and 16-11 at the half. But the second half belonged to Surry, which outscored Lancaster 16-3 in the third quarter and continued to pull away. …

Surry earned the right to stay in its region for its state Class 1 quarterfinal next weekend against the Region 1B runner-up, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School. That’s a rare matchup in that both teams are from the same district, the Tri-Rivers.

ARGS has raised eyebrows this season because one player, Jada Boyd, scores such a high percentage of its points — and so many of them. She set state records of 71 points and 33 rebounds in an overtime loss to Franklin earlier this season.

Lancaster will go to Region 1B to face its champion, Stonewall Jackson of Quicksburg.

In the Metro Conference final at Denbigh Baptist, Atlantic Shores overcame Isle of Wight Academy 41-21.

SURRY COUNTY 45, LANCASTER 29

LANCASTER: C. Henderson 4, Taylor 7, Sawyer 4, Johnson 5, Redmond 1, S. Henderson 5, Harding 3. Totals 9 8-12 29.

SURRY COUNTY: Pierce 13, Nelson 9, King 8, B. Byrd 8, A. Byrd 3, Kelly 4. Totals 17 10-26 45.

Lancaster 10 6 3 10—29

Surry County 7 4 16 18—45

3-point goals: Lancaster 3 (Taylor, Johnson, S. Henderson), SC 1 (A. Byrd).

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