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Five takes from Jamestown's 4A championship defeat

Five takes from Jamestown's 4A championship defeat

Jamestown’s first boys basketball state championship appearance ended Friday night at VCU’s Siegel Center with an 80-48 loss to Loudoun Valley in the Group 4A title game.

It was the first defeat for Jamestown (27-3) since a 77-56 defeat to 5A Granby Dec. 17 and the first loss to a 4A team all season. The other came in December against 5A Bethel, which will play for a state title Saturday in Richmond.

Five takes from Friday’s 4A championship:

Early deficit

Loudoun Valley (30-1) really could not have started the game much better than it did, as point guard Nick Ball knocked down a jumper nine seconds into the game. Jamestown got on the board with...