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Smithfield beats Jamestown to win first Bay Rivers boys hoops title

Smithfield beats Jamestown to win first Bay Rivers boys hoops title

JAMES CITY — As Ryan Jones sat on the sidelines, attended by a trainer 14 seconds into the second half of a tie game, the contents of his upset stomach visible just a few feet away on the court, Smithfield High's chances of clinching a first-ever Bay Rivers District boys basketball title Friday appeared grim.

Jones missed only a half-minute of play, but he and his teammates continued their poor shooting, and by the end of the third quarter the situation was even more dire as the Packers trailed Jamestown by 11 points. Then Jones, the Packers' senior point guard, showed why many consider him the best player in the district.

He began the fourth quarter by scoring the first...

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