Jamestown's Popelka makes MaxPreps All-American volleyball team

The Virginia Gazette

Ellie Popelka, who led Jamestown to a 28-2 record and a Group 4A state runner-up finish, has been selected to the MaxPreps 2016 medium schools All-American girls volleyball team. "Medium schools" are the equivalent of Virginia Group 1A-4A schools, Jamestown coach Tom Stephenson said.

Popelka is the only player from Virginia to make the first, second or third teams. Max Preps wrote the following about her:

MB - Ellie Popelka, Jamestown (Williamsburg, Va.), 6-2 Sr.

Committed to South Carolina, Popelka led her team to 28-2 record and a state Division 4 silver medal. She was named 4A East Region volleyball Player of the Year, averaging 4.6 kills, 2.0 digs and 2.7 serve receptions per set.

Boys basketball

Walsingham Academy captured seventh place Thursday in the Benedictine Capital City Classic in Richmond, edging Benedictine 58-56 when Jaylin Stewart made a layup with less than a second remaining.

The Trojans were 8-of-14 from beyond the arc, including 2-of-2 by Sam Jones. Stewart had 20 points, Tariq Balogun 13 and Jones 10. ...

Williamsburg Christian Academy defeated Ocean Lakes 77-42 Thursday at the Allen Iverson Holiday Showcase in the Hampton Coliseum Thursday.

WCA's Cle'von Greene had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Da'Shawn Cook 16 points, Ra'Shawn Cook 11 points and seven assists, and Chester Makoi 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. ...

Bruton knocked off Fuqua of Farmville 50-44 at the Fluvanna Christmas Bash.

Girls basketball

At the Boo Williams/Ronald Curry Christmas Classic, Bruton downed Lakeland 45-29.

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