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Williamsburg Christian reaches state championship game

Virginia Gazette news

It was a big day for Williamsburg Christian Academy coach Kenya Williams in more ways than one.

The Eagles are now one game away from winning their second straight boys basketball state title after beating Carlisle School 85-77 Friday at Virginia State University in Petersburg.

But his day started out even bigger when his wife gave birth to their second child, a son, at 3:53 a.m. at Sentara Williamsburg Medical Center. He went straight from the hospital to Petersburg and following the semifinal win, went back to the hospital to be with his wife and son. He’ll make the same drive to Petersburg again Saturday morning.

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