Princess Anne vs. Norview (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Princess Anne is poised for another title win
by Antowyne Shaw, recruit757
After five straight state title wins, it’s obvious that the Princess Anne program is a juggernaut.
After Saturday’s 70-34 win over Norview, it’s also obvious that this year’s Cavaliers aren’t going anywhere.
“We had to fight through it,” said Princess Anne guard Jasha Clinton. “We have to keep our composure throughout the game. That’s what Coach Dozier wants us to do.
Clinton finished the game with 26 points, six assists and nine steals.
For Coach Dozier, his team’s win is just another step toward a sixth straight state title. This team and their coach are taking nothing for granted. Physical play is nothing new for them.
“We were pretty beat up already before this game started. We didn’t know that several of our players were going to play today, but we hacked it out. I feel pretty good with this win,” said the coach. “When you go out on the road, and we’ve been out on the road a couple of times, it’s physical out there. The higher the ranking of the teams you play, the more physical it is. My starters are all accustomed to physical play from last year and the year before. The other kids will buy in.”
Princess Anne’s win guarantees them a spot in the state tournament, but there’s also seeding to play for. No. 3 seeded Hampton fended off Kempsville on Saturday by a score of 56-47, so the Crabbers will face the Cavaliers on Tuesday night at 6:00 at the Norfolk Scope. The winner enters the state tournament as a no. 1 seed and will host Region 5B runner-up L.C. Bird, while the loser will hit the road to face Region 6B Champion Highland Springs. Both of the first round Class 5 state tournament games will be played on Friday.
– Antowyne Shaw