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Western Branch earns first state finals berth with win over Cox

Western Branch vs. Cox (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757) Bruins get revenge from last week’s region final loss by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 Prior to last night’s Class 6 state semifinal between Western Branch and Cox, the winner was already assured a spot in what would amount to both schools first-ever state championship appearance. After watching Cox celebrate…

Lake Taylor sweep Class 4 semifinal matchups

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757

There will be a double dose of Titan on the campus of VCU this Saturday, with both the Lake Taylor boys and girls programs advancing to the Class 4 state finals following semifinal wins on Tuesday night. The trip will be the second title game appearance in three years for the boys, while girls head coach Saundra Sawyer will look to win her fourth state championship with the Lady Titans.

Boys head coach Kenny Brown and his one-loss Titans bunch will face the winner of Loudoun Valley-John Handley immediately following the girls contest. The last time Lake Taylor appeared on the Siegel Center court, the Titans blew a late fourth quarter lead in a loss to Monacan.

Senior guard Joe Bryant Jr led Lake Taylor with 33 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists. Dereon Seabron added 25 points and 14 rebounds.

In the girls contest, sophomore guard Jordan Poole scored a team-high 17 points as the Titans defeated Kings Fork 57-38, their second win over the Bulldogs in a week. Sawyer and Lake Taylor move on to Saturday’s state championship against Millbrook. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30p.m.

-Jamaar Hawkins

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High winds cause some basketball postponements

The VHSL Tournament has some postponements involving teams in all parts of the state by Andy Hilton, recruit757 LAST UPDATE AT 1:10 PM FRIDAY VHSL Communications Director Mike McCall has issued a statement concerning postponements in the VHSL Basketball Quarterfinals. Several games scheduled for Friday are affected. “Due to the high winds and school closings…