Regional Playoff Time
Congrats to the Surry High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams who both went undefeated in district play during the regular season and also captured district tournament titles on Saturday night at Southampton HS.
Both of them will be a handful in their respective Class 1 regional tournaments.
Congrats also to the Park View High School boys’ team who advanced to the tournament championship game and gave Surry a battle before falling by a 68-62 score.
I thought the Dragons certainly had their chances in the second half on Saturday evening after going up 38-29 in the third quarter but Surry, which returned all five starters from last season, experience showed up with the game on the line.
The Dragons committed too many turnovers in the fourth quarter and the momentum changed as Surry went on a 12-0 run that was just too much to overcome.
The Dragons will now turn their sights to the Class 3, Region A tournament that begins on Friday.
Though official regional pairings had not been released at press time, it looked like Park View would probably earn the No. 6 seed and travel to third-seeded Hopewell HS on Friday.
The Blue Devils (17-4) have some impressive wins this season including capturing a pair of games against Petersburg as well as securing victories over Thomas Dale, Trinity Episcopal and Monacan.
To read the entire column pick up the Feb. 13, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.