Three region teams advance in state high school playoffs
Petersburg got 30 points from Frank Mason as the Crimson Wave moved toward another state title game appearance by knocking off Thomas Edison high from Alexandria 69-61 on Friday night in the VHSL Group AAA state quarterfinals.
Mason added 15 rebounds and teammate Marcus Hoosier poured in 19 points as the Wave improved to 28-1. They will next play in the semifinals on Wednesday at 3:45 at the Siegel Center.
The Henrico Warriors overcame another poor night at the foul line to knock off Westfield 56-52. Their next game will also be at the Siegel Center on Wednesday at 8:45.
The Highland Springs girls used just six players…and four starters played the entire game but they beat West Springfield 53-46.
De’June’ Robinson had 13 points, Kermisha Clark added 11 and Jazzmin Dabney and Brianna Justice added 10 apiece for the Lady Springers who improve to 29-1. They will play Oakton in the state semifinals next Wedneday at 2pm. Oakton beat Central Region runner-up Monacan 73-65.
St Catherine’s was upset in their VIS Division One semifinal by Liberty-Christian 53-50. Meredith Doswell had 22 points and 15 rebounds and her twin sister Ali had 15 more. The Saints end the most successful season in school history with a record of 21-3.