In the Region A Division 1 boys basketball quarterfinals Wednesday, Derrick Bailey scored 21 points for host Surry County as the second-seeded Cougars defeated No. 7 Franklin 71-41.
Dontre Lyttle chipped in with 17 points and six steals for Surry.
With a state quarterfinal berth at stake at 6 p.m. Friday, the Cougars will play host to No. 6 Middlesex, which took a 14-point road lead in the third quarter and held off No. 3 Colonial Beach 60-54.
Antonio Davis led No. 5 Chesterfield Community with 21 points as it won at No. 4 Charles City 66-61, earning the right to play at top-seeded West Point at 6 p.m. Friday in the other semifinal.
Chesterfield Community converted key free throws in the final quarter and finished 29-of-43 at the line for the nightagainst its Tri-Rivers District rival.
Region A Division 2
In the Region A Division 2 quarterfinals, No. 6 Essex won 68-50 at No. 3 Mathews to move into a semifinal against No. 2 Lancaster, which cruised past No. 7 Arcadia 79-55.
Eastern Region girls quarterfinals: Maury, PA advance
Maury and Princess Anne advanced to rare Sunday semifinals with victories Wednesday afternoon at Scope in Norfolk.
Maury beat Western Branch 51-42 behind Chanette Hicks, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds. She shot 9-of-13 at the free-throw line in the final five minutes.
Gianna Smith, Jayda Luckie and Tiffany Daniel each had 10 points for the Commodores, who are coached by former Christopher Newport standout player Jermaine Woods.
James Madison recruit Da'Lishia Griffin led Westrn Branch with 13 rebounds; she and Alexis McKay had 11 points apiece.
Princess Anne then ousted Wilson 70-38 behind the play of freshman Gadiva Hubbard and Justyce Swango.
The Cavaliers are 26-1 overall, and Darnell Dozier is 465-42 as their coach. They are seeking their 10th regional championship.
Eastern Region boys quarterfinal: Great Bridge 54, Maury 42
Before Hampton's dramatic victory over Landstown, Great Bridge defeated Maury at Scope to reach the regional semifinals for the first time in 35 years.
With Andre Banks hitting a couple of key 3-pointers, the Wildcats outscored the Commodores 23-11 in the final quarter.
Some of the Great Bridge players were wearing the "Havoc" headbands sported by former Great Bridge standout Briante Weber, who plays for VCU and is on course to be the Rams' all-time steal leader.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times