Friday's high school roundup: Kecoughtan, Bruton boys suffer first basketball defeats!

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For a game-by-game look at Friday's high school action, follow this link:

http://highschoolsports.dailypress.com/2011/schedules/20120106/20120106

Here are some highlights:

Peninsula District boys basketball

Menchville won 50-47 over previously unbeaten Kecoughtan behind an 11-point, 11-rebound game from Jermaine Brown.

Derrius Franklin sank four free throws in the final 30 seconds for the Monarchs. …

Rakeem Brown's 25 points led Bethel to a 67-50 win at Woodside. …

Denbigh beat Heritage 66-57 behind Paul Gostomski's 18 points.

Gloucester gained its first district victory, beating winless Warwick 60-50.

Bay Rivers boys

Darren Major's 20 points helped Smithfield edge Bruton 55-53, the Panthers' first loss. Marcus Carter scored 18 for Bruton. …

Colton St. Cyr scored 16 to lead host Lafayette (8-4, 8-2 BRD) past New Kent 71-60 despite a game-high 21 points by Marvin Allen. …

Joe Nelson's 18 points boosted host Tabb (8-5, 6-4 BRD) to a 73-50 win over Jamestown. Shaq Rodney added 17 points, and Rodney Smith led the Eagles with 13 points. …

Kevin Barnes scored a game-high 17 points as host Grafton (9-1, 7-0) beat Poquoson 66-39 to take the Bay Rivers lead. Joey Miller added 14 points, and Dylan Hill led the Islanders with 14 points. …

Devonte Dedmon's 29 points guided Warhill past York 59-52.

More boys

Hampton Roads Academy defeated Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 77-50 on 30 points by Jordan Gilliam. HRA opened the game with a 22-0 run, and Gilliam made eight 3-pointers. …

Landon Allen recorded 24 points to lead host Fuqua past Tidewater Academy 60-47. Lamont Moore led the Warriors with 15 points. …

Deron Powers' 22 points and eight assists helped Williamsburg Christian past Hampton Christian 71-38. ...

Sussex Central outscored Windsor by 16 in the first half in a 61-37 win. Trayvond Wooden scored 15 points for the Tigers and shot over 60 percent from the field.

Peninsula girls

Lisa Saunders returned to her old stomping grounds and scored 17 points to lead Hampton over Phoebus 82-34. Saunders played her first three seasons with the Phantoms before transferring to the Crabbers. ...

Alex Boothe-Delk tallied 21 points as host Heritage dominated Denbigh 63-26. Taj Baldwin scored 19 for the Patriots. …

Chelsey Romero scored 16 as Kecoughtan overcame Menchville 46-39 despite Rachel Webb's 17 points. ...

Adrienne Motley scored 20 points as Peninsula leader Woodside (11-1, 9-0) rolled to a 57-17 win over Bethel. Alecia Bell also chipped in 15. …

Taiyanah Scott's 19 points propelled host Warwick (7-5, 7-3 PD) to a 45-31 win over Gloucester. LaQuanda Younger added 16 points for the Raiders, and Cheyenne Lano led the Dukes with 10 points.

More girls

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (9-3) topped host Hampton Roads Academy 48-38 despite 17 points and 13 rebounds by Braysia Hicks.

Jessica Pieroni scored a game-high 18 points for the Saints, and Harper Birdsong chipped in 10 points. ...

Kimberlyn Schindler, with 28 points, led Denbigh Baptist to a 45-18 win over Summit Christian. …

Williamsburg Christian beat Hampton Christian 71-19, getting 19 points from Keyana Brown. …

Cary Beahm scored 23 as Tidewater Academy beat host Fuqua 48-33. Falon Williams chipped in 17 points.

PA girls' streak ends at 141

Salem's Areana Davis hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to give Salem a 56-55 victory over Princess Anne. The Cavaliers' win streak against Beach foes ended at 141 games.

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