In the Region A Division 1 boys basketball first round Wednesday night, No. 3 Sussex Central won 58-48 at home against No. 6 King and Queen Central.
King and Queen outscored Sussex 14-4 in the third quarter to cut a 12-point halftime deficit to two, but the host Tigers pulled away in the final period.
Sussex earned a trip to face second-seeded Chesterfield Community in a semifinal Friday. The winner will head to the state quarterfinals. …
Fifth-seeded Rappahannock won 68-64 at No. 4 Charles City behind William Johns’ 16 points and 11 rebounds, earning a semifinal berth Friday at top-seeded Surry County.
Trevor Jones had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers, and Dominique Williams added 13 points.
REGION A DIVISION 2 BOYS
In the first round, No. 3 Arcadia ousted No. 6 King William 75-57 in Oak Hall.
The Firebirds led 21-6 after one quarter and kept control, ensuring their spot in a semifinal Friday at No. 2 Middlesex. …
No. 4 Lancaster, excelling at a fast tempo in the second half, overcame No. 5 Nandua 59-54 in the Red Devis' gym.
Lancaster next will head to Tappahannock to play top-seeded Essex at 7 p.m. Friday. As with the Arcadia-Middlesex game, the Lancaster-Essex victor will head to state.
The All-Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools first team included Walsingham Academy teammates Corey Brown and Brandon LaRose, as well as Hampton Roads Academy freshman Chris Tang.
Harrison Spaulding of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy made the second team.
Future North Carolina Tar Heel James McAdoo of regular-season champion Norfolk Christian was named the Player of the Year.
REGION I DIVISION 3 GIRLS
Tuesday, Warhill held a three-point lead at second-seeded Brunswick with 3 1/2 minutes remaining, but an 11-0 run propelled the Bulldogs to a 61-49 win in a Region I Division 3 quarterfinal.
Melanie Heath scored 19 points and Alexis Petrin 13 for the Lions, while Myneshia Walker netted 21 and Jamara Malone 18 for Brunswick.