For the second straight year, the Lafayette boys upset host Culpeper County in a Region I Division 3 boys quarterfinal.
Tuesday, the seventh-seeded Rams beat the second-seeded Blue Devils 80-78 in overtime, thanks to an 18-of-18 free-throw shooting performance.
Lafayette led for most of regulation, but Culpeper came back to take a five-point lead in the fourth quarter.
John Fitchett, who led all scorers with 36 points, hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with about 30 seconds left in the fourth. After a quick Culpeper bucket, Fitchett was fouled and hit two free throws to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Lafayette opened overtime with a 7-0 run. Culpeper countered with 7-2 run, but Culpeper’s Jeremey Robson missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
“It was a typical Lafayette game,” Rams coach
Lafayette will travel to Bruton on Thursday night for a semifinal, with a state berth at stake.
No. 7 LAFAYETTE 80, No. 2 CULPEPER 78 OT
LAFAYETTE (7-15): Ashlock 4, Hayes 13, Buchanan 7, Fitchett 36, Banks 8, Rivera 12. Totals 28 18-18 80.
CULPEPER (23-3): Strother 13,
Lafayette 30,17,-9,15-9 — 80
Culpeper 20,21,12,18-7 — 78
3-point goals: Lafayette 6 (Hayes 3, Buchanan, Fitchett, Rivera); Culpeper 2 (Strother, Stewart).
Tabb 79, Warhill 78, OT
In Division 4, Yonathan Fessehaie’s free throw with 31.3 seconds left in overtime proved to be the difference as the visiting Tigers defeated No. 4 seed Warhill.
The fifth-seeded Tigers led 61-44 early in the fourth quarter before Warhill mounted a furious comeback. Devonte Dedmon scored a game-high 33 points, including a reverse layup at the buzzer in regulation to tie the game at 69.
The Lions carried over the momentum as Cornell Daye Jr. scored a layup and Brandon Pugh knocked down a 3-pointer from the right wing to give the Lions a 74-73 lead with 2:22 left.
Terrell Sheffey scored two buckets in transition to give Tabb (15-11) a 78-74 lead with 1:06 to play. But Daye hit a layup off a steal, and Dedmon added a pull-up jumper in the lane with 16.5 seconds left to cut the lead to one.
Tabb, 3-of-13 from the free-throw line in the final six minutes of the game, inbounded the ball and Warhill failed to commit a foul as the Tigers ran the clock out.
Daniel Schiele paced Tabb with 29 points and seven blocks. Kaleb Mitchell added 16 points and Fessehaie added 13.
No. 5 TABB 79, No. 4 WARHILL 78 (OT)
TABB (15-11): Brown 5, Fessehaie 13, Mitchell 16, Myatt 7, Sheffey 13, Schiele 29. Totals 22 15-29 79.
WARHILL (16-8): Brooks 8, Crew 6, Tyler 6, D. Dedmon 33, Daye Jr. 7, Aadahl 1, Pugh 16. Totals 19 12-20 68.
Warhill 9-20- 15- 25 9-- 78
3-point goals: Tabb 7 (Brown, Fesshaie 2, Mitchell, Sheffey 2), Warhill 7 (Crew, Dedmon 3, Pugh 3).
Bruton 92, Greensville 63
Bruton had no problem at home in a Division 3 quarterfinal. Kapri Doucet netted a game-high 18 points to pace the No. 3-seeded Panthers.
Lonnie Swinton opened the first quarter in true Bruton form, hitting a 3-pointer from the right wing 45 seconds into the action. Altonio Johnson answered with back-to-back buckets for the Eagles, but it would be the only time Greensville would have control of the game.
In the next four minutes, Bruton outscored Greensville 14-4 to gain a 17-8 advantage.
Greensville didn’t go quietly. Rasheem Lucas scored five of the Eagles’ next nine points to close within a five-point margin at the end of the quarter.
Bruton’s Marcus Carter opened the second period with a left-wing 3-point bucket. Loose balls and steals put a hurt on the Greensville offense.
The Panthers added six more points before Lucas put Greensville on the board with 4:41 remaining in the half. Johnson knocked down two 3-point shots and Alphonso Boone hit a jumper to push the Eagles to a nine-point deficit.
Bruton extended to a 47-31 halftime lead with help from a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Chad Simmons.
The Panthers never looked back. Bruton pushed to a 20-point advantage midway through the third quarter and Greensville failed to catch up.
Despite hitting 6-of-9 free throws in the final quarter, the Eagles couldn’t keep up.
Simmons added 15 points for Bruton and Carter chipped in 12 to round out double-digit scoring. Boone paced the Eagles with 16 points, while Johnson added 10.
No. 6 GREENSVILLE (7-15):
Boone 16, Johnson 10, Lucas 12, Hines 8, Peebles 5, Jordan 3, Boykins 4, Williams 2, K. Crawley 2, Anderson 1.
No. 3 BRUTON (18-4): Doucet 18, Simmons 15, Carter 12, Swinton 8, Hert 8, Kissoon 6, White 5, Wallace 5, Hill 5, Brown 4, Rice 2, Legaspi 2, Wade 2.
3-point goals: Greensville 3 (Johnson 2, Jordan), Bruton 13 (Swinton 2, Carter 2, Doucet 3, Simmons 2, Hert 2, Hill, Kissoon).
Xavier Green scored a team-high 19 points for Jamestown, but the Eagles lost at Chancellor in a Region I Division 4 quarterfinal.
Chancellor (18-5) led 40-20 at halftime and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.
George Williams and Kenny Fields added 11 points each for Jamestown (10-12).
JAMESTOWN (10-12): Green 19, Redcross 4, Brown 5, Williams 11, Boyd 2, Lipscomb 5, Neville 6, Evans 2, Fields, 11 Slade 2. Totals 30 4-9 67.
CHANCELLOR (18-5): Royster 2, James 9, King 8, Greer 12, Edwards 12, Holmes 19, McEanes 4, Patterson 5, Morgan 2, Alexander 4. Totals 28 14-22 77.
Jamestown 8,12,18,29 — 67
Chancellor 15,25,19,18 — 77