Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Patriots Fall Short....

They left it all on the floor.

From Amber Lee's sweat and Jasmine Smith's passion to Summer Price's heart and Katie Anderson's blood, Patrick Henry did everything they could to advance to the final four of the Central Region Girls Basketball Tournament.

In the end, a surprising no-call, followed by a 7-0 Cosby run to take the lead for good, gave the Titans a 51-41 win in Ashland Wednesday night.

In her final game, Katie Anderson scored 21 points, but could only score five field goals (one from 3), constantly harassed all night by Cosby's defense. Anderson went down hard early in the final quarter with the Patriots leading, but no foul was called. She was slow to get up and came up bleeding on the right arm. She left the game while the wound was attended to and a fresh uniform top found (she finished her career wearing #32), but from this point on, Cosby seemed to take control.

A steal and a 3-pointer tied the game at 31-31, the Patriots took the lead for the last time at 33-31. Cosby took the lead for good at 35-33 with 4:48 to go and sealed it at the free throw line when the Patriots had to resort to fouling late in the game.

Amber Lee picked up two early fouls, but played valiantly on defense, finishing with six points. Price finished with eight. Jasmine Smith's last game ended with her tallying four points, all from the charity stripe.

The Patriots finish the season 23-3 with a performance that proved they belonged in the Top 10 in the Central Region all season. A few different sets of circumstances in the fourth quarter could have turned the tide the other way.

Look for complete coverage one week from tomorrow in the March 1st Hanover Herald-Progress.

NOTE: Anderson finishes her PH career as the second all-time leading scorer with 1,509 points, scoring point #1,500 on a free throw with 5:03 left in the third quarter.

Live Updates from Patrick Henry/Cosby

For live score updates on Patrick Henry/Cosby in tonight's Central Region Quarterfinals, follow Rob Witham on Twitter (@robwitham).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Patriots Advance to Quarterfinals; Confederates Fall Just Short....

Katie Anderson poured in 27 points and had 10 rebounds leading Patrick Henry to an easy 61-35 victory over Glen Allen in the first round of the Central Region Girls Basketball Tournament in Ashland.

Jasmine Smith added 11 and Summer Price had 10 points. The Patriots (23-2) next meet Cosby, a 57-29 winner over Prince George, Wednesday night at 7pm at Patrick Henry. The winner of that game will go to the Regional Final Four at the Siegel Center for a semifinal Friday night.

Lee-Davis fought hard but fell just short in their upset bid in the Region first round, losing a defensive struggle to Hermitage, 31-30 at Hermitage Tuesday night.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tourney First Round Postponed (Updated Bracket Information!)

Due to the Sunday night snows and subsequent closing of school systems Monday, the Central Region Girls Basketball Tournament, scheduled to begin Monday night, will now begin Tuesday night.

Patrick Henry will host Glen Allen Tuesday at 7pm.
Lee-Davis will play at Hermitage Tuesday at 7pm.

PH, with a win, would meet the winner of Prince George/Cosby on Wednesday in Ashland.
Lee-Davis, with a win, would meet the winner of Meadowbrook/Huguenot on Wednesday, site TBD.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tinsley Wins Second State Title!

Tanner Tinsley moved up in weight classification this wrestling season, from 152 pounds to 170.

Different division, same result.

Tinsley captured his second straight Group AAA State Wrestling Title Saturday, beating First Colonial's Ryland O'Brien 3-2 in Fairfax.

Tinsley won the state title at 152 pounds in 2011.

Other Hanover wrestlers to place in state competition were J.D. Gregory and Henry Reeves, who placed fifth at 106 and 220 pounds, respectively.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Patriots Stunned At Buzzer; Wildcats and Panthers Advance

Caroline Carvia hit a three-point shot at the buzzer off an in-bounds pass at :02 left to give Deep Run a stunning 57-55 win over top-seeded Patrick Henry in the Colonial District girls semifinals at John Marshall.

Summer Price, who led the Patriots with 21 points, hit a three-pointer from the deep corner with eight seconds left to give the Patriots a 55-54 lead after losing the lead with 45 seconds to go. The Wildcats advanced the ball to their end of the court and called timeout with two seconds left to set up the winning shot.

Patrick Henry had numerous chances to seize the day, missing four shots in the paint in the final minute of play.

The Patriots, now 22-2, still qualify as the #1 seed from the Colonial District into the Central Region Tournament and will host Glen Allen, the #4 seed from the Capital, Monday night in the first round.

In the other semifinal, a block by Shannon Thompson on a Godwin shot in the final second gave Hermitage a 50-49 win over the Eagles to advance to the finals. Mills Godwin led most of the game, until Hermitage took the lead for good in the fourth quarter, holding off a final Eagles surge. Hermitage missed four of five free throws in the final minute to help key Godwin in the game. On the final play, Godwin got the ball to the hoop, but the ball was knocked out of bounds by the Panthers with :01 to go. The Eagles set up a play inbounding the ball, but the shot in the lane was cleanly blocked by Thompson at the buzzer, sealing the win.

Deep Run and Hermitage tip off for the title Friday at 6pm at Douglas Freeman on Three Chopt Road. Hermitage swept the Wildcats in the regular season.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lee-Davis Girls Fall In Semis....

Varina defeats Lee-Davis 69-59 Wednesday night, eliminating them from the Capital District Tournament. The Confederates should get an at-large bid for next week's Central Region Tournament, which begins on Monday.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tournament Scoreboard!


#1 Patrick Henry (22-1) 62, #8 Thomas Jefferson 36
(Katie Anderson with 19 points, Summer Price with 15; will play Deep Run in semis Thursday)


#2 Thomas Jefferson 52, #7 Patrick Henry 46
(Raymon Minor with 18 points, Patriots finish 11-11)


#5 Varina 75, #4 Hanover 73
(Treyvonte Brown with 24 points, Hawks finish 9-14)

#3 Armstrong 94, #6 Atlee 51
(Jacob Hurd with 17 points, Raiders finish 4-19)

#1 Henrico 105, #8 Lee-Davis 48
(Confederates finish 5-18)


#2 Varina 85, #7 Atlee 47
#5 Glen Allen 49, #4 Hanover 39
#3 Lee-Davis 60, #6 Henrico 54
(Confederates play Varina in semis Wednesday at 7:30 at Lee-Davis)

Colonial District Basketball Tourney News.....


#7 Patrick Henry at #2 Thomas Jefferson, Tuesday 7pm.
(winner meets winner of Hermitage/Deep Run, Wednesday at 7:45pm at Freeman)


#1 Patrick Henry vs. #8 Thomas Jefferson, Tuesday 7pm at Patrick Henry
(winner meets winner of John Marshall/Deep Run Thursday, 6pm at John Marshall)



Team Dist.   All

Patrick Henry 15-1 21-1

Hermitage 14-2 18-4

Deep Run 11-5 15-7

Mills Godwin 11-5 14-8

John Marshall 8-8 11-8

Douglas Freeman 6-10 7-14

J.R. Tucker 3-13 4-18

Thomas Jefferson 2-14 4-17

Maggie Walker GS 2-14 4-18

Capital District Boys Basketball Tourney Preview

Tournament pairings (All tickets $6):

Today, quarterfinals, at higher seeds

No. 8 Lee-Davis at No. 1 Henrico, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Varina at No. 4 Hanover, 7:30

No. 7 Glen Allen at No. 2 Highland Springs, 7:30

No. 6 Atlee at No. 3 Armstrong, 7

Thursday, semifinals, at Lee-Davis

1-8 winner vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m.

2-7 winner vs. 3-6 winner, 7:30

Friday, final, at Lee-Davis

Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.


Team Dist. All

Henrico 14-0 21-1

Highland Springs 12-2 15-7

Armstrong 10-4 13-9

Hanover 7-7 9-13

Varina 5-9 9-13

Glen Allen 4-10 5-17

Atlee 3-11 4-18

Lee-Davis 0-14 5-17

Capital District Girls Basketball Tourney Preview

Today, quarterfinals, at higher seeds

No. 8 Armstrong at No. 1 Highland Springs, 6 p.m.

No. 5 Glen Allen at No. 4 Hanover, 6

No. 7 Atlee at No. 2 Varina, 7

No. 6 Henrico at No. 3 Lee-Davis, 7

Wednesday, semifinals, at Lee-Davis

1-8 winner vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m.

2-7 winner vs. 3-6 winner, 7:30

Friday, final, at Lee-Davis

Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.


Team Dist.   All

Highland Springs 14-0 21-1

Varina 12-2 18-4

Lee-Davis 9-5 13-9

Hanover 8-6 12-10

Glen Allen 7-7 11-11

Henrico 3-11 5-17

Atlee 2-12 4-18

Armstrong 1-13 4-17

District Indoor Track Winners: PH and L-D

Click the title link for results from Saturday's Capital and Colonial District Indoor Track Championships, which saw Lee-Davis and Patrick Henry will team titles in girls competition!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Patrick Henry Wins Colonial District

Summer Price scored 14 points, while Jasmine Smith and Katie Anderson added 13 to give Patrick Henry a 62-38 win over J.R. Tucker, capturing the 2011-12 Colonial District regular season championship Friday.

The Patriots finish the regular season at 15-1 in the Colonial District, 21-1 overall. They will begin their quest for the District Tournament title Tuesday at John Marshall, opponent TBD.


Patrick Henry 73, J.R. Tucker 43 (Raymon Minor scored 27 points...)

Lee-Davis 73, Atlee 41
Varina 98, Hanover 46

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tuesday Night Basketball!

The Patrick Henry girls basketball team clinched a tie for the Colonial District title Tuesday night with a 51-33 win at Thomas Jefferson. The Patriots (14-1, 20-1) were led by Summer Price's 17 points with Katie Anderson adding 15 along with 13 rebounds.

The Patriots can clinch the title outright with a win Friday evening at J.R. Tucker.

Other Scores:

Thomas Jefferson 68, Patrick Henry 57

Varina 93, Atlee 40 (Raiders 2-11 in Capital, 4-16 overall)
Lee-Davis 66, Armstrong 46 (Confederates 8-5 in Capital, 12-8 overall; Caroline Naumann led LD with 18 points and 11 rebounds)
Highland Springs 68, Hanover 13 (Hawks 7-6 in Capital, 11-7 overall)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Patriots Sweep Confederates.....

Katie Anderson did it again. Her 20 points and 13 rebounds led Patrick Henry (19-1) to a Senior Night 61-42 win over Lee-Davis.

The game was much closer than the final would indicate, as Lee-Davis held a 38-35 lead with 1:30 left in the third period. The Patriots then went on a 26-4 run over the final 13 1/2 minutes to seal the victory.

Fellow senior Amber Lee scored 11 points and had six rebounds. Caroline Naumann was a force inside for the Confederates, with 17 points and 13 rebounds.


Meanwhile, the Patrick Henry boys clawed their way to a road overtime win over Lee-Davis Monday night, 68-65. Khalil Mock led the Patriots with 14 points, who are now 11-9 and face Thomas Jefferson Tuesday afternoon on the road.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Lee-Davis Captures Capital District Wrestling Title

Doing the little things and going the extra mile gave Lee-Davis a winning cushion.

The Confederates won the Capital District Wrestling team title Saturday evening, scoring 206.5 points. Hanover, who had six individual weight champions out of 14 classifications, finished second at 203 points. Atlee finished third with 176 points.

Individual champions from Hanover County schools were:

J.D. Gregory, Hanover (106 pounds)
Tyler Wooten, Lee-Davis (113 pounds)
Michael Flora, Hanover (120 pounds)
Colin Van Allen, Lee-Davis (126 pounds)
Justin Woolard, Atlee (132 pounds)
Michael Engels, Hanover (145 pounds)
Adam Stokes, Lee-Davis (160 pounds)
Tanner Tinsley, Hanover (170 pounds)
Isaac Mackey, Atlee (182 pounds)
Patrick Sorey, Hanover (195 pounds)
Henry Reeves, Hanover (220 pounds)
Mario Ramirez, Atlee (285 pounds)

Friday, February 03, 2012

Other Friday Night Finals....


Glen Allen 46, Atlee 42
Varina 65, Lee-Davis 46


Varina 70, Lee-Davis 41
Hanover 59, Armstrong 33

Patriots Lose First, Fall To Panthers 64-46.....

The streak is over.

The Hermitage Panthers opened on a 20-6 run, withstood a Patrick Henry comeback, and finished on a 20-5 run to hand the Patriots their first loss of the 2011-12 season Friday evening, 64-46.

A relentless full-court pressure defense wilted the Patriots' offense early, with constant steals and turnovers helping Hermitage to easy baskets and the early 14-point advantage.

The Patriots were down 12 at halftime, but cut the lead to six after three periods, utilizing a full-court pressure defense of their own to disrupt the Panther attack. Amber Lee held a steady presence inside, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Summer Price also had 15 points, while Katie Anderson added 11.

With the score 44-41 Hermitage, the Panthers began their final 20-5 surge with an 8-2 run in the middle of the fourth quarter, extending the lead to 52-43. The Patriots would only muster four more points in the game's final minutes.

Patrick Henry is now 13-1 in the Colonial District, 18-1 overall. Hermitage is just behind Patrick Henry in the District at 13-2. Their overall record is 15-5.

Patrick Henry returns to Ashland for their final home game of the regular season Monday night at 7pm against Lee-Davis.

Boys Basketball: Hermitage 76, Patrick Henry 65

Hermitage used a 28 point second quarter to build a 19-point halftime lead, then spent the second half holding off the pesky Patriots of Patrick Henry for a 76-65 win Friday night.

D'Vonta Derricott led all scorers with 27 points and 9 rebounds in his final regular season contest against his former school. Twelve of his points came during the pivotal second period, where the Panthers outscored the Patriots 28-10 for a 38-19 halftime lead.

The Patriots got the lead down to five points late in the third period before Hermitage went on a 6-0 run in the period's final minute for a 54-43 lead.

Raymon Minor scored 11 of his team-high 25 points in the third quarter comeback attempt. A.J. Jackson scored two key three-pointers during that run.

The Patriots fall to 10-9 overall, 6-8 in the Colonial District. The Patriots step out of district Monday night with a trip to Mechanicsville to battle their oldest rival, Lee-Davis.