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Friday roundup: Galax boys win state championship

Covington girls, Fort Chiswell boys fall

The Fort Chiswell boys also play in the semifinals today.

March 10, 2012|Karen Loftus/WDBJ7 Staff

RICHMOND, Va. — The Galax boys basketball team defended its state title by winning another one Friday.

The Maroon Tide knocked off Amelia on Friday, 66-49, for the A Division 1 championship.

Galax led 31-21 at halftime, and 43-28 after the third quarter.

Lawrence Parsons had 19 points and 14 rebounds, 9 blocks. Deion George had 12 points and 6 rebounds.

Galax defends its title, beating Amelia 66 to 49 repeating as state champs.

"It just means so much for us to represent, and for us to get two, that's unbelievable," Verl Brown, Galax head coach said. "I could just fall out right here, right now."

George said: "Like Coach Brown said, it's hard to come back here two times. Some people don't even make it to the state championship like this. It's a great feeling, ma'am. I'm proud. I'm a senior. I had a great time at Galax High School."


The Covington girls basketball team lost to East Rockingham on Friday, 66-42, in the A Division 1 girls title game.


East Rockingham led 49-34 at the end of the third quarter, and 33-19 at halftime.

Check back later for more updates.


The Fort Chiswell boys basketball team had its playoff run end Friday with a 62-50 loss to George Mason in the A Division 2 semifinals.

Fort Chiswell trailed 24-19 at halftime.


Two area teams will play for state championships Friday, and a third will try to advance to the title game.

The Covington girls and the Galax boys all will be trying to bring home state championships Friday. The Fort Chiswell boys have a semifinal game at 3:45 p.m.

The Covington girls tip off against East Rockingham for the A Division 1 title at 2 p.m. at Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center.

Covington advanced by knocking off Altavista on Thursday in overtime, while East Rockingham beat Galax.

The other state title game involving a local team starts at 3:45 p.m. Friday when the Galax boys take on Amelia County for the A Division 1 crown.

Friday starts off with the Fort Chiswell boys taking on George Mason in an A Division 2 semifinal matchup at 3:45 p.m.

The winner will play the Virginia High-Lancaster winner for the state championship at 5 p.m. Saturday.

WDBJ7's Karen Loftus is in Richmond and will be providing updates throughout the day.

- George Mason 62, Fort Chiswell 50 (boys, A Division 2 semifinals)

- East Rockingham 66, Covington 42 (girls, A Division 1 championship)

- Galax 66, Amelia County 49 (boys, A Division 1 championship)


- East Rockingham 59, Galax 40 (girls, A Division 1)
- Covington 50, Altavista 47 (girls, A Division 1)
- Galax 64, Charles City 54 (boys, A Division 1)
- George Mason 64, Glenvar 48 (girls, A Division 2)

Here are the full brackets:

AAA Boys semifinals

- Petersburg 77, Kecoughtan 56

- Hampton 74, Henrico 60

- Championship game 9 p.m. Friday: Hampton 64, Petersburg 51

AA Division 4 Boys semifinals

- Christiansburg 66, Potomac Falls 52

- Grafton 63, Heritage-Lynchburg 48

- Championship game at 9 p.m. Saturday: Christiansburg vs. Grafton

AA Division Division 3 Boys semifinals

- Cave Spring 76, Fluvanna County 59

- Brunswick 64, Rockbridge County 59 (OT)

- Championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday: Cave Spring vs. Brunswick

A Division 2 Boys semifinals

- Lancaster 82, Virginia 60

- George Mason 62, Fort Chiswell 50

- Championship game at 5 p.m. Saturday: Lancaster vs. Virginia

A Division 1 Boys semifinals

- Amelia County 68, Hurley 64

- Galax 64, Charles City 54

- Championship game 3:45 p.m. Friday: Amelia County vs. Galax

AAA Girls semifinals

- Princess Anne 57, Highland Springs 48

- Oakton 46, Woodside 43

- Championship game 7 p.m. Friday: Oakton58, Princess Anne 43

AA Division 4 Girls semifinals

- Millbrook 65, Carroll County 31

- Courtland 70, Salem 30

- Championship game 7 p.m. Saturday: Millbrook vs. Courtland

AA Division 3 Girls semifinals

- Liberty-Bealeton 42, Richlands 34

- R.E. Lee-Staunton 58, Woodgrove 34

- Championship game 11 a.m. Saturday: R.E. Lee-Staunton vs. Liberty-Bealton

A Division 2 Girls semifinals
- Gate City 48, Stuarts Draft 42

- George Mason 64, Glenvar 48

- Championship game 3 p.m. Saturday: Gate City vs. George Mason

A Division 1 Girls semifinals

- East Rockingham 59, Galax 40

- Covington 50, Altavista 47

- Championship game 2 p.m. Friday: East Rockingham 66, Covington 42

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