Newspaper Archive of
The Westmoreland Journal
King George, Virginia
February 24, 2016     The Westmoreland Journal
PAGE 4     (4 of 8 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 4     (4 of 8 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
February 24, 2016

Newspaper Archive of The Westmoreland Journal produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

4 Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 THE JOURNAL The scrappy and relentless Harding LEONARD BANKS sparked a 9-2 Indian run that in- cluded a foul shot that tied the game Sports editor at 16. It was a nail-biter to the very end In the final seconds of the quar- at Lancaster High School Saturday. ter, Drifter center Tamara Ruczynski In spite of being swept during the scored two back-to-back layups that regular season during conference gave the Drifters an 18-16 halftime basketball matchups, the Northum- lead. berland Indians pushed the Drifters In the third quarter, after New- (17-5) to the final seconds. However, man briefly left the game with four in spite of lead changes, foul trouble fouls, the Indians rallied back from and a resilient front court led by 4 a 7-point deficit and cut the Drifter foot 10 Kayla Harding (15 points), lead to 36-34. the Drifters held on to win their Northumberland started the final third Conference 43 title, 50-45. quarter with confidence, as Rajaa "Sometimes your head swells Shabazz and Harding led the Indians too much, but you need you need a on a 7-1 run and a 41-37 lead. The game like this;' Drifters head coach Drifters responded with defense, as Keith Dickerson said. "When you get their front court harassed Indian down to the fourth quarter, and our guards with turnovers and miscues. goal is to never give up--you have to Eventually the Drifters capitalized fight back. I am very proud of them" on Indian mistakes for a 44-41 lead. After a slow, fiat 3% minutes to Newman sealed Northumberland's start the first quarter - both teams fate with two trips to the foul line were 2-20 from the field, the Drifters (4-4). went on a 10-4 run. The Indians, led Faced with a 6-point lead, Hard- by Harding's 3-pointer, responded ing's 3-pointer with 30 seconds left with 7 points. The Drifters closed out to play brought the Indians within the quarter with an assist from Deni- three (48-45); however, Amber Jones ya Newman to Jordan McGinnis that and Newman combined for 2 points gave Colonial Beach a 12-7 lead. In the second quarter, the me- See DRIFTERS, page 5 mentum shifted towards the Indians. Northumberland guard Jada Noel tries to run by Drifters forward Michaela Beverly Saturday during the Conference 43 champsionship game. LEONARD BANKS Sports editor On Wednesday evening, the road into the post season ended for the Foxes. In a closely contested Conference 19 semifinal matchup, Courtland de- feated the Foxes 55-48. Throughout the majority of the game, Courtland's Kayla Demps and Sammi Wood kept King George within an average of 5 points. Elated with his team's effort, Foxes' head coach Nell Lyburn said, "The game was tough, and we played it as best we possibly could; the girls did their job, but it was one of those games that featured a missed re- bound or a missed put-back there that eventually made the difference:' The victory marked the Cougars' third straight title. On the following day, Chancellor defeated the Cougars, 48-42. In the first quarter, the Foxes ral- lied back from a 7-2 Cougar lead to cut the deficit to 2 in the final min- ute of the period. Mickey Perrotte's jumper sparked a Foxes' minirally, as Megan Montague followed with a jumper. Cougar Kayla Demps ex- tended the Cougars lead to 15-8 after responding with a 3-pointer. Foxes Halia Ellis closed out the quarter with foul shots that cut the Cougar lead to 15-10. Reminiscent of the first quarter, the second proved to be just as ex- citing. After three ties, and numer- ous score exchanges, the Cougars lead over the Foxes went from 5 to 3 points. During this period, Demps seemed to the momentum factor for the Cougars with three 3-point bas- kets. Throughout the third quarter, the Cougars consistently maintained a 2 to 5 point advantage. With the Foxes' top rebounder and post-up scorer, Brianna Martin picking up her fourth foul late in the period, the challenge of a fourth quarter rally took on the form of a tall task. During the final two minutes of Get results! Advertise your yard sale in the Journal call Bonnie at 540-775-2024 semis. Fox forward Jonnae Usher, 32, surveys the post zone before passing the ball. play, both teams spent time on the sity head coach, has worked within free-throw line. With the dock tick- the Foxes' basketball system from the ing away, the Foxes' attempts to cut middle school to the varsity level. into the Cougars' lead were futile. Although Lyburn will lose five se- The trip to the semifinals, was the niors to graduation, he will lose one furthest the Foxes have been in the starter, with a host of returning expe- last 14 years. Lyburn, a first year var- rienced players for next season. Acupuncture Surgery Dentistry In House Laboratory Digital X-Ray Chemotherapy Grooming Boarding Reproductive Services 7955 King's With Drs. Samamha Judge and Megan Hodorowicz 540-775-6800 Highway (in the First Lady's Shopping Center) l []'li]"J :/:1 "- f-'l ~ I ~ [IM ;tF:I ~I ~:I~Ie1 ;' h' llj ~ I II 'ca'/:1 :i~l [*] :tr'! :ls?:l ~I ~l I MARIE O..KUNLO BUILDING I I Home of RACSB s King George County Mental Health, I I Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Clinic I Short-Term Services: Licensed Therapists, Board Certified Psychiatrists, Specialized Substance Abuse Programs, Child & Adoles- cent Services, 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Long-Term Mental Health & Intellectual Di~ability ~ervice~: Case Management, Residential Programs, Day Support Services #3-9-15-1 12-2-15-1 Cory" Short Hair 1 [ Robbie" Long Hair1 Black/white male Black male Meet Cory, he is shy at first but once he gets to know you, he turns into a purring happy boy that wants nothing but atten- tion. Cory is FIV+ and is available now. Meet Robbie, he came from an area where an older lady was caring for about 12 strays. Rob- bie is a bit nervous right now but like the other 5 we have gotten in from the area, we are sure he will come around in time. He has gorgeous long black fur and beautiful golden eyes. Robbie is available now. #9-22-15-1 "Phoebe" Short Hair Calico female Meet Phoebe she is scared right now but we have hopes of her com- ing around. When you first look at her, it looks like her eye is miss- ing but if you look hard enough you can see part if it. Phoebe is available now. I Visit us at 11377 CITIZENS" WAY {OFF Rt 3 AT GOVERNMENT CENTER BLVD.)] il or visit for a complete listing ] II Pest and Termite Control E1 lllll 1/11 IIIIIlUlII AT THE KING GEORGE ANIMAL SHELTER 540-775-2120 This advertisement sponsored by PermaTreat Pest Control Call 775-2667 or 659-1111 for a Free Inspection! 8 am - 1 pm M-F lNql ARMSTRONG VINYL FLOORING Prorno (2 colors) X1185 & X1180 Starting at 85 per sq.ft. In-stock only. installation available. CHAPARRAL SERIES 99 per sq. ft. Floor Prep and installation available. Resilient Vinyl Sheet Goods CushionStep Prernium......$3.15 sq. ft. CushionStep Best ............. $2.80 sq. ft. Cushi0nStep Better .......... $1.85 sq. ft. Installation available by our in-house installers. Shaw "Optimum" Twist Nylon Twist Carpet @$1.75 sq. ft. Installation w/pad Shaw "Energize" Nylon Twist Carpet @$1.77 sq. ft. Installation w/pad CUSHION STEP Shaw "Dyersburg I1" Short Twist Carpet @$1.99 sq. ft. Installation w/pad GOOD ALTERNA 12"X12" & 16"x16" $5.~6 sq. ft. LUXURY VINYL TILE ALTERNA 50% OFF SELECTED REMNANTS -- sq. ft. WE HAVE MOVED OUR DALE CITY LOCATION IN WITH OUR FREDERICKSBURG LOCATION Moving our location from Dale City to our showroom and warehouse in Fredericksburg, VA. We will still offer"Free Estimates" in your home via mobile home shopping. We can bring samples of carpet, hardwood, laminate, and vinyl to cover any project you desire. We will have our same in-house installation service coming out of our Fredericksburg store as it has for the last 29 years. Please call us toll free at 1-844-898-1434.Todd Nash will still be our Northern Virginia representative. You can also call this number to get any service you might need from items purchased from us. We thank you for your 49 years of being customers and friends.We look forward to still servicing all of your flooring needs. Our Fredericksburg showroom and warehouse has a space of over 12,000 sq.t.and we hope you will visit there to see spacious area of samples, flooring and carpet and vinyl remnants. 4424 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg 540-898-4993 M0ndoy - Fdday 9 a,m to 6 p m [ $atufx~oy9o.m, lo4p,m, Loc.aIY OWNI~ & OPI~ATED BY RUSS & JoYcE SHAW FINANCING OPTIONS Sl~ Sr,,.~: ,,,,. O~,^,r.~ 4 www.shawscar )