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www,journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Feb, 24, 20165 Courtland and King George junior varsity players await a potential re- bound. LEONARD BANKS Sports editor On Thursday night, at Caroline High School, the Foxes left it all out on the floor. Second-year King George High School junior varsity head coach Connor Butler's journey to a second consecutive Conference 19 Junior Varsity Championship ended in a low scoring 36-24 loss to Courtland. Prior to the loss, the defending 2015 champions had split wins with the Cougars in the regular season. The top seeded Foxes finished the season with a record of 16-2, and an unprecedented two-year winning streak of 37-2. "We knew it was going to be a tough one~' Butler said. "At the end of the day, the early tumovers really got us." In the first quarter, Cougar shoot- ing guard, Lauren Caiafa sparked an 8-2 run, scoring 6 of Courtland's 8 points. Fox forward Ouma Aguolo rallied her team with 5 points that cut the Cougar's lead to 8-7. After Aguolo gave the Foxes their first and only lead, the Cougars defense shut the Foxes transition down. Caiafa continued to haunt the Foxes as she scored 6 points within a 7-minute frame. Although King George managed a jumper from A1- lanah Peyton, the Cougars closed out the first half with an 18-11 lead. With their offense finally showing signs of life, the Foxes cut the Cougar's led to 21-16. The Cougars responded with their press defense and a 5-1 run. "We didn't get calmed down in time, and it [Cougar defense] was a look that we had not seen before -- which threw us off,' Butler said. In the final quarter, and faced with a Cougar defense that didn't know the meaning of slowing down, the game ended with ball possession, and the Cougars scoring 6 unanswered points. With a solid foundation to the basketball feeder system firmly in place, the future for the Foxes is bright. "This a group that has been fighting an uphill battle since Day 1~' Butler said. "We've had the target on our back for two years, but this group came together to become a focused team" Drifters: Win conference From page I at the foul line that gave the Drifters a 50-45 victory. Jones also finished the game with 16 rebounds, and 5 points. Newman led the Drifters with 20 points, 3 ½ quarters of solid defense, while faced with four fouls. In the face of adversity, the All-State point guard held up and proved to the de- ciding factor in the final quarter. "Deniya is our leader, and it shows;' Dickerson said. '~Although she was challenged with foul trouble, she made up for in scoring key shots. She did everything she could to will this win" Due to press deadlines, results of Tuesday's home Regional 1st round game, featuring West Point were not available. Photo by Leonard Banks The Drifters savor the moment after capturing their third consecutive Conference 43 championship. The Foxes boys finished sixth at the state meeet in Richmond.The girls finished fourth. STAFF REPORTS On Saturday, at Richmond's Swim- RVA, out of a field of 32 schools, the Foxes' girls and boys placed in the top four in the annual VHSL 4-A Swim- ming & Diving Championships. The Foxes girls finished with 171 points and a fourth-place finish, while their male counterparts nearly tallied a sixth place finish (121 points). In team competition, Jamestown High School swept both girls and boys divisions. The fast paced meet produced numerous meet records, with only three unbroken. Dear Neighbor, Thank you all who have placed your faith and trust in New Life Hearing Health. I'm proud to say all of you are doing well. And how are you? Is understanding speech in public places difficult? Isthe television turned way up and you still don't get it? Are people beginning to talk around you? Does someone you know seem to be slowing down mentally? give us a call. rln II HEARING HEALTH Here is an incentive: Take $600 OFF one pair (2) of hearing aids and one of the following: • Ear Molds • Remote Control • 3 Year Warranty • Blue Tooth For Phone • Blue Tooth For TV • I Year Suppy Of Batteries ~N HEARING HEALTH Here is an incentive: Take $600 OFF one patr (2) of hearing aids and one of the following: • Ear Molds • Remote Control • 3 Year Warranty • Blue Tooth For Phone • Blue Tooth For TV • I Year Suppy Of Batteries HEARING HEALTH Here is an incentive: Take $600 OFF one patr (2) of hearing aids and one of the following: • Ear Molds • Remote Control • 3 Year Warranty • Blue Tooth For Phone • Blue Tooth For TV • I Year Suppy Of Batteries ~ HEARING HEALTH Here is an incentive: Take $600 OFF one pair (2) of hearing aids and one of the following: • Ear Molds • Remote Control • 3 Year Warranty • Blue Tooth For Phone • Blue Tooth For TV • I Year Suppy Of Batteries ,,I t