Heading into Saturday’s Piedmont District wrestling tournament at Franklin County High School, Bassett senior Jacob Hale knew his 100th career win also would come with a district title.
The only thing left to do for the 132-pounder was execute his game plan.
Hale did just that, earning the milestone victory in the only fashion he knew how: By fall. The senior pinned Martinsville’s Lorenz Hill at 2:35 of the second period to claim the fourth district gold medal of his career.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds remaining Saturday night as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia’s 21-game home winning streak, 69-63.
Jones’ 3-pointer was the fourth in the last four minutes for the Blue Devils (18-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had missed 11 of 13 before hitting the critical long-range shots they needed.
Martinsville’s Devonnte Holland scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on the offensive end alone as the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and beat Magna Vista 69-45 in Friday night’s senior night game for Magna Vista in Ridgeway.
Moriah Hairston’s 3-pointer with 1:15 left in regulation broke a 43-43 tie and led to a 6-0 Magna Vista run that gave the Warriors a 48-43 win over Martinsville on Saturday at Martinsville Middle School.
The Bulldogs erased an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit and took a one-point lead in the final two minutes, only to turn the ball over three straight times inside the final 1:30.
Patrick County girl’s basketball coach Doug Chilton said his team’s focus Friday night against Bassett was containing Bassett’s prolific shooters. That game plan worked, as they held the Bengals to only 13 made shots in the game, winning 52-38 on the road.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.
Wendell Scott, a Danville native, became the first African-American driver to be elected to the Hall.
Scott, who died in 1990, competed in NASCAR’s top series from 1961-73. He won his only race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1963, taking the checkered flag in the 100-mile feature. Scott started 495 Sprint Cup events and had a 147 top 10 finishes.