|Danville buries Eagles with threes and twos|
Franklin County senior Troy Lambert guards a Brookville player during a contest between the Eagles and the Bees in the 2012 Northside Invitational. (Staff Photo by Steven Marsh)
Friday, January 25, 2013
DANVILLE -- George Washington-Danville buried Franklin County in an avalanche of 3-point and 2-point field goals Tuesday night in a 95-65 rout of the Eagles in a Western Valley District boys' varsity basketball contest.
With the win, Danville (5-1 in the WVD, 15-1 overall) stays one-half game in front of Patrick Henry and William Fleming, its opponent Thursday night in Roanoke, in the district standings.
Danville swished 18 3-point field goals and also converted 18 2-point field goals en route to the triumph.
Danville limited FCHS (1-4 in the WVD, 13-5 overall) to 20 first-half points and led by 29 points, 49-20, at intermission.
The count was 24-7 after the opening quarter and Danville outscored FCHS, 24-13, in the second stanza.
The two teams combined for 48 points in the third period with Danville taking the eight-minute session, 27-21, to enhance its lead to 35 points, 76-41.
FCHS won the final quarter 24-19.
Danville finished with 36 field goals and was 5 of 9 (55.6 percent) from the free-throw line.
Fifteen players saw action for Danville and 13 scored.
Kowante Cobbs finished with a game-best 16 points, while Jarod Williams netted 14, Ahmad Thomas tallied 11 and Jamarcus Hairston finished with 10.
Also scoring were Tomas Keen with nine points, Kyshawn Jones with seven, Chris Burton with six, Keenma Jones and Corey Thorpe each with five, Malik Turner with four, Tamario Rodgers and Michael Hunt each with three and Marlowe Cobbs with two.
Ten players accounted for Danville's threes: Kowante Cobbs (4), Williams (3), Keen (3), Hairston (2), Keenma Jones (1), Kyshawn Jones (1), Rodgers (1), Thomas (1), Hunt (1) and Thorpe (1).
FCHS converted 23 field goals, five of which were 3-pointers, and was 14 of 22 (63.6 percent) from the line.
Ray Witcher paced the Eagles with 12 points and Josh Blankenship added 11.
Also scoring were Troy Lambert with nine points, Ethan Adams with eight, Nick Hairston and Travis Bennett each with seven, Max Harper with six, Bradley Parcell with four and Devin Clements with one.
Lambert swished three 3-point field goals, while Blankenship and Bennett each hit one.