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Page 6 CLINCH VALLE!YTIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Devils annex Cumberland Tournament title by Jonathan Salyer quarter, pouring in 31 points points), Seth Justice (11 points, The Castlewood Blue Devils while holding Coeburn to only eight rebounds), Ryan Meade captured the Cumberland Dis- nine to take ademanding 57-25 (10 points, five assists, five trict Tournament Title on Satur- halftime lead. The Blue Knights rebounds, four steals), Ethan day, February 23, at Castlewood came back in the second half Collins (nine points, Ruben High School. The Devils took and outscored the Devils in the Rasnick (nine pints) and Justin care of long-time rival St. Paul third and fourth quarters to Smith (eight points) all played in the semifinals on Friday by a bring the score closer. However, big roles in the win. score of 56-24 Then on Satur- the Devils held on to the Andrew Adkins led Coeburn St Paul gets tourney win day, the Devils were victorious winning margin, ending the with 23 points. over their new district rival, the game with a 91-65 victory. SCORING: by Allen Gregory just one more point the game was tied at 44. Blue Knights of Coeburn, by aThe Devils were veryba- Castlewood--Fisher 14, Col- St. Paul advanced teD theremainder of the game. With just under a minute to score of 91-65. This marked the lanced in scoring, boasting five lins 9, C. Smith 15, J. Smith 8, semi-final round of the,Cum- Following the free throws, play, the Deacons had the ball fourth time this year the Knights players in double figures. Chris Carter 12, Meade 10, Bush 1, berland District Tourmament St. Paul caused a Twin Springs kinder their basket. They missed and Devils have met. They will Smith led Castlewood in scoring Rasnick 9, Justice 11, Fields 2. wifla an exciting 45-44 cometurnover and Ryan Padgett got a three times and on the fourth meet again on Wednesday in the with 15. Patrick Fisher added Coeburn--Barker 3, Adkins from behind victory over Twin put back to cut the Titan lead to attempt Padgett was fouled. He Opening Round of the Region D 154 points, seven rebounds and 23, Hall 13, Wright 2, Bright 4, Springs on February 19. 43-38. missed the first free throws but tournament, six assists. Travis Carter (I 2 Pate 14, Riner 4, Mays 2. There is an old saying and I At the4:04markofthegame hit the second for a 45-44 Castlewood56-St. Paui34 L dy D il aptu have always believed thatt it is Padgett came up with a steal Deacon lead. That was just the The Deacons and Devils a ev s c re fought neck and neck the entire hard for ateam of equal abgilities near midcourt and drove for a third made free throw for thefirst quarter, with both teams Cb r l no- y titl to get three wins over a te~am in layup. " Deacons in ten tries in the game. struggling to put the ball in the am e a toume e a season. That proved to b~e true Following a Twin Springs On their next possession on Tuesday evening at Castle- miss from in close, Daniel Twin Springs missed a mid- basket. The quarter ended with the teams tied at 10. by Jonathan Salyer -Edwards 6, McDavid 12. wood Williams came up with a big range jumper. The battle for the bucket for the Deacons. The Deacon deficit was down to one with about 3:07 left in the game. Over the next minute or so each team appeared to feel the pressure of the moment and committed two turnovers and missed shots. With just over two minutes to play, Padgett hit a layup to give St. Paul the lead for the first tie since early in the third period. At that point the scoreboard read St. Paul 44, Twin Springs 43. The Titans' Kris Jordan took a pass from Devon Matthews and cut left toward the basket and put up a left handed shot just short of the basket. The shot never got to the rim, as Jordan was fouled. Jordan missed the first but made the second and the Twin Springs and St Paul are pretty much equal on tallest level and basketball skillss. The Titans had taken close w/ins in the two regular season gamles. On Tuesday with abomt 5:05 left in the game, it looked as if the Titans would prowe the axiom wrong as they had a five point 41-36 lead witlh the momentum appearing to be in their favor. It appeared to be even more in their favor w&en at the 5:05 mark, St. Paul's coach received a technical foul giving Twin Springs two free lthrows and the ball. Cody Hall made the tw o free throws for a 43-36 lead, After the free throwcs, St. Paul got much tough{er on defense. They allowed the Titans by Allen Gregory Aaron Williams amd his classy band of Blue Devils defeated St. Paul for thqe third time this year. The score was 56-34 in the first game of the CumBerland District semi-final roumd at Castlewood on Friday, February 22. In order for the Deacons to stay close to Castlewood, the Deacons have to contFol the game's tempo and use th eir size to offset the shooting abillity and defensive quickness of thle Blue Devils. The Deacons were successful in their efforts for about tihe first 14 or 15 minutes of the~ game. Thereafter it was all Cast~lewood as they rolled to a 22 point victory. rebound went out of bounds off a Deacon player. Williams blocked a close in attempt by a Titan and St. Paul came up with the ball. With 15.8 seconds left Matthews fouled out when he fouled Corey Ellis. Ellis missed the front end of a one and bonus and the score remained St. Paul 45, Twin Springs 44. Twin Springs took their last shot inside the last 7 seconds and it failed to draw iron and St. Paul had the victory. ' SCORING: St. Paul--Ellis 4, Lawson 3, Phillips 9, Williams 10, Hileman, Kilgore, Padgett 19. Twin Springs-- Matthews 13, Chiswell, Jordan 7, Hall 16, Estep 8, Smith, Campbell, Powers. Castlewood thumps St. Paul 56-34 and was held to one point. With about 2:38 left in the second quarter, a Chris Smith trey had given the Blue Devils a tie at 17 each. Following the C. Smith trey, St. Paul's Corey Ellis missed two free throws and a chance to take the lead. After that it was all Castle- wood. St. Paul lost Tyler Phillips to a foot injury and they com- mitted five turnovers before the end of the half. Castlewood did not immediately take advantage as they had two turnovers and missed a shot. However, Chris Smith hit two freebies and a trey at the buzzer to give Castlewood a 22-17 lead at the half. Phillips came back to play in the second half but did not have his normal range of movement your excuses Russell County Official GED Testing Schedule PARTIJAL TEST SCHEDULE: Feb. 27; Mafch 12, 19, 26; at 4:00 pm FULL/PARTIAL TEST SCHEDULE: March 5, 6; at 5:30 pm All tests will be giiven at the Russell County Career & Technology Center, Building I. Participants must register by the day prior to testing. Call 889-6507 to register. at Morgan Castlewood took control of the game as the second half began. Chris Smith got the Devils started with a short jumper then Patrick Fisher had a put back and a layup which put Castlewood up 28-17. The Deacons got to within eight at 30-22 on a Daniel Williams basket and Bryce Lawson old fashioned three. The comeback did not last as CHS got some easy baskets from Fisher and reserves Seth Justice and Justin Smith to go with Deacon baskets from Williams and Padgett. That flurry of baskets near the end of the third period put CHS up 39-27 as the third period ended. It was all Castlewood in the final period as they outscored the Deacons 17-7 to end the night with a 56-34 win. The Deacons leading scorers of the year Ryan Padgett and Daniel Williams did not score in the final period. Moreover the Deacons turned the ball over six times in the period and missed eight shots. The Deacons committed 28 turnovers in the game. SCORING: St. Paul--Ellis 10, Lawson 5, Phillips 1, Williams 8, Padgett 10, Dupuie, Hileman, Trent, Bellamy, KiP gore. Castlewood--Fisher 15, C. Smith 21, Carter 6, Meade 2; Bush 4, Collins, J> Smith 2, Rasnick, Justice 4, Summers 2, Fields. If you have knowledge of insurance fraud, report it to the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Division: 1-877-62FRAUD www.stampoutfraud.com The Devils got 10 points in the second quarter from Chris Smith to lead Castlewood to a 22-17 advantage at halftime. The Devils were struggling to get their potent outside shooting going. They extended their lead in the third quarter with a 17-10 margin to take a 39-27 advan- tage into the final stanza. The Devils continued their increase in scoring, dropping in 17 points and taking the 56-34 victory, Chris Smith led the Devils with 21 points. Patrick Fisher added 15 in the victory. Corey Ellis and Ryan Padgett led St. Paul with 10 points apiece. SCORING: Castlewood--Fisher 15, C. Smith 21, J. smith 2, Carter 6, 2008 Chevro let Colorado m Stock #14380 Reg. Cab, 5 speed, 4x4, 5 year, 100,000 mile limited power train warranty, driver information center. 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Morgan-McClureauto.com We Are Professional Grade American Revolution Driving Excitement Deacons reach region play by Allen Gregory Patrick Damron and his gritty band of Deacons reached the Region D small schools play with a hard fought 46-43 win over Thomas Walker at Castlewood on Saturday, Febru- ary 23. The Castlewood Lady DevilsCastlewood 65-Ervinton 54 captured the Cumberland Dis- The Lady Devils added the trict Tournament Title on Satur- Tournament Championship to day, February 23. The Lady Devils turned back the Rebels of Ervinton in the championship game by a score of 65-54. The Lady Devils reached the f'mals by beating the Lady Eagles of Rye Cove on Thursday, Februa- ry 21, by a margin of 60-51 Castlewood 6ORye Cove 51 The Lady Devils played through a tough-scoring first quarter to lead 7-3 after one period of play. The Lady Eagles closed the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Devils 15- 14 to make the score 21-18 at halftime. The girls from Rye Cove continued their charge in the third quarter, winning the quarter by 22-15 and taking the 40-37 lead into the final stanza. The Lady Devils really turned up the pressure and scored 23 points in the fourth, while holding the Lady Eagles to only 11, allowing Castlewood to come away with the 60-51 victory and advance to the championship game. The fourth quarter was a memorable one for the Lady Devils. In the fourth, Lorren Evans and Kayla Gordon both broke the 1000 point barrier from the free throw line. Lorren Evans and Kayla Gordon led the Lady Devils with 24 points apiece. Shelli McDavid was hi for the Eagles with 12 points. SCORING: Castlewood--Evans 24, their trophy case with the victory over the Lady Rebels of Ervinton. The Lady Devils had already beaten the Lady Rebels twice but both games were hizhlv contested. The Lady Devils jumped out early and survived some late runs by the Lady Rebels to take the victory. The Lady Devils took an early but slim lead after one quarter of play, with a 14-12 score. In the second quarter the Lady Devils outscored the Lady Rebels 20-13 behind 13 points from Lorren Evans. Evans connected on four shots from behind the arc in the quarter. The Lady Rebels fought back in the third to trail by only five, 44-39, going into the final period. In the fourth, the Lady Devils sealed the game from the charity stripe, making 14 of 17 free throws. Lorren Evans was perfect in the quarter, connecting on eight of eight free throws. Lorren Evans led the Lady Devils with 31 points. Kayla Gordon added 17 points and five, steals. Nicole Counts (4 points, eight rebounds) and Shaina Hall (four points, seven rebounds) both played well in the victory. Kelly Rasnick led Ervinton with 23 points. SCORING: Castlewood--Evans 31, Counts 4, Addington 2, Gordon 17, Jessee 2, Wohlford 4, Hall Counts 2 Addington 4, Gordon 4, Trent I. 24, Wohlford 5, Hall 1. Ervinton--Spangler 2, Mul- Rye Cove--Gibson 6, Hood lins 8, A. Bond 4, McCoy 2, 11, Hutchins 10, Carter 6, Farmer 8, Rasnick 23, Hill 7. The victory puts St. Paul in region play against Haysi at "l "~ ~-P~ I ClincheD on Wednesday, Febru-Subscribetoday to the Clinch Valley Times auy 27 at 7 p.m. The Deacon win over ca,o -,ol./ Thomas Walker was another example of how hard it is for teams of equal ability to win three games from the other in a year. Thomas Walker had defeat- ed St. Paul twice in regular season play but could not get the trifecta with a district tourney win. The game was close throughout and the Pioneers had a 36-33 lead near the 6:08 point in the game when Rabble Giles hit a turnaround jumper. At that point St. Paul turned up the defensive pressure and found a little extra intensity and worked their way to the exciting win. With just under six minutes to play Ryan Padgett hit two free throws to make the score Thomas Walker 36, St. Paul 35. Over the next several min- utes each team seemed to feel the pressure as they mishandled the ball and missed an easy shot or two. Near the 4:35 point in the game Padgett hit a bank shot for St. Paul to put his team up 37- 36. At that point Corey Ellis came up with the first two late game excellent defensive plays that gave St. Paul a big, big lift. Just under 4:35 left, Ellis stole and inbounds pass and got the ball to Padgett for a layup and a three point 39-36 St. Paul lead. Thomas Walker, stung by the turn of events, stormed back on two pointers by Hagen Hensley and Dude Overton for a 40-39 lead. After missed shots by both teams St. Paul turned the ball over but Ellis made his second important steal and hit one of two free throws to tie the game at 40. With each valuing each possession of the ball Thomas Walker, on a basket by Hensley and an Overton free throw, put Thomas Walker up 43-30 with about 2:41 to play. St. Paul worked the ball trying to get it inside to one of their big men. Near the" 2:17 mark they finally got Daniel Williams open and he hit a short jumper from in front of the basket to make the score Thomas Walker 43, St. Paul 42. With about 1:03 left in the game and the Pioneers working to get Hensley or Overton open Tyler Phillips swiped 'a pass and (Continued on page 4) to 474 Front Street Coeburn, Hwy. 58, across from Long John Silver's. We thank you and appreciate your patronage these past eleven years and look forward to serving in the future. , WLRV - 1380 Featuring Johnny Wood, Dave Dierks, Markus Lynch, WCYB News Center 5 Pinpoint Weather. P,O. Box 939 Lebanon, VA 24266 wlrv.com Phone (276) 889-1380 Fax (276) 889-1388