Surry County basketball teams one step closer to state titles

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: February 21, 2019 | 5:22 p.m.

SURRY -Double wins at Tuesday night’s Regional tournament at Surry County High School put both boys and girls basketball teams one step closer to their ultimate goal – double-crowns for Surry Central High School at the coveted state championships.

After Surry’s Lady Cougars defeated rival Sussex Central’s Lady Tigers 58-27, Tigers Head Coach Devonia Nixon said that she was proud of how her girls came out hustling and added “I feel like it was a closer game than what the final score ended up being, but I can’t express enough how proud I am of the way they played last night.“

Lady Cougars Head Coach Chris Brown summed up their winning game and prospects going forward, saying, “Definitely the main focus here each night as we get into the regionals is survive and advance. We have a goal. We finished the year 19-0 in our conference, so getting out of conference play now and getting into, in some cases, unfamiliar territory, our focus is on our team – not on any of our opponents. We have ten girls that came back from a state championship team where we lost in the state championship last year, so we’re just feeling good about advancing. The girls have the same goal as last year, which is getting back into the state championship and this is just a good step in the right direction.”

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After the boys’ 70-48 win against Washington & Lee, Athletic Director and Cougars Head Coach James Pope said, “It was a very physical game which we knew coming in, so that’s good. It’s good to get one of those games under your belt. We’ve got to take it one game at a time. We’ve got five more games ‘til we reach our ultimate goal. However, we’ve been playing good team ball the entire year. We have a complete squad, so I think we’ve got a good shot.”

Tonight, both Surry teams advance to the next round with home court advantage at Surry County High School. The Lady Cougars will take on Middlesex at 6 pm and the Boys’ game against Colonial Beach starts at 8 p.m..

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