Tidewater boys take first in VCC

Published 11:19 am Monday, February 7, 2011

WAKEFIELD—With four games left in the season, Tidewater Academy’s boys’ basketball team has sole possession of first place in the Virginia Commonwealth Conference.

The Warriors, who are 11-1 in the VCC, last week defeated Steward School 63-52 and

Amelia 53-52 to take the league lead. The three schools had been tied for first.

The Warriors will host Amelia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. Tidewater has no more games scheduled against Steward.

During last week’s game against Amelia, an Amelia player missed a last second shot, which could’ve made the difference in the game.

“It was a close game the whole way,” said Warrior Coach Walter Westbrook. “No team had more than a 6-point lead at any time.”

In other action, Tidewater defeated Brunswick 74-40 on Friday night. Warrior seniors Mike Greene scored 26 points, Martin Hellyer 16 and Ferley Yerby 11. Junior Lamont Moore had 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

Tidewater led 17-6 after the first quarter, 32-15 at the half and 56-23 at the end of the third quarter.