SA boys advance to VCC tourney semifinals

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, February 20, 2013

COURTLAND—Southampton Academy junior Tonee Hill scored 27 points to help lead the No. 4-ranked Raiders to a 67-53 win over No. 5 Kenston Forest on Tuesday and advance to the semifinals in the Virginia Commonwealth Conference tournament.

Senior Zach Best added 18 points, which follows his career-high 26 points on Friday.

SA’s win over Kenston Forest was the third on the season.

The Raiders at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, will play No.1-conference ranked Amelia Academy at Richard Bland College. Ranked No. 2 in the state, Amelia is 29-4 on the season, while the Raiders are 13-9. SA lost twice this season to Amelia.

“We had some moments (against Amelia) and played some good basketball against them,” said Raider Coach Jim Tribbett. “They’re just so big and we don’t have a lot of players (that size).”