TA girls advance in state semifinals

Published 11:04 am Thursday, February 28, 2013

ROANOKE—The Tidewater Academy girls’ basketball team moved on to the semifinals of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III State Tournament after upsetting Roanoke Catholic 47-40 Wednesday.

The Lady Raiders will next travel to No. 2 seeded Wakefield School for a game at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1.

The Lady Warriors came into the tournament as the No. 6 seed with a 21-8 overall record. Roanoke was the No. 3 seed with a 21-7 record.

TA was down 11-10 at the end of the first quarter and 20-19 at the half, before tying the score up at 32 at the end of the third quarter.

Leaders for the winners were senior Cary Beahm who netted 30 points; sophomore Taylor Pruitt added 8. Senior Falon Williams led in rebounds with 9. Beahm and junior Sam Dunn added 6 apiece.

The Lady Warriors went 13-for-17 from the free-throw line.