Junior varsity Rock Lions earn state title

Published 5:25 pm Friday, February 24, 2023

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Rock Church School’s junior varsity boys basketball team won the 1A Mid Atlantic Christian Athletic Association Dual State Tournament championship Feb. 11 by defeating Bethel Assembly Christian Academy 23-17. The title win came after the Rock Lions upset No. 1 Pamlico Christian Academy in the semifinals. Down 28-18 against PCA, Rock went on an 18-0 run and won 47-33, fueled by a combined 10 three-pointers coming from Benny and Dallas Dillon. Rock Lions pictured with the championship bracket and hardware are, from left, front row, Logan Banks, Stone Dillon, Dallas Dillon, Reese Pittman, Luke Pitts; back row, Assistant Coach Danny Saavedra, Assistant Coach Landon Pittman, Will Pittman, Levi Dawkins, Benny Dillon, Alex Deaton, Rylan Holloman, Dominik Knight and Head Coach Danny Dillon. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to editor@TheTidewaterNews.com.)