Buzzer-beater lifts Red Devils over Indians

Lancaster High School basketball fans went wild as the buzzer sounded and TJ Frisby’s stick-back rolled through the hoop to give the Red Devils a two-point victory, 54-52, over Northumberland in last Saturday’s Region 1A basketball tournament championship. Both teams advance to this weekend’s Group 1A state tournament. Lancaster will host Riverheads at 7 p.m. tomorrow, March 2, at Washington & Lee High School in Montross. Northumberland will travel to Prince Edward High School in Farmville Saturday, March 3, where the Indians will play Cumberland at 7 p.m. More coverage from the region 1A tournament appears on page C1. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The hottest entertainment in the Northern Neck last Saturday was a high-energy, high stakes drama in Montross. The show, which cost a mere $10 a ticket, lived up to its billing with some last-minute theatrics that brought the capacity crowd of 1,000 to its feet. A Lancaster versus Northumberland boys basketball game rarely disappoints.

After losing twice to Northumberland in the last three weeks, the Devils rallied when it counted most, getting a buzzer-beater from TJ Frisby to edge the Indians, 54-52, in the Region 1A tournament championship at Washington & Lee High School.

With the win, Lancaster earned a near home berth in this weekend’s Group 1A state championship and will host Region 1B runner-up Riverheads tomorrow, March 2, at neutral site W&L in Montross. The loss means Northumberland will travel to Prince Edward High School in Farmville on Saturday, March 3, to play Region 1B champion Cumberland. Tip-off is 7 p.m. for both games.

The hero in last Saturday’s regional final came off the bench to score eight points for LHS, including five in the fourth-quarter comeback…


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