Rappahannock crushes LHS in district tournament

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi


Rappahannock’s Dayona Jackson loses the rebound when she goes down under the basket. Vying for the loose ball are Lancaster’s Nealasia Redmond (23) and Rappahannock’s Jasmine Kelly (12). Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
•  Lady Raiders dominate LHS, 52-29
•  Fourth-quarter rally lifts Raiders over LHS


Rappahannock knocked both the Lancaster boys and girls varsity basketball teams out of the Northern Neck District tournament Monday night. Although the tournament finals were scheduled at LHS February 13, neither of the Red Devils teams vied for the trophy.

The Raiders beat the Devils, 44-39, in a semifinal boys game in Warsaw Monday, while the Lady Raiders beat the Lady Devils, 52-29, in a girls semifinal at Lancaster.

Colonial Beach was a 58-53 winner over Washington & Lee in the other boys semifinal to set up a Rappahannock versus Colonial Beach championship game.

In the girls championship, Rappahannock faced Washington & Lee, a 70-33 semifinal winner over Essex.

Despite the losses both of Lancaster’s teams advance to the first round of Region A tournament play…