Floyd Co Girls Advance, Northside Falls in Richmond

Floyd Co Girls Advance, Northside Falls in Richmond (Image 1)
Floyd Co Girls Advance, Northside Falls in Richmond (Image 1)

     (WSLS/Richmond)- The Siegel Center was buzzing with action again Tuesday as it served up wall-to-wall state semifinals. The schedule  included the girls 2A semi between Floyd County and Clarke County.

      The tale of the tape here would be Floyd County’s big three. That of course would be Reagan Wiseman down low, and Emily Boothe and Carley Lytton on the outside.  Lytton and Booth finished the game with 14 points, while Ragan Wiseman finished with the double double–20 points and 12 rebounds. Floyd County dominates the game to the tune of 65-36. The win sets up a West Region rematch with Central Wise, the team that shocked them in the Region finals.

    “They are ready–they want to go out and show they can play better than they did last time. Central is very good, says Floyd coach Travis Cantrell.

     “That last game,(vs Central-Wise) that wasn’t us at all, that wasn’t Floyd County, that was a team, That wasn’t us. I just want to play them again, that’s all I got I’m speechless about it.” says Floyd’s Carley Lytton.

     Now on to Northside–as the Vikings took on George Wythe High of Richmond in the Boys 3A semifinals. Wythe runs a high octane offense, similar to what William Fleming runs in Roanoke, and unfortunately for Northside–the high octane offense was a bit too much. They had four players in double figures, and two players had over 20 points. Northside’s Kendrick Tucker did have 16, but it didn’t match Wythe’s firepower in a  78-57 loss.

    “We had to do a lot of good things to get here. We did. This team has had some remarkable wins. We did not have an easy road. In getting to where we are right now. So I couldn’t be more proud of this team. They have been a joy to coach. And they have done some remarkable things,” explained Northside Coach Bill Pope.


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