R-H Boys Beat Goochland at Top of JRD Standings

   Written by on February 1, 2018 at 11:36 am

R-H 2 R-H beats 1CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – The Randolph-Henry Statesmen boys basketball team continues to put together a stellar season after sweeping their three games last week, including a victory over Goochland that has the two teams tied in loss column at the top of the James River District.

The Statesmen traveled to Goochland, who was on a 10-game winning streak and undefeated in the James River District. The game was close early on with R-H down by one at the half in a 28-27 score.

The Statesmen put together a big third quarter that gave them a 44-37 lead going into the final quarter.  Coach Graves stated, “We led by as much as 10 before the Bulldogs began cutting into the lead partly due to us missing some free throws.”

With 3.7 seconds left in the game R-H held a 53-51 lead, with Goochland at the free throw line. They missed both free throws and Tremaine Pugh hit a pair of free throws to help seal the win in a 57-51 final.

Coach Graves stated, “This was a big win for us and we played very well as a team.”

Scoring: Tremaine Pugh 14, Jordan Jones 10, Treymon Roberts 8, Nasheim Pettus 7, Kevon Boyd 7, Veiw Moore 5, Billy Brantley 4, Jashon Puryear 2.

Following the big win over Goochland, R-H traveled to Amelia and there would be no let down in this game. The Statesmen scored 26 unanswered points to start the game and held a 54-12 lead at the half.

The Statesmen easily cruised through the second half and took an impressive 71-28 victory. Coach Graves said that this game was good for the team as “everyone got plenty of playing time.”

Scoring: Pugh 15, Jones 15, Pettus 15, Puryear 9, Boyd 7, Roberts 6, Benu 3, and Eubanks 1.

The Statesmen hosted Central on Friday and wrapped up their perfect week with a 64-44 win. The team got off to an early lead and was up 35-24 at the half.

The team put together a strong 3rd quarter to stretch the lead to 21 going into the 4th period.  Coach Graves stated, “We played well especially in transition, which is where we were most effective.  Again defense was the key holding the Chargers at bay on most of their possessions.”

Offensively: Jordan Jones 15 pts, Nasheim Pettus and Treymon Roberts with 12 each, Tremaine Pugh 9, Billy Brantley 8, Veiw Moore 4, Jashon Puryear 3 and Masud Benu 1.

Photos by Alicia Lyne

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