The Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team travels to the Siegel Center tonight to face Auburn High School with the state title on the line.
The VHSL Class 1 championship game will be held at the Virginia Commonwealth University arena on Thursday, with an 8 p.m. tip-off.
CHARLIE KOENIG / GAZETTE-JOURNAL Junior guard Landon Green (#3) came up with a couple of crucial baskets and free throws in the waning minutes of Friday night’s game against Riverheads. Trailing Green on this play is Blue Devil teammate Brandon Gandee (#24).
The road to Richmond wasn’t an easy one for Mathews, as the Blue Devils had to rally in a pair of come-from-behind games against Riverheads on Friday and Colonial Beach on Tuesday in the state quarterfinal and semifinal games.
In both games, Mathews (23-7) didn’t take its first lead until the fourth quarter. And, on Tuesday night, it took an overtime period to beat the Colonial Beach Drifters, a team that had previously defeated Mathews for ...
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