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Mathews to play for state championship tonight

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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