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Barons look to bounce back against district foes

South Boston News / December 06, 2017

The Bluestone varsity basketball program is back in action this week to start James River District competition.

Bluestone opened the season last week against non-conference rival Park View and the homestanding Dragons gave Bluestone a rough go out the gate, dealing the Barons a 66-46 defeat. Most of Bluestone’s woes were caused by a Park View defense that the Barons had trouble breaking down.

The Barons will be looking to correct that this week as they play JRD opponents Randolph-Henry, scheduled for Tuesday, and Prince Edward on Friday. Both games are on the road.

R-H has yet to play a conference game. Prince Edward is 1-0 in the James River District after a 62-54 win over Powhatan on Friday.

Benjamin Sizemore, head coach of the Bluestone boys, believes he has a solid team this season and is looking for improvement after the PV loss. The Barons have good size at the point and wing positions and they also have some nice height in the lane.

Bluestone will also host the Bluestone Classic this Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Both the boys and girls varsity basketball programs will participate.

Park View, Central VA High School, Sussex, Gretna and Martinsville along with host Bluestone will comprise the boys’ tournament field. The PV Lady Dragons, Nottoway, Central VA H-S, Martinsville and Dan River High School will be on the court for the girls.

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