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Bluestone goes 1-1 for week, remain in eighth place in James River District standings

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Xavier Sturdifen pushes the ball down the lane in the Barons’ loss to Goochland on Friday. (Mike Moseley photo) / January 15, 2020

The Bluestone varsity boys basketball team stands at 3-8, 3-5 James River District after a 46-35 loss to the Goochland Bulldogs Friday night in Skipwith.

The Barons defeated Nottoway 54-40 the prior Tuesday in a road contest to go 1-1 for the week.

Senior guard Larry Bullock will return to limited action this week following an ankle sprain suffered at the Halifax Holiday Classic. It’s been stated that Barons’ sophomore player Victor Small — who has been playing the point and swing since Bullock’s injury — will continue to the get starting nod until Bullock returns to full time play. Small had a good game against Nottoway, posting 16 points.

Bluestone traveled to Victoria on Tuesday to take on the Central Lunenburg Chargers. The Barons won their season opener over Lunenburg, 64-26. Next week Bluestone has Buckingham on tap on Tuesday, Park View on Thursday and Cumberland on Friday.

In Friday night’s game with Goochland, the Barons came out cold on offense scoring only four points in the quarter. Seniors Da’Trione Shearin and Mike Harris had a basket each in the stanza. Shearin paced Bluestone on the night with 12 points.

Goochland posted 14 points in the first period to take the 10-point lead into the second. Kameron Holman had eight points to lead the Bulldogs. Holman paced all players with 15 points.

Bluestone responded in the second period by outpacing the visitors 17-10. Shearin was three-of-five from the floor including two treys. Junior forward Nic Abernathy scored seven in the period.

The Barons pulled back to within one point three times in the period but couldn’t get the tie or lead. Bluestone went to the half down by three, 24-21.

Bluestone had another slow offensive performance in the third quarter with only four points scored. The Barons finished out the game with a 10-point fourth.

Goochland dropped in 11 points in each of the final two periods to get the 46-35 win.

Bluestone: V. Small 2, N. Abernathy 8, D. Shearin 12, C. Bagby 2, T. Hatcher 4, M. Harris.

Goochland: W. Murray 2, JB Bell 14, Q. Sneed 7, K. Holman 15, K. Braxton 6, K. Holeman 2.

Bluestone defeats Nottoway 54-40

Bluestone’s Da’Trione Shearin scored 18 points and teammate Victor Small added 16 as the Barons went on to win over the Nottoway Cougars, 54-40.

Bluestone had a big first period, outscoring the Cougars 20-8. Shearin was perfect from the floor in the frame going five-of-five, including three treys.

Shearin cooled off some in Bluestone’s 11-point second period but still led the scoring on a trey and a deuce. The Barons were up 31-17 at the break.

Nottoway headed the third period 16-11. Bluestone had a 12-7 final period paced by Small who had eight points.

Bluestone: V. Small 16, N. Abernathy 6, D. Shearin 18, T. Hatcher 2, M. Harris 8, K. Jones 4.

Nottoway: W. Lawson 3, Th Oliver 2, T. Banks 5, O. Casper 8, J. Shace 3, Tr Oliver 11, J. Harris 2, T Fawlkes 6.

Junior Barons suffer two district losses to Goochland, Nottoway

The Bluestone Barons jayvee basketball team will probably see their No. 3 James River District ranking drop this week after losing games to Goochland, 44-30 and Nottoway, 56-36.

In the Goochland game on Friday the JV team was outscored 17-5 by visiting Goochland in the first frame. Bluestone bounced back in the second period to take it 12-9.

Goochland led at halftime 26-17.

The teams battled each other fairly evenly in the third period with Goochland posting the 12-10 period. Bluestone scored three points in the final period losing the game 44-30.

Akim Simmons led the team with 12 points. Garrett Allgood added 10.

Bluestone: A. Simmons 12, G. Allgood 10, J. Edmonds 7, E. Jones 1.

Nottoway 56, Bluestone 36

In the Barons game versus the Nottoway Cougars, visiting Bluestone would jump out to a 15-10 lead to end the first.

Nottoway went on to outscore Bluestone 30-12 over the course of the second and third periods. The Cougars ended the game with a 16-9 fourth period. Simmons headed Bluestone with 15 points.

Bluestone: A. Simmons 15, G. Allgood 6, D. Revis 2, J. Edmonds 4, E. Jones 9.

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