Future Duke Blue Devil Mike Gbinije scored 17 points Saturday night to lead Richmond-area power Benedictine to a 55-51 victory over Phoebus in the Battle of the Bay, a marquee doubleheader at Churchland High in Portsmouth.
Troy Williams scored 16 points to lead the Phantoms, who have incurred three of their four losses against big-time teams from outside the Peninsula District. The PD leaders also fell to Booker T. Washington, a potential Eastern Region opponent, and Boys & Girls of New York.
Phoebus' only district loss came Friday night, when Rodney Bullock's layup in the final second boosted Kecoughtan to a 59-58 victory.
NORCOM 71, DeMATHA 58
In the second game of the Battle of the Bay, the reigning state Group AAA champion Greyhounds beat the nationally renowned Stags from Maryland as Virginia Tech-bound Dorian Finney-Smith scored 18 points.
DeMatha is coached by former Old Dominion starter Mike Jones.
LANDSTOWN 61, MENCHVILLE 52, OT
Landstown won in an intriguing non-district duel in Virginia Beach, though the Monarchs’ Ben Sealey hit a buzzer-beater from deep to tie the score at 44 and take the game to overtime.
The Eagles, led by D.J. Robertson with 19 points, outscored the Monarchs (13-5) by 17-8 in overtime.
Derrius Franklin led the Monarchs with 12 points.
WILLIAMSBURG CHRISTIAN AC. 74, HAMPTON ROADS AC. 57
Will Mausteller scored 28 points and Deron Powers added 22 for the Eagles as Williamsburg Christian Academy (13-6) cruised past HRA (11-5).
The Navigators received 21 points from Ty Smith.
ATLANTIC SHORES 65, ISLE OF WIGHT ACADEMY 22
The Seahawks' suffocating defense sent the visiting Chargers to a decisive Metro Conference loss.
Ryan Stowe scored 17 points and Lawson Basnight 12 for Atlantic Shores (18-8, 10-0). A 23-11 halftime edge became 48-15 entering the final period.
Brandon Privette led the Chargers (15-4, 8-2) but only scored six points, far below his average.
CHRISTCHURCH 70, FORK UNION 61
Manuel Wallace scored 21 points and Jamie Wilson had 18 to give the visiting Seahorses their second victory against Fork Union this season.
Christchurch (15-3), atop the Virginia Prep League at 10-0, also received 15 points from Jordan Wallace, who's unrelated to Manuel.
For Fork Union (8-6, 6-5 Prep League), Kion Brown scored 17 and Jonah Dew 14.