Williamsburg Christian Academy’s bid to repeat as the Virginia Independent Schools Division II girls basketball champion fell just short Saturday as Norfolk Christian gained a 36-31 victory in a physical game at Wakefield School in The Plains.

WCA’s Keyana Brown broke the lifetime 2,000-point barrier as a junior, reaching 2,001 by scoring 12, sharing team-high honors with Stephanie Seaman for the Eagles (31-8). Danielle Webster, who will play in college in Charlotte, scored 15 points for the Ambassadors, while William and Mary-bound Latrice Hunter added 10 points.

“The referees allowed both teams to play, and neither team shot a great percentage,” WCA coach John Perkins said. “They were consistent; it was just more reffed like a college game. We played really good defense, but we just couldn’t hit any shots when we needed to.”

VHSL Group A:

A pair of teams from Region A posed little threat in state quarterfinals Saturday.

In a Division 2 game, Northumberland fell to Region B champion George Mason 68-35 at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.

In a Division 1 quarterfinal, East Rockingham dominated Charles City 71-25 at James Madison's Convocation Center.


VIS Division II:

Christchurch captured the Division II championship with a memorable 57-49 victory over Virginia Episcopal in Virginia State's gym in Ettrick.