Game Recap Hampton Christian Wins Metro Championship

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  1. wgarlick

    wgarlick Writer Virginiapreps.Rivals.Com
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    Jul 4, 2006
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    Hampton Christian upset the VISAA D3 #1 seed and defending State champion Williamsburg Christian Academy 58-53 to claim the Boys Metro Conference Tournament championship. Evan Tebay, the Warriors only senior, was my Player of the Game with his leadership and free throw shooting down the stretch. Tebay scored all seven of his points in the 4th quarter including making six free throws in the finals 2:30. He also had eight rebounds and six assists.

    Hampton Christian had lost both previous regular season meetings against Williamsburg Christian Academy by double digits but it was the Warriors who took a 10-point lead (42-32) with 2:27 to go in the 3rd quarter. They took a seven point lead to start the 4th quarter but Williamsburg Christian Academy turned up the defensive pressure forcing several turnovers. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Cle'von Greene pulled the Eagles to within one and he tied the score at 49 after a steal and layup with three minutes to go in the game.

    Post Game Interview with HC Tony Rutland

    Tebay would score six of the Warriors next eight points as Hampton Christian expanded their lead to 57-51 with under a minute to go. Two more missed 3-pointers sealed the deal for Williamsburg Christian who missed 23 baskets from behind the arc.

    Sophomore Anthony Baker led the Warriors with 15 points. He attacked the Eagles interior defense with confidence. Freshman Jacob Tebay added 13 points and eight rebounds and Junior Jair Johnson came off the bench to score 11 points. Metro Conference Player of the Year Cle'von Greene led all scorers with 21 points while adding nine rebounds and four block shots. However, the Radford commit was only 5 of 15 from the 3-point stripe. DaShawn Cook had 14 points and nine rebounds but he made only 1 of 7 from behind the arc.

    Hampton Christian has won 10 straight games heading into the State playoffs and they could earn a 1st round playoff game. They were ranked #9 in the latest VISAA poll but should move up after defeating the State's #1 seed and defending State champion. The Eagles, who didn't play for the Metro Conference tournament last season, should still earn a 1st round playoff bye.


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