Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 24, 2013

Bland County takes Region C championship

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GALAX, Va. — The Bland County Bears captured the Region C, Division 1 championship on Saturday night with a 58-49 win over Parry McCluer at Galax High School.

Chase Hankins and Darryl Clark both scored 23 points to lead the Bears, who rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the Blues.

Bland County had come back from an 17-point hole to beat Auburn in the semifinals on Friday.

Asher Dillow added eight points for Bland County (14-10), which will play John I. Burton the Group A, Division 1 quarterfinals on Friday or Saturday at Salem Civic Center.

Clark hit four 3s for the Bears, while Hankins and Dillow had two apiece. Hankins was 11-for-14 from the free throw line. Bland County outscored Parry McCluer 26-13 in the final period and 42-24 in the second half.

Sam Armstrong paced Parry McCluer with 16 points. The Blues will play Region D champion Castlewood in the state quarterfinals later this week.

Note: More details on Bland County’s regional championship win will be in Monday’s Daily Telegraph.



at Galax High School

BLAND COUNTY (14-10)

Dillow 3 0-0 8, Goins 0 0-0 0, Clark 7 5-6 23, Hankins 5 11-14 23, John Miller 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 16-20 58.

PARRY MCCLUER (20-6)

Caputo 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 3 4-4 10, Perry 5 0-0 10, Armstrong 5 5-5 16, Camden 3 0-0 6, Dawson 2 1-3 5, Fix 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 10-12 49.

Bland County............4  12  16   26  —  58

Parry McCluer............12  13  11  13  —  49

3-point goals: BC 8 (Clark 4, Dillow 2, Hankins 2); PM 1 (Armstrong 1). Total fouls: BC 15; PV 17.