The James River boys basketball team will play host to Christiansburg on Thursday night. The Knights are off to a 6-1 pre-holiday start after winning two more games last week.
Last Tuesday, December 13, Ryan Steger scored 20 points as the Knights defeated Rockbridge County, 62-43. Sam Bell had 14 points and 14 rebounds and George Toliver had 11 points and eight boards for River. River trailed 15-14 after the first quarter but outscored the Wildcats 26-6 in the second period to open a big lead.
The Knights played at Waynesboro on Friday in a game that was moved back a day due to inclement weather and they came out on top again, this time by a score of 61-49. Steger had 22 points, hitting eight of 13 field goal attempts. Bell had 17 points and he and Toliver both had eight rebounds.
“We needed a big week in terms of playoff points and our guys delivered,” said coach Ethan Humphries. “We have a long ways to go and are really excited about the upcoming break to lock in on some things we need to improve on before district play. The Three Rivers is a gauntlet and requires our best each night especially with a huge target on our back. It’s a heck of a challenge and will stretch us outside our comfort zone which is always best for us long term.”
The boys will host Rockbridge next Tuesday, December 27.