Viking Boys, Titan Girls Advance

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Roanoke (WSLS-10 Sports) - Area teams were in Region quarterfinal action, trying to punch tickets to semifinals which also give them a date in the State quarterfinal round in the 5A ranks.

Patrick Henry comes up one point short, with a 63-62 loss at Potomac Falls In the 3A West Region,  and the Northside boys advanced with a 66-56 win over Liberty. But in the same region bracket, Hidden Valley was eliminated by Western Albemarle 55-50 in overtime, while both Blacksburg and Alleghany suffered the same fate.

Blacksburg fell to Spotswood 88-54 and Heritage handled Alleghany 101-88. In the 2A Boys ranks, Chatham outlasted Glenvar 64-59 and Dan River dumped Martinsville 67-53 in 2A West Region action. In 1A West boys action, Radford clubbed Chilhowie 75-48 and George Wythe got by Covington 58-46.

In the Girls ranks, last year's state semifinalist- Hidden Valley kept winning, this time downing Western Albemarle 66-58. Drew Freeland had 30 for the Lady Titans. Brookville continues to roll..winning 67-58 over Abingdon and state runner-up Magna Vista edged Spotswood 51-47. In girls 1A West Region action, Parry McCluer's outstanding season continues with a 57-45 win over Fort Chiswell. George Wythe handles Narrows 74-17.