Northside Boys, Fightin' Blues Girls Advance

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Richmond (WSLS-10 Sports)- For the third year in a row Northside advances to the state 3A Semifinals. Northside defeated John Marshall 71-59 to advance--they will play Phoebus next. The other semifinal pits Norcom against George Wythe of Richmond--who defeated Heritage 68-62.

In girls action, Carroll County was ousted from the 4A ranks by King's Fork 56-47. In the 2A State quarterfinals, Floyd Co moves on by defeating Stuarts Draft 59-45 and Martinsville advances 61-45 over George Mason. The Lady Buffs face Central Wise next while Martinsville battles Nottoway.

In the 1A State quarterfinals, George Wythe blasted Cumberland 68-25 while Parry McCluer handled Riverheads 64-37. The Fightin Blues will play Surry Co in Saturday's semifinals while Appomattox Regional Governor's school will take on George Wythe.

Finally in VIS Division III girls quarterfinal action, Carlisle handled Roanoke Catholic 57-17.