Less than 10 days ago in the James River District tournament final, when Goochland clashed with Randolph-Henry it didn’t go well for the Bulldogs.
But with the program’s first state tournament berth hanging in the balance Wednesday night, the Bulldogs managed to flip the script and punch their ticket with a 62-57 win over the Statesmen.
After they take on Greensville in the regional final, for the first time ever, a Goochland boys basketball team will take the floor in a state quarterfinal game.
Quincy Snead did the heavy lifting, pouring in 29 points while snagging 10 rebounds. Kameron Holman and Dallas Holmes each chipped in nine points. Snead scored 13 of his 29 in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs fought to pull away from Randolph-Henry.
The Bulldogs and Statesmen’s clash was their fourth this year after Randolph-Henry won two of the first three, including the blowout win in the James River final. This one was instead tight the entire game, tied at 26-26 at the break before the Bulldogs took a single possession lead at 41-39 heading into the fourth. Snead helped finish off the win going 6-for-8 at the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs host Greensville Friday at 6 p.m. for the Class 2, Region A championship.