Falcons fall in state semis

Daily Staff Report sports@nvdaily.com

HARRISONBURG — Central’s run in the postseason came to an end Saturday with a 75-52 loss to Spotswood in the Class 3A girls basketball state semifinals.

The Falcons hung tough with the Trailblazers throughout the first half. Spotswood led 10-9 after the first eight minutes, but the Trailblazers scored 31 points in the second period to build a 41-27 halftime edge.

The Trailblazers, the defending 3A state champions, hit nine 3-pointers during the game. Elizabeth Dofflemyer had 26 points and six rebounds to lead the way. Tayler Dodson had 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

Spotswood (26-1) will play Broadway in the state final on Thursday at VCU at noon.

Central (19-9) was led by freshman Tamra Scott with 22 points and 19 rebounds. Senior Katelyn Poston had eight points for the Falcons.

Look for more coverage in Monday’s edition of the Northern Virginia Daily.