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Loudoun Valley advances to VHSL state basketball semifinals

The Loudoun Valley Vikings took another step in their quest to win a state championship in varsity boys' basketball Friday evening in Salem.

Loudoun Valley rolled past Monacan 83-61 in the Virginia High School League Group 4A boys' basketball quarterfinals to earn a spot in Saturday's semifinal round.

A strong season for Potomac Falls came to a close Friday in the VHSL 5A boys' quarterfinals. The Panthers fell to L.C. Bird 61-44 at Hampton University.

Loudoun Valley avenged a quarterfinal loss to Monacan from last season. Monacan defeated Loudoun Valley in this same round on its way to winning the Group 4A state crown.

The Conference 21-East and 4A West Region champion Vikings (28-1) will face George Washington in the semifinals Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

The semifinal game is scheduled to tip at 7:45 p.m. See below for details on how to watch the game online.

Group 4A boys

-Quarterfinals, March 3
Jamestown 64, William Fleming 45
John Handley 86, Hanover 56
Loudoun Valley 83, Monacan 61
George Washington 68, Smithfield 55

-Semifinals, March 4 at Salem Civic Center
Jamestown vs. John Handley, 4:15 p.m.
Loudoun Valley vs. George Washington, 7:45 p.m.

-Final, March 10 at Siegel Center (VCU)
Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

Group 5A boys quarterfinal
L.C. Bird 61, Potomac Falls 44

Group 4A girls quarterfinal
Lake Taylor 55, Loudoun County 52

Group 5A girls quarterfinal
Salem 54, Tuscarora 41

The 2017 VHSL Basketball Championship Semifinals will stream live on the subscription-based NFHS Network. More details from the Virginia High School League:

-What: Live coverage of VHSL Basketball Championship Semifinals from Supersites

-When: Saturday, March 4

-Where: Fans can watch the VHSL Basketball Championships live online with a subscription at http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/vhsl

Subscribers can also watch the event on their mobile devices by downloading the free NFHS Network Mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

-Why: Fans, family and alumni unable to attend the event can watch the 2017 Basketball Championships live from wherever they are with the NFHS Network. The VHSL is one of the participating states providing post-season content to the NFHS Network.


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