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Eagles fall 45-12 to Altavista

Despite holding a lead until the end of the third quarter and Keavon Braxton’s 17-point effort, the Prince Edward Eagles varsity boys basketball team lost 52-40 to three-time defending 1A state champions Altavista on Friday night.

After a solid first-half performance, the Eagles allowed the Colonels to catch up during the third quarter when Altavista tied the game 25-25 and went on a 5-0 run.

Prince Edward was unable to bounce back and fell short in the end by 12 points.

Braxton led the Eagles’ offense and was followed by Zarius Jones with seven points. Delquan Bigelow contributed with six points and Cedric Hensley had three points. Quantavis Nash scored four points, while Marty Blount had two.

With the loss, the Eagles drop to 1-1. Altavista improves to 1-1 with the win.

Prince Edward will return to action on Friday when it hosts the Goochland Bulldogs in a 7 p.m. district contest.