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Knights earn share of district title

Buckingham County High School’s varsity boys basketball team clinched a share of the James River District regular season championship with a 76-57 win at Nottoway Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The Knights are co-champions with Goochland High School.

This is the first time Buckingham has won the regular season district title since the 2012-13 season.

“I’m just really proud of our guys for what we accomplished this season,” Knights Head Coach Taylor Boyers said.

Winning the regular season district title was a point of emphasis for Buckingham.

“It was one of our goals at the beginning of the year,” Boyers said. “Our guys worked really hard all season and in (the) offseason to accomplish it.”

Against Nottoway, Knights junior guard Amari Toney led his team with 23 points, and junior forward Gerry “Tae” Toney added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Boyers praised both Toneys for their consistency this season.

Junior guard Damarius Reed contributed 12 points, and senior center James DeVore added 11.

Buckingham (19-3, 14-2 district) hosts Randolph-Henry High School Friday, Feb. 14, in the semifinals of the James River District Tournament. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. The title game will be played Saturday evening, Feb. 15.

“So now our second season, as we like to call it, begins, getting ready for the playoffs,” Boyers said, adding that his team has been playing its best basketball.