RC Boys Down Alleghany, 61-43

Jeremy S. Franklin
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Saturday, Jan. 11 -- The Rockbridge County High School boys basketball team capped off the seventh annual Rock the Ribbon Roundball Shootout with a 61-43 win over Alleghany in the RC gym.

Jailik Lynch led four Wildcats in double figures with 17 points, also adding six assists. Aaron Plogger notched 13 points, D.J. Lewis totaled 11 points and nine rebounds, and Griff Ray posted 10 points and 11 boards for RC (6-5).

Jayson Easton scored a game-high 18 points for the Mountaineers, while Corey Easton tallied 11 points and eight rebounds.

The Wildcats' defense was dominant in the first half, limiting Alleghany to one field goal in the second quarter in building up a 29-9 halftime lead. The Mountaineers cut the gap down to 45-36 with just over five minutes to play, but could come no closer as RC avenged a 63-42 road loss from Dec. 17.

The 'Cats are slated to visit Fluvanna County for a 7:30 p.m. tip on Monday.

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