The Wakefield Warriors won the Region 5C Boys Basketball Championship 2018 under Coach Bentley in dramatic fashion by defeating Edison 64-62 on a buzzer beater. Wakefield defeated Edison for the 4th time this season and
with the clock running down and the score tied at 62-62, Wakefield put the ball in A’Mari Cooper’s hands and let him make a play. Make a play he did! Cooper drove down the lane, spun to his right and put up the game winning layup (almost the same way last years senior guard Alan Treakle did to won the Conference Championship last year 42-40 over Marshall).
A’Mari Cooper finished the game with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ben Horsford had 11 points and 5 rebounds. Chris Warner had 14 points. Rob Starkey had 10 points.
The Warriors now move onto the VHSL Class 5 State Tournament next Saturday, March 3rd. They will face the loser of Harrisonburg and Albermarle at 4 pm – Robinson High School. All Tickets are $10.00