In a battle to the end, Lord Botetourt held on for a nail-biting 52-49 win over Northside in the semifinals of the Blue Ridge District girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night in Roanoke.
The Cavaliers (20-3) rode out to a 24-19 halftime lead. Lord Botetourt outscored the Vikings (9-15) 14-11 in the third quarter to extend its lead to 38-30 going into the crucial fourth quarter. Northside outscored the Cavaliers 19-14 to cut the final margin to 52-49, Lord Botetourt.
Melanie Mirzayan led Northside with 18 points.
Jade Lewis led Lord Botetourt with a game-high 25 points and Emily Wampler finished with 12 points.