No repeat for John Marshall H.S.

Fred Jeter | 3/8/2019, noon
John Marshall High School’s standout basketball season ended Tuesday night.

John Marshall High School’s standout basketball season ended Tuesday night.

Competing in the State Class 3 semifinals held in Newport News, the Justices were defeated 74-71 in overtime by Phoebus High School of Hampton.

Coach Ty White’s squad was seeking a second straight state title.

DeMarr McRae led John Marshall with 18 points, followed by Jairus Ashlock with 14 points, Elijah Seward with 13 and Levar Allen with 12.

John Marshall finishes the season with a 21-5 record, while Phoebus improves to 25-2. Phoebus now advances to play Northside High School of Roanoke on Thursday, March 7, in the state final at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. Tipoff is 2:30 p.m.