Lady Justices head to state quarterfinals

Fred Jeter | 3/2/2023, 6 p.m.
Don’t forget the John Marshall girls.
Yazmin Hall takes the ball for John Marshall’s Lady Justices.

Don’t forget the John Marshall girls.

While the JM boys basketball team has earned national rec- ognition, Coach Virgil Burton’s girls are flying high on the radar as well.

After dominating the Class 2A regional, No. 1 seed JM will take on Strasburg from the Shenandoah Valley in the state girls’ quarterfinals Friday at 6 p.m. at Huguenot.

The boys’ JM–Strasburg game will follow.

JM girls are 19-6 overall after crushing Nottoway 81-8, Nandua 100-18 and Brunswick 87-37 for the Regional crown.

The Lady Justices totally dominated Richmond schools earlier in the season, defeating George Wythe by scores of 62-17 and 70-10, Thomas Jefferson by 85-10, Armstong by 88-18 and Maggie Walker 66-35.

The Strasburg Rams are 22-8 after losing, 47-31, to Clarke County in their Region final.

The JM boys and girls are seeking to join just a handful of schools to ever win State titles from the same schools in the same year.