East Rockingham clinches first-ever trip to state title game

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RICHMOND, Va. -- The East Rockingham High School boys basketball team defeated Goochland, 71-52, Tuesday night at Mills Godwin High School to advance to the Class 2A state championship game for the first time in program history.

The Eagles were led in scoring by senior forward Dalton Jefferson who poured in a game-high 21 points. Freshman forward Tyler Nickel and junior guard Tyce McNair added 17 points each.

East Rockingham will play Radford in the Class 2A state championship game Saturday at VCU's Siegel Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.