by Bill Turner
Cave Spring vaulted to a 31-24 halftime lead on the shoulders of Amin Abuhawwas’ five three-pointers, and the Knights held on to defeat Blacksburg 59-53 in a key River Ridge matchup Friday night at the Cave Spring gym.
Blacksburg managed to close to within a single point in the fourth quarter, but Cave Spring secured the victory with strong free throw shooting down the stretch.
Abuhawwas led the Cave Spring scoring with 25 points. Senior Aaron Cupp added 9 for the Knights, including 7-for-7 from the free throw line, to help anchor a balanced Cave Spring attack that saw nine players hit the scoring column.