Crown the Cougars: Surry County boys basketball wins first VHSL state title since 2005, girls fall short in title game

RICHMOND, Va. - Surry County was able to capture its first boys basketball state championship since 2005 on Saturday, beating Eastside 57-48.

Surry County

The Cougars' 2005 title was their only championship up to this point.

QuanDriel Palmer led the Cougars with 16 points, while Monte Pope and Zhamare' Slade both chipped in 14 points.

The Surry County girls basketball team fell in the state final game earlier in the day, losing to Parry McCluer 58-45 in the Class 1 girls state final.

The Cougars win brings Hampton Roads' state title count to five in basketball this postseason.

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