Colonial Forge used a strong second quarter to pull away from Lake Braddock and held on late for a 75-67 win in Friday’s Virginia 6A state semifinal at VCU’s Siegel Center.

With the win, Colonial Forge (26-1) advances to next Friday’s state final, where it will face the winner of Saturday’s W.T. Woodson-Landstown semifinal.

After a back-and-forth first quarter, the Eagles closed the first half on an 8-1 run.

The Bruins (23-5), who shot just 38 percent in the first half, rallied in the second, and A.J. Alexander’s three-pointer with 1:16 left cut the deficit to 67-61.

But the Eagles used a Winston Burgess three-point play to seal their 12th straight win and advance to the school’s first state title game.

Colonial Forge’s Marco Haskins led five Eagles in double figures with a game-high 15 points. The Eagles made 25 of 35 free throws on the night, while the Bruins attempted only 15.

Alexander, Will Gregorits and James Butler led Lake Braddock with 13 points apiece.

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