Jeff Jackson focuses in on a free throw attempt in the second half in the regional semifinal against Varina. Photo by Kyla Nase.

Varina’s player of the year candidate Tyrese Jenkins opened the second half with three straight three-pointers and proved to be too much for the Royals to handle, as they ended their season on Tuesday night against Varina with the 82-58 loss.

The Royals kept it close in the first half after clawing their way back from Varina’s opening 10 unanswered points to be down 32-22 at half. Senior Jajour Lambert ended with 14 points to lead the team and Jeff Jackson also added 13.

The Royals end their season with a record of 15-8.

Photos by Erin Miles and Kyla Nase.