If Middleburg Academy’s male and female student sections are any indication, the combination of two explosive guards in Sidney Wilson and Kemara Rogers-Jackson has created a new tradition: Middleburg, in Scott County, Va., isn’t just serious about basketball, but it’s also serious about entertainment.

Wilson scored a career-high 26 points Wednesday to lead Middleburg to a 74-62 victory over Flint Hill in a Virginia Independent Schools state tournament quarterfinal. Rogers-Jackson, who struggled to find open shots in the second half of last weekend’s regional semifinal loss, had a game-high 29 in the win.

That margin — just one point away from the largest margin in the state tournament’s history — was enough to top a neighboring school’s efforts to build an epicenter for basketball.

Flint Hill coach Chris Stutts, whose squad beat Prince William County’s King’s Fork by 29 points Thursday, told the Washington Post’s Kevin McGuire that Thursday’s win represented the biggest margin of victory the school has ever recorded. Not to be outdone, Middleburg Coach Bruce Johnson agreed.

“I’ve seen schools like Ferrum College and St. Paul’s with basketball programs that can boast about games that they’ve won by 30,” Johnson told McGuire. “That’s not even close. This is a school full of kids who love to play basketball, who love to play every day and are genuine about it, and that’s what has made this game more than an average game for our kids.”

Wilson, a junior, is the best player on a team that’s won six consecutive games since that one-point loss to Flint Hill. Behind him are senior guards Jasmine Armstrong (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Rogers-Jackson (18 points, 13 rebounds, six assists). According to the Post, those four have accounted for 71 of Middleburg’s 102 points during the playoffs. It’s an effort that is a far cry from the school’s notoriously difficult-to-please coach.

“It’s tough because if we’re doing good or if we’re doing bad, I have to somehow be able to control what I do at all times to help us succeed,” Johnson told McGuire. “I just tell the kids, `You’re the one who’s going to see it all the time and you’re the one who’s going to get slammed with it. You’re the ones out there. Just be proud of what you do.’ ”