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Chargers win 60-57 thriller over Sussex in regional tourney opener

Middlesex guard Raquan Marshall gets off a shot in Monday night’s 60-57 Charger win over Sussex in the quarterfinals of the Region 1A boys basketball tournament at MHS in Saluda. Preparing to rebound for Middlesex is forward Sean Johnson (right). (Photo by Tom Hardin)

Holmes leads victory with 4th quarter effort

by Tom Hardin

With his team trailing Sussex 53-49 with 4 minutes to play, Middlesex guard Marquez Holmes decided it was time to step up and take control of Monday’s Region A quarterfinal tournament game at MHS in Saluda.

The Chargers were scheduled to play in the semifinals at defending state champion and top-seed Altavista on Wednesday, March 4. Altavista defeated Essex 63-40 in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

The winner of the MHS-Altavista game advanced to the championship game against the winner of Wednesday’s Lancaster-Surry semifinal game.

Lancaster defeated West Point 56-41, and Surry downed Cumberland 75-58 in other quarterfinal games on Monday.

The title game will be played on the home floor of the higher seeded team, but the date and time had not been determined at press time.

posted 03.04.2015

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