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Charger cagers fall to 0-3

Middlesex guard Marquez Holmes drives for a layup against Appomattox Regional Governor’s School. (Photo by Tom Hardin)

by Tom Hardin

The Middlesex High Chargers boys varsity basketball team showed improvement Monday night in a 62-52 loss at Northumberland.

“We’re getting better,” said MHS coach Jason Williams. “We just need more work and more time on the court and we’ll get it together.”

In the loss to Northumberland, sophomore guard Marquez Holmes had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the Chargers. Holmes made 7 of 13 shots from the floor and was 5 for 5 from the free throw line.

Senior guard Brett Carter had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals; and junior forward Jacob Self hit two 3-pointers and finished with 8 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Senior forward Kaleb Wake contributed 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals; and junior forward D’angelo King added 4 points and a team-high 7 rebounds.

The Chargers committed 24 turnovers, shot 39% from the field, and made 11 of 13 free throws.

“We’ve just got to cut down on our turnovers,” said Coach Williams.

On December 4, MHS let one slip away at home against Appomattox Regional Governor’s School. The Chargers led several times but could not hit shots down the stretch in the 47-40 loss.

Holmes led MHS with 12 points, 2 rebounds and 4 steals; and King had 10 points and a team-high 14 rebounds.

Self made two 3-pointers and had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals; Wake, 4 points and 4 rebounds; and Carter, 4 points and 7 rebounds.

The Chargers had 13 turnovers, shot 26% from the field, and made 6 of 15 free throws.

Middlesex will play at King William on Tuesday, December 17; and will host Chesterfield Community High School on Friday, December 20.

JV games begin at 6 p.m. and varsity games follow at 7:30 p.m.

posted 12.11.2013

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