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Chargers even mark at 9-9

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Charger guard Andre Campbell drives upcourt in a recent loss to West Point at Middlesex High School in Saluda. The Chargers visit Mathews on Saturday in their regular season finale. (Photo by Kristee Norwood)

by Tom Chillemi

The Middlesex High varsity boys basketball team posted a 57-39 Conference 42 win against King and Queen and also defeated King William 41-36 in recent action, but lost 68-48 at Charles City and 66-37 to conference foe West Point.

The Chargers play at Mathews on Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in their regular season finale. The JVs play at 6 p.m.

Kaleb Wake led the Chargers with 10 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals and blocked a shot in the win over visiting King William (9-9) on February 10.

Marquez Holmes added 9 points and 6 steals, and made 3 of 4 free throws. Jacob Self scored 6 points on a pair of 3-pointers and collected 10 rebounds.

D’Angelo King had 6 points, 8 rebounds and a steal; Brett Carter got 4 points and 5 rebounds; Brandon Sjolie hit a 3-pointer; Zebulon Burrell tallied 3 points; Gregory Robinson had 5 rebounds, and Chris Blake grabbed 4 rebounds.

Middlesex 57,
King and Queen 39
Self hit a trio of 3-pointers en route to scoring 20 points in the Chargers’ win at King and Queen on February 6. Self, who hit 7 of 10 free throws, also hauled in 10 rebounds.

Carter added 9 points; Sjolie was good for 7 points including a 3-pointer; Robinson had 6 points, made all 4 of his free throw attempts, and collected 5 rebounds; Andre Campbell had 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals; King hit all his free throws for 4 points and also had 5 rebounds; and Wake had 3 points and 4 rebounds.

Burrell made 2 free throws; and Chris Blake hit a free throw and made 3 steals.

West Point 66,
Middlesex 37
On February 7 Sjolie led Middlesex against visiting West Point (8-9) with 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

Self was good for 10 points, including a 3-pointer, 5 rebounds and 7 steals; Carter added 6 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals; King had 3 points and 7 rebounds; Wake contributed 3 points and 9 rebounds; with 2 points each were Blake and Robinson.

Charles City 68,
Middlesex 48
Self hit for 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 4 steals in the Chargers’ non-conference loss at Charles City (8-8) on February 4.

Sean Johnson added 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and got 2 rebounds; Carter had 10 points and 3 rebounds; Campbell, 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals; Robinson and King, 2 points and 2 rebounds apiece.

The Conference 42 Tournament begins on Tuesday, February 18 and concludes on Saturday, February 22, at Charles City. Pairings will be announced after this weekend’s games.

posted 02.12.2014

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