Chargers rip Cavs; host CCHS Friday
by Tom Hardin
The Middlesex Chargers made six 3-pointers en route to a resounding 59-34 varsity win over Tidewater District foe King William Tuesday night on the Cavaliers home court.
The Chargers also captured a 49-48 road win over Appomattox Regional Governor’s School (ARGS) on December 11.
After opening the season with three losses, Middlesex is now 2-3 on the season and will host Chesterfield Community High School this Friday, December 20. JV games begin at 6 p.m. and varsity games follow at 7:30 p.m.
In the win over King William, Marquez Holmes had 21 points, 4 steals and 3 rebounds to lead the Chargers. Holmes hit two 3-pointers and 7 of 8 free throw attempts.
Jacob Self also made two 3-pointers and finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds for MHS. Kaleb Wake continued his strong play with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Brett Carter had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists.
Zebulon Burrell tallied 7 points; Andre Campbell, 3; Chris Blake, 2; and Brandon Sjolie and DeAngelo King, 1 point apiece. King also had 6 rebounds, Sjolie grabbed 3 and Gregory Robinson had 2.
The Chargers had 19 turnovers and 14 steals; shot 26% from the field; and made 23 of 33 free throw attempts.
In the 49-48 win at ARGS, the Chargers opened a 9-point halftime lead and held off a second half rally by the Dragons.
Wake had his career-best game with 13 points and 16 rebounds; Holmes had 11 points, 7 assists, 7 steals and 4 rebounds; Carter, 8 points, 3 steals, 3 assists; King, 7 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Self, 4 points, 4 rebounds; Campbell, 3 points, 2 rebounds; Burrell, 2 points, 2 rebounds; and Blake, 1 point, 3 rebounds.
MHS shot a season-best 52% from the field, made 13 of 25 free throw attempts, and had 12 steals and 19 turnovers.
The Chargers will play in the “River Rivalry” at Lancaster High School on Saturday, December 28.