JV girls win two; suffer first loss
by Tom Chillemi
The Middlesex High JV girls basketball team could not hold off a late charge at Mathews on January 16 and dropped the Tidewater District game, 32-31. The JV Lady Chargers held a 17-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
Injuries contributed to the team’s first loss of the season. Middlesex is 2-1 in district play and 7-1 overall.
Leading Middlesex in scoring were Rachael Howard and Zariah Freeze with 9 points each. Howard also collected 12 rebounds, had one assist and a steal. Freeze also had 3 steals.
Emilie Smith added 6 points, had 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals.
Miranda Kimble contributed 4 points, 4 rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Morgan Charnock had 2 points.
Cheyenne Pullman hit a free throw, got 3 rebounds and had an assist.
Julianna Solomon snagged 4 rebounds.
Middlesex was 7-16 from the free-throw line.
Emilie Smith added 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals.
Julianna Solomon had 4 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and 2 blocks.
Also for Middlesex, Cheyenne Pullman had 4 points, 2 rebounds, a steal, a block; Miranda Kimble had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, 2 blocks; Abigail Foster had 1 point, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal; and Raiven Hammond had a rebound, an assist, a steal.
Scoring for Middlesex were Smith with 8 points and Charnock with 7. With 4 points each were Freeze, Emily Taylor, Cheyanne Graves and Cameron Ward.
Solomon and Hammond each had 2 points.
Miranda Kimble got 4 rebounds, Abigail Foster had 3, Cheyenne Pullman had 2 and Rachael Howard had one.
The Lady Chargers host Charles City on Thursday, January 23, in a non-district game. On Monday, January 27, King William visits Middlesex for a district contest. Middlesex is at district foe King and Queen on Thursday, January 30. The JV plays at 6 p.m. and the varsity follows at 7:30 p.m.