Lady Chargers edge Northumberland 47-45
|Burnett, K. Reed|
Ashae Burnett scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half as the Middlesex varsity girls basketball team rallied from a 11-point halftime deficit to nip Northumberland 47-45 in Heathsville Tuesday night.
Guard Katrina Reed made two free throws with 30 seconds to play to give MHS a five point lead.
Northumberland cut the MHS lead to 47-45 with a 3-pointer, but Middlesex was able to run the clock out and preserve the win.
Burnett also had 10 rebounds. Micah Reed had 15 rebounds and 2 points.
The victory upped the Middlesex record to 4-2.
Also scoring for MHS were Kiersten Baylor with 8 points, Katrina Reed 7, Brianna Brooks 4, Amanda Brown and Megan Payne 3 apiece.
LHS 57, MHS 45
Lacking energy and drive, the Middlesex girls lost to Region A favorite Lancaster 57-45 on Dec. 10.
Lancaster was the Region A champion and State Group A runner-up last year.
“Our girls know what they did wrong,” said Lady Charger coach William Griffin, “and they know what they want to do about it.”
Turnovers and missed shots under the basket doomed Middlesex, said Griffin. “There is no way they would have gotten a big lead on us if we had made those shots.”
Kiersten Baylor tried to motivate others with her play and hustle, said Griffin, “but they didn’t follow.”
Baylor led Middlesex with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, an assist and a steal. “She was all over the place, but couldn’t get any help,” Griffin said.
Burnett was held to 8 points. Also for Middlesex, Megan Payne had 6, Micah Reed 5, Brianna Brooks 4, Katrina Reed 3 and Amanda Brown 2.
Tanicka Kimble scored 4 points in her four minutes on the court. “She’s getting in better shape,” said Griffin, “and her playing time will start increasing. She brings so much to the team.”
The Lady Chargers (4-2) hosted Essex yesterday and will visit Rappahannock tonight, Dec. 18.