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Lady Chargers looking to improve

The Middlesex High School girls varsity basketball team is off to a rough start.

The Lady Chargers lost at Northumberland 63-29 on December 16; and lost at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School 65-14 on December 11.

Northumberland started strong and cruised to a lopsided victory on Monday, said Lady Charger coach Neil Wake. “We have really gotten off to a slow start this year. We have played good competition but we still have not played to the level we are capable of playing. We will continue to work to get better because this play is truly unacceptable,” he said. 

Gabby Hopkins, who scored 7 points against Northumberland, “has truly been a bright spot,” said Wake. “She is a real presence on defense and is getting better offensively every day.”

Ali Bibee, with 3 points at Northumberland, “has been a surprise and helps balance our floor on the offensive end,” Wake said. “She will continue to improve and become a bigger part of what we do.”

Wake added, “The biggest thing we need to do is raise our level of intensity.  Whatever we want we will have to take; no one is going to give it to us.”

Also scoring for Middlesex against the Lady Indians were Grace Rutkowski with 5 points; Monica Ward, Brittin Payne and Jasmine Faucett with 4 each; Avis Keeling had 2; and Tambria Wake was injured and did not play.

The Lady Chargers (0-5) hosted Colonial Beach on December 18. Their next game is Saturday, December 28, at Lancaster. Their next home game is against King and Queen on Monday, January 13.

posted 12.18.2013

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