Lady Chargers to be tested in season finales
|Members of the Middlesex High varsity basketball team include, front row from left, Ashley Williams, Meagan Payne, Raquel Pierce, Tanicka Kimble and Whitney Walton; middle row, assistant coach Karen Lewis, Amanda Brown, Brianna Brooks, Katrina Reed, Chelsea Lewter and managers Courtney Sibley and Caitlyn Sibley; back row, Kimberly Ammons, Ashae Burnett, Micah Reed, Kiersten Baylor, Kristen Andrews and head coach William Griffin. Team members will wear pink warm-ups and observe a moment of silence in recognition of breast cancer awareness at tonight’s game against Mathews.|
The Middlesex High varsity girls basketball team will face two key games over the next five days against two of the state’s top-ranked teams, Mathews and West Point.
Tonight, Feb. 5, sixth-ranked Mathews, which is undefeated in the Tidewater District, invades MHS.
On Monday, Feb. 9, the Lady Chargers will host fifth-ranked West Point in their final game of the regular season. West Point’s only two district losses are to Mathews, which defeated the Pointers for the second time 55-41 on Monday.
Middlesex (6-2, 14-6) is in third place with one loss each to Mathews and West Point.
When Middlesex played at Mathews on Jan. 15, the Lady Chargers staged a late rally in an attempt to overcome a 19-point deficit, but ran out of time in a 43-40 loss.
Middlesex’s only other district loss was at West Point, 67-50, on Jan. 22.
In recent action, the Lady Chargers defeated King William 58-26 on Jan. 29, and downed winless King and Queen 65-20 on Feb. 2.
Ashae Burnett scored 24 points against visiting King William, Micah Reed added 10, Kiersten Baylor, Ashley Williams and Whitney Walton had 4 each, and Brianna Brooks, Katrina Reed, Tanicka Kimble, Chelsea Lewter, Meagan Payne and Kimberly Ammons tallied 2 apiece.
At King and Queen on Monday, Burnett led the way with 16 points, Baylor had 13, M. Reed 7, Brooks 6, Ammons, Williams, Payne and Lewter 4 each, Kimble 3, Raquel Pierce 2, and Walton 2.