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Lockley scores 44 in MHS loss to Drifters

Middlesex guard Brett Carter goes up for a layup in last week’s loss to Lancaster at MHS in Saluda. (Photo by Allison Payne)

The Middlesex High varsity basketball team fell behind early and lost 69-61 last Friday at Colonial Beach.

The Chargers trailed 15-9 after the first quarter and then played the Drifters on even terms the rest of the game.

“We did a good job to climb back into the game,” said MHS coach Chris Walker. “We just could not take the lead from them.”

Middlesex All-State forward Ryheem Lockley scored 44 points to lead the Chargers; Timothy Balderson added 8 points; Bryant Gresham had 6; and Brett Carter and JD Diggs contributed 2 apiece.

On December 5, the Chargers (0-4) suffered a poor shooting night and fell 75-42 to Lancaster at MHS in Saluda.

Lockley led MHS with 17 points, Diggs had 11, Cullen Johnson and Gresham 4 apiece, and Carter and Balderson 3 apiece.

Middlesex will visit Rappahannock this Friday, December 14; will visit Lancaster on Tuesday, December 18; and will host Rappahannock on Thursday, December 20, in their last game before the winter break.

JV games begin at 6 p.m. and are followed by varsity games at 7:30 p.m.

Middlesex will begin Tidewater District play in January. The Chargers visit King William on January 4; host King and Queen on January 8; visit Mathews on January 11; visit West Point on January 14; host King William on January 22; visit King and Queen on January 25; host Mathews on January 29; and host West Point on February 1.

posted 12.12.2012

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