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MHS girls looking for elusive first win

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Middlesex varsity guard Grace Rutkowski drives to the basket Friday against a Rappahannock defender. The Lady Raiders won 48-37. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Tom Chillemi

The Middlesex High Lady Chargers varsity girls basketball team suffered three more defeats last week and remain winless in non-district competition.

Essex won a close game, 64-54, on December 11; Northumberland pulled away in the second half for a 53-23 win on December 12; and Rappahannock won a close game, 48-37, on December 14. 

“We just do not rebound the ball well and that is a real concern,” said Middlesex head coach Neil Wake. “That will be the focal point of our practices along with free throw shooting. We shoot free throws over and over in practice, and we make them pretty consistently, but in the games the results change.”

Wake remains optimistic. “I can see these girls growing every day and when that first win comes, look out. We as coaches are always positive but when the team sees the result on the scoreboard, I think we will see a little more bounce in their step.”

The Lady Chargers play at Rappahannock on Thursday, December 20, in the final game before the holidays.

The Lady Chargers (0-8) begin Tidewater District play against visiting King William on Thursday, January 3. The JVs play at 6 p.m. and are followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.

posted 12.19.2012

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