MHS girls play NHS in home opener Friday
by tom Chillemi
The Middlesex High School girls varsity basketball team suffered a 69-47 defeat in its season opener at Colonial Beach on Monday.
“This was a game of experience versus youth, and the experience won,” said MHS head coach Neil Wake. “The guard play of Colonial Beach was very good. We just could not transfer the things we do everyday in practice to the game.
“I can’t take anything from the Lady Drifters because they played a very intelligent game,” said Wake. “We will have to play harder and do a better job on the little things because that is where the game is won and lost.”
The Lady Chargers shot only 37% (15 of 40) from the free throw line. “That is unacceptable if you expect good results,” said Wake.
Senior forward Brittin Payne led MHS with 20 points, senior forward Nila Robinson added 7 points, and guard Avis Keeling tallied 6 points.
Tambria Wake and Gabby Hopkins each contributed 5 points for the Lady Chargers. Givonnie Reed had 2, and Shannon Bristow and Monica Ward each hit a free throw.
The Lady Chargers will host Northumberland this Friday, November 30, at MHS in Saluda.
On Monday, December 3, the Lady Chargers will visit Essex, and they travel to Lancaster on Wednesday, December 5. They will host Colonial Beach on Friday, December 7.
JV games are at 6 p.m. and are followed by varsity games at 7:30 p.m.