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MHS girls win two district games

Middlesex’s Jasmine Fells drives to the basket in the Lady Chargers’ 53-35 Tidewater District win over King William last week. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)
by Tom Chillemi

Host Mathews tonight at MHS

Micah Reed led the Middlesex Lady Chargers with 22 points and 16 rebounds and Raquel Pierce added 13 points in their 53-35 win over Tidewater District foe King William on January 7.

The Lady Chargers (2-0, 8-3) also defeated King and Queen 50-14 on January 11 for their second district win.

The King William game was nip-and-tuck for the first quarter and part of the second quarter, said MHS coach Mike Lewis. “Raquel Pierce provided a spark in the first half. She made some key baskets and had some excellent assists to Micah under the basket.”

The Lady Chargers led 25-18 at the half and pulled away after intermission.

Amanda Brown had 8 points and 5 assists for MHS, Chelsea Lewter had 5 points, Megan Payne 3 and Jasmine Fells 2.

“Brown played good defense and had good passing and assists,” said Lewis, who added that Chelsea Lewter “is stepping up.”

“I’m getting better play from the guards and that leads to better defense and some key steals and easy baskets,” Lewis said.

In the 50-14 win over King and Queen, Reed led Middlesex with 11 points, Brown had 10, Lewter, Pierce and Fells had 6 apiece, Payne 4. Ashley Williams, Brianna Brooks and Latasha Cephas 2 each, and Kendall McNamee 1.

Lewis said he hopes to carry the Lady Chargers’ recent momentum into upcoming district games, including Mathews which visits Middlesex on Thursday, January 14.

“I’m confident if we show up and play well we will be consistent down the stretch,” said Lewis.  “But, we are not taking anybody for granted.”

Lewis added that West Point will be Middlesex’s toughest opponent. “Their first five players are pretty good,” he said. Middlesex will host West Point on January 21.  On Tuesday, January 19, Middlesex is at Lancaster, which is ranked fifth in the state.

posted 01.13.2010

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