MHS hosts Lancaster Saturday
|Members of the Middlesex High School varsity basketball team for 2013-14 include, front row from left, Zeb Burrell, Brett Carter, Andre Campbell, Shakeim Paige and Brandon Sjolie; back row, assistant coach Jon Hatch, Marquez Holmes, Jacob Self, Kaleb Wake, Chris Blake, Dre Key, Gregory Robinson, D’Angelo King and head coach Jason Williams. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
by Tom Hardin
West Point jumped to a 33-14 halftime lead and cruised past Middlesex 74-33 Tuesday night on the Pointers home court.
The press-and-run Pointers (4-0, 9-2) are considered the favorite to repeat as Tidewater District champions and are one of the top Group 1A teams in the region. West Point forced 40 MHS turnovers.
|Middlesex guard Brett Carter drives the lane in the Chargers’ recent win over King and Queen. Looking on for MHS is Kaleb Wake (left) and Jacob Self (right). (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
Brett Carter led Middlesex (3-1, 5-5) with 12 points, Brett Carter 9, Jacob Self 6, Dre Key 4, and Marquez Holmes 2. The Chargers shot only 24% from the field and made 8 of 16 free throw attempts.
D’Angelo King had 9 rebounds for MHS, Holmes 6, Self and Andre Campbell 3 apiece, and Kaleb Wake 2.
Key blocked 5 shots and Campbell had 4 steals.
On January 10 the Chargers had one of their best shooting games of the season in a 70-44 rout of Charles City at MHS in Saluda. MHS shot 43% from the field and 64% from the free throw line.
Holmes led the way for the Chargers with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. He made 8 of 12 two-point field goal attempts and 1 of 2 three-point attempts.
Self had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals; Carter had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals; and Wake scored 7 points, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and had 2 steals.
Campbell added 9 points and 2 rebounds; Gregory Robinson, 4 points and 2 rebounds; D’Angelo King, 1 point, 2 steals and 6 rebounds; and Key, 2 points; and Brandon Sjolie, 4 rebounds.
On the season, Holmes is averaging 14.4 points per game, Self 10.5, and Carter 10.3.
King leads MHS rebounders with 6.1 per game, Wake 5.9, Self 4.8, Holmes 4.2 and Carter 3.8.
Middlesex will host Northumber-land on Thursday, January 16; will host Lancaster on Saturday, January 18; and will host King William on Tuesday, January 21. JV games begin at 6 p.m. and are followed by varsity games at 7:30 p.m.