MHS JV girls down Indians
by Tom Chillemi
The Middlesex High JV Lady Charger basketball team defeated visiting Northumberland 40-27 on Monday and are off to a 2-0 start to its season.
Northumberland jumped to a 5-0 lead before Middlesex regained its composure. The Lady Chargers started working as team and by the end of the first quarter and were ahead 9-5.
“We started playing a lot better defense and the offense was working together,” said Middlesex JV coach Roy Self.
At halftime, Middlesex led 20-7.
The JV Lady Indians came out of the locker room on fire and caught the Middlesex defense on its heals. That gave Northumberland a chance to get back in the game and at end of three quarters the Middlesex lead had been narrowed to 26-19.
In the final period, Middlesex “started making better choices on shots” and the defense worked harder, said Self. “We tried to press and got some easy shots.”
Emilie Smith scored 11 points to lesd the JV Lady Chargers.
Zariah Freeze and Rachael Howard each added 6 points.
Miranda Kimble hit for 5 points.
Cheyanne Graves and Cheyenne Pullman each added 4 points.
Morgan Charnock and Cameron Ward had 2 points apiece.
“We had a pretty good balance of scoring,” said Self. “I was really pleased. It was a team effort and everybody got in the game.”
The JV Lady Chargers are at Northumberland on Monday, December 16; and host Colonial Beach on Wednesday, December 18, in the final game before the Christmas break. The JVs play at 6 p.m., and the varsity follows at 7:30 p.m.
The MHS Lady Charger varsity score was not reported this week.