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MHS versus Devils in battle of Tidewater leaders

Senior Middlesex guard Katrina Reed slices between two Lancaster defenders.  (Photo by Tom Hardin)
The Middlesex Lady Chargers will be tested Thursday night at Mathews by the Lady Blue Devils who handed West Point its only loss of the season on Monday, 54-53 in overtime.

Middlesex and Mathews are both 3-0 in the Tidewater District.

“We know they are a very aggressive team and play well in their gym, and we have to be on our game,” said Middlesex coach William Griffin. “We’re going into the lion’s den. We have to be ready.”

Middlesex (3-0, 11-3) is on a four-game winning streak with victories over district opponents King William 69-33 on the road on Jan. 8, and visiting King and Queen 73-24 on Monday. The Lady Chargers also downed Rappahannock 56-24 in a non-district contest on Jan. 9.

At King William, Ashae Burnett connected for 26 points, Brianna Brooks 11, Micah Reed 10, Katrina Reed and Amanda Brown 7 each, and Whitney Walton, Tanicka Kimble, Kiersten Baylor and Ashley Williams with 2 each.

Against winless King and Queen, Meagan Payne led the Lady Chargers with 11 points, M. Reed and Kimble both had 10 points, Baylor 8, Williams 7, Kim Ammons 6, Walton and K. Reed 4 each, Chelsea Lewter 4, Raquel Pierce 3, Brooks 2, and Kristen Andrews 2.

Griffin said that even though the King William and King and Queen games were easy wins, he told his team to keep up the intensity and not drop down to their opponents’ level. “We played man to man getting ready for the big games,” he said.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Lady Chargers will host Lancaster, which has beaten them twice in non-district games.

posted 01.14.2009

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