Middlesex JVs win district championship
|Middlesex High School JV Chargers|
With wins over Mathews in West Point in their final two games, the Middlesex High junior varsity boys basketball team won the Tidewater District championship with a 9-1 record.
West Point and Mathews tied for second with 8-2 records.
On Tuesday at West Point, Jeremiah Morris turned in an outstanding defensive performance on the Pointers’ top scorer to lead MHS to 60-55 win. The Chargers rallied from a 13-point second half deficit.
Ryheem Lockley scored 17 points, Jaspar Smith had 13, and Jeremy Rich 11 to lead MHS.
Last Friday at Mathews, the Chargers won 52-38 to avenge their only district loss of the season. Lockley tallied 21 points and Smith had 15, including three 3-pointers. Two of his 3-pointers came in the fourth quarter and sealed the win.
“The boys worked hard every day and learned how to play well as a team,” said coach Jason Daniel. “They accomplished their goals of winning a district championship. I am very proud of each and every member of the team for all their dedication. I want to thank Coach Parker and Coach Duke for all their hard work and the parents for all of their support. I also thank Coach Bailey for giving me the opportunity and for believing in me.”