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Lady Chargers have strong group of veterans and impressive newcomers

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The Middlesex High varsity girls basketball team has been working hard in preparation for its Monday, December 1, opener against New Kent in the John S. Clements Memorial Gym at MHS. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)

by Tom Chillemi

The 2014-15 Lady Chargers have a chance to raise the bar set by the Lady Chargers of past years. Wake said, “This team is filled with experience.”

Eight players return, including 3 seniors, and the Lady Chargers have 7 juniors. Also making the team are a sophomore and a freshman. 

“The regiment of training is creating a high level of intensity across the board,” said Wake. “I am not a fortune teller, but with (senior) Gabby Hopkins returning at center we have a tough presence inside on the defensive end.”

Michael Lewis Sr. is returning as assistant coach. Sharon Wake is volunteering as another assistant coach.

“I always start my season by saying ‘stay tuned,’ but I have a feeling this year the team will speak for itself,” said Wake.

The Lady Chargers will host New Kent at Saluda on Monday, December 1. The JV plays at 6 p.m. and the varsity game follows at about 7 p.m.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 11.25.2014

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