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Surging Chargers win 3rd straight

Lockley scores 1,500th career point

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In top photo, Middlesex’s Ryheem Lockley leans in to score two of his game-high 27 points in Tuesday’s win over King and Queen. (Photo by Larry S. Chowning)

by Tom Hardin

It appears the Middlesex High boys varsity basketball team is getting better when it counts the most.

The Chargers won its opening two Tidewater District games in recent action and now have won three straight games overall.

On Tuesday night at MHS in Saluda, the Chargers routed King and Queen 51-32 behind a stingy defense and Ryheem Lockley’s 27 points.

Lockley, a senior guard/forward averaging 30 points per game, scored his 1,500th career point in the win. The game was stopped and MHS athletic director Matt Stamm presented Lockley with the game ball for his accomplishment.

The Chargers led 26-10 at the half and 42-19 after three quarters.

“Anytime you hold a team to 10 points in a half, you are playing good defense,” said MHS coach Chris Walker. “We are healthy, practicing hard, and getting better every day.”

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county or subscribe to an online PDF subscription.

posted 01.09.2013

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