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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 10, 2016

New Kent erases 18-point deficit, but cannot hold on down stretch

New Kent's Kyle Claytor penetrates into the lane, drawing attention from Grafton defenders Josh Moore (10), Brandon Bombay (42), and Kiran Durant.Alan Chamberlain photo

Anyone watching the first 10 minutes of Friday night’s Grafton Clippers-New Kent Trojans basketball clash probably sensed a blowout in the making. The visiting Clippers shot better than 70 percent from the floor in building an 18-point lead. But the Trojans gradually chipped away at the deficit, eventually overtaking their guests and forging ahead late in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Clippers regrouped, particularly at the free throw stripe where they sank 12 of 16 in the final quarter, to escape with a 67-62 win. “We couldn’t quite close it out,” said Trojan coach Ronnie Cox. “We…
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    Charles City's Charles Brown (11) braces to take the charge against Mathews' Stuart Anderson as teammate Ray Crump (2) assists on the stop.Andre' Jones photo

    With nearly a week between contests, Charles City head coach Wayne Keys hoped the extra practice time provided the spark and energy for the team to come out and perform well in Friday night’s matchup against Mathews. Instead, the Panthers’ effort on offense was simply offensive. Knocking down only one field goal in the first half and seven for the entire contest, Charles City no-showed in the scoring column as the visiting Blue Devils posted a 59-27 victory. Kyle Jones’ lay-in at the 6:56 mark of the opening quarter knotted the game at two apiece for the Panthers. But the…
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  • New Kent builds big lead, holds off late Bruton rally for 62-51 triumph

    New Kent's Amari Brown (11) and Jordan Hernandez challenge the shot in the lane by Bruton's Greg Dockery.Alan Chamberlain photo

    New Kent’s host Trojans survived Bruton’s game-opening 5-0 run with 12 unanswered points of their own. They never trailed again in handing the Panthers a 62-51 basketball setback. Wednesday night’s clash served as New Kent’s home opener. And the home crowd got its first look at the Trojans’ inside presence, a facet of the game the hosts have lacked in recent years, to go along with their signature outside shooting prowess. Jordan Hernandez, a 6-foot-5 Varina transfer, scored 17 points, mostly in the paint, to tie teammate Kyle Claytor for game-high scoring honors. Claytor, meanwhile, connected four times from three-point…
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