New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 20, 2018

Third quarter letdown prevents Lady Panthers from finding win column

Charles City's Cheyanne Marshall (right) tangles with King & Queen's Minajadore Redd (left) in a rebound battle.Andre' Jones photo

For one half, Charles City’s Lady Panthers seemed on the verge to crack the win column for the first time this season as they trailed by four emerging from the halftime intermission against the visiting King & Queen Lady Tigers. But the combination of the visitors’ hot shooting, lack of team chemistry, and dismal performance at the free throw line factored in as King & Queen pulled away to a 49-37 victory over the Lady Panthers. Charles City grabbed the lead from the opening tip, as sophomore Skye Bradby drained a corner-three pointer. That lead grew to five behind a…
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