Fatigue catches up with CC
Three games over consecutive nights took its toll on Charles City’s Panthers. Entertaining Walsingham Academy in contest number three, the Panthers fell behind at the outset as the affair turned into a rout. The hosts cut into the deficit after the break, but the visitors posted a 68-46 win.
“We’d played three games in a row and just lost our legs,” Panther coach Sharone Bailey said after the Jan. 7 outcome dropped his team to 2-8.
“They used their height and rotated well, and we were outmanned under the basket when it came to rebounds,” he said.
By the end of the first quarter, Walsingham was in cruise control, leading 22-5. At halftime, the visitors owned a 42-14 advantage.
“I’m proud of the way we came back in the second half,” Bailey said. “We didn’t lay down. We showed that Panther pride and made their coach put his starters back in.
“We have a good bunch of guys who are very coachable,” he added.
Trevor Jones pumped in a game-high 19 points for the Panthers while teammate Dominique Williams tossed in 15. Jamie Howard scored four while Joshua New, Roger Williams, KeiShaun Cotman, and Terrance Banks added two apiece.
Robbie Wilson’s 14 points led a group of five Walsingham players in double figures.
In the JV contest, Walsingham broke open a close game in the third quarter and went on to a 58-43 win.
Jaelan Cotman’s 11 points led Charles City. Jovan Howard finished with nine followed by Avery Jones’ eight, Tevin Brown’s six, Bryan Johnson’s four, Marvin Allen’s three, and Jevon Johnson’s two.