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New Kent suffers huge defeat as Poquoson orchestrates 40-point beatdown

By Robb Johnson | February 5, 2018 10:49 pm
New Kent's Zach Manley (2) is fouled  as Poquoson's Brody McDevitt attempts to block the shot.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent's Zach Manley (2) is fouled as Poquoson's Brody McDevitt attempts to block the shot.

Robb Johnson photo

They say adversity builds character and that character is developed in the most difficult times. On Feb. 5, New Kent’s Trojans realized that it will take a lot of character to bounce back after an encounter with Poquoson.

The visiting Islanders unlashed a 40-point beatdown of New Kent, holding the hosts to a mere 13 points in a 53-13 shellacking in Monday night’s Bay Rivers contest.

New Kent passed the ball around trying to wear down Poquoson on the defensive end to start the contest. However, a missed three-point attempt allowed the Islanders to rebound and push the ball down the court. The fast pace provided Poquoson’s Jackson Harper an easy three-point basket. Jackson accounted for eight of the team’s 13 points to jump out 13-0 and keep the hosts scoreless in the first quarter.

New Kent’s Jared McCaughan got the hosts on the board with a quick lay-up one minute into the second quarter. But Poquoson’s box-and-one defense imposed on Trojan forward Brandon Housden neutralized the execution of New Kent’s office. Meanwhile, Poquoson rebounded the ball and continued the up-tempo action to catapult to a 28-4 halftime lead. From there, Poquoson never looked back and stormed to the win.

Trojan head coach Ronnie Cox showed class despite the huge loss.

“We have had seven games in the last eleven days and the guys are going through some difficult times,” the head coach said. “I am proud of my guys.

“We are dealing with injuries and some off the court adversity,” Cox added. “We are going to have to figure out who we are for the rest of the season.”

McCaughan scored four points for the Trojans, who fall to 4-17. Brandon Darrisaw scored three, while the trio of Zach Manley, Ryan Curle, and Brandon Coutu each scored two.

Poquoson’s Brody McDevitt scored 15 points to lead all scorers in the game.