New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2019

Warhill pulls away in third quarter, downs Lady Trojans 54-34

By Robb Johnson | January 6, 2019 12:11 am
New Kent’s Natasha Lange (right) searches for a path to the basket against Warhill’s Taylor Nicholson (15) and Makenzie NIcholson (21).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Natasha Lange (right) searches for a path to the basket against Warhill’s Taylor Nicholson (15) and Makenzie NIcholson (21).

Robb Johnson photo

The saying “In like a lamb, out like a lion” usually applies to the month of March. For New Kent’s Lady Trojans, they played the role of a lamb against Warhill’s Lady Lions in Saturday night.

Warhill roared to a 54-34 victory in the Bay Rivers contest that saw the visitors pull away in the second half.

New Kent’s Madison Foley started the contest strong for the hosts. She pumped in six first quarter points to keep the Lady Trojans within striking distance in the first (14-11).

But the Warhill duo of Te’Daizhua Jones and Tyra Fannin’s scoring output would slowly emerge in the second half. Coupled with sloppy play by the Lady Trojans, Warhill orchestrated a 10-4 run to close out the second quarter to take a 24-15 lead at the half.

Fannin fueled the scoring for Warhill in the third quarter. The Lady Lion pumped in 11 points as part of the visitors’ 19-4 run that started to separate the two teams. Jones added eight of her game-high 21 points in the fourth frame as the visitors finished off what started out as a close contest.

After the contest, Lady Trojan head coach Neko Burson commented about the performance after the halftime intermission.

“It was that stretch in the third quarter where we lost focus, causing turnovers and we held our head down,” he said. “We played better in the fourth, but we have a good outlook going forward the rest of the season.”

Haley Hyndshaw’s 17 points led New Kent (4-6) in the scoring column. Foley contributed nine, while Hellebrandt pumped in five, Alaina Torres added two, and Natasha Lange chipped in with one.