New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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

Struggles continue for Lady Panthers, remain winless after latest defeat

By Andre Jones | January 8, 2019 10:35 pm
Charles City's Kailin Holland (25) looks to haul in a rebound in front of King William's Jaime Hooper.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City's Kailin Holland (25) looks to haul in a rebound in front of King William's Jaime Hooper.

Andre' Jones photo

Normally in basketball, when a team fails to place at least one person in double-figures, it usually results in a win or at least a competitive contest. But for Charles City’s Lady Panthers, it resulted in another notch in the loss column.

Despite no one scoring 10 or more points, King William’s Lady Cavaliers saw 12 players find the bottom of the net as the visitors topped Charles City 56-23 in Tuesday night’s Tidewater District contest.

The Lady Cavaliers jumped out early 5-0 in the contest before Charles City’s Cheyenne Marshall converted a putback lay-in. But Marshall’s basket would be the lone field goal in the first half for the hosts as they missed 22 consecutive shots from the field as well as committed 16 turnovers. Meanwhile, nine King William players put points on the board as the visitors raced out to a 20-2 lead in the first quarter. Charles City would manage only five points in the next frame, with all of them coming from the free throw line, as they trailed 32-7 at the half.

Skye Bradby’s jumper at the beginning of the third quarter broke Charles City’s 14-minute drought from the field. But the Lady Cavaliers continued to use pressure defense and second chance opportunities to outscore the Lady Panthers in the third, pulling out to a 48-17 lead before closing the contest with the win.

An obviously frustrated Lady Panther head coach VaShaun Otey declined to comment, watching his team drop to 0-9 on the season.

Charles City’s Alexis Williams’ 11 points accounted for the game’s high mark. Bradby dropped in five points, Jaelah Wyatt contributed three, while Marshall and Trine Wittkopf each chipped in with two apiece.