Middlesex drains trifectas to pull away from Lady Panthers in season finale
Charles City’s Lady Panthers faced an uphill battle as they dressed only six players and faced a Middlesex Lady Chargers who came in with a 13-5 record. But after hanging tough in the first quarter, the talent of the visitors took over.
Charles City fell 57-31 to Middlesex in the final contest of the season, ending the Lady Panthers record at 3-16.
Early on, pressure by the visitors lifted them to a 6-1 lead over the Lady Panthers. But spearheaded by the one-two combo of Alexis Williams and Skye Bradby, Charles City countered with an 8-2 run and eventually tied the contest at 10 apiece. Middlesex would escape the quarter with a 12-10 lead.
But the second quarter saw the Lady Panthers unable to guard the three-point line. Lady Charger Amber Self drained three trifectas while teammate Danielle Jones added one from behind the arc as the visitors raced out on a 23-7 run that eventually put the dagger in Charles City’s season.
When the dust settled, Lady Panther head coach VaShaun Otey provided his final comments during his exit interview about the last game of the year.
“The effort they put out tonight was good,” he said. “If we had seen that all season, we would have been fine.
“I got maximum effort and they put everything they had out there on the floor and honestly it was the best game we played all season,” Otey concluded.
Bradby’s 15 points led the Lady Panthers while teammate Williams finished right behind with 14 points. Nijah Johnson rounded out the scoring column by chipping in with two.