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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 25, 2021

York connects on eight three-pointers to defeat Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | January 13, 2021 8:46 am

New Kent's Jakeira Thomas (12) finds it difficult to get a shot off against York's Taylor Harris (22).

Robb Johnson photo

York’s Lady Falcons had not defeated the hosting New Kent Lady Trojans since a Dec. 1, 2015 contest. However, when the visiting Lady Falcons took flight, they did it by using the three-point line.

Connecting on eight trifectas including five by Lindsey Taskey, York had no issues disposing of New Kent 50-32 in Tuesday night’s Bay Rivers District contest.

New Kent jumped out early 4-0 thanks to baskets by Hannah Drewer. However, that would be the only lead the hosts would hold on the night. Back-to-back three pointers by York’s Allison Runnels and Taskey sparked a quick 8-0 run for the guests to snatch the lead. York led by eight (12-4) before New Kent’s Aubrey Hyndshaw and Jakeira Thomas connected on long distanced shots of their own to cut the led to two (12-10) for the guests by the end of the quarter.

York rebounded to start the second frame with a 6-0 run. Another Hyndshaw three-pointer cut the Lady Falcons’ lead to one (18-17), but that would be the closest the hosting Lady Trojans would get for the remainder of the contest.

York pieced together an 8-3 run to close the half, capped off by Ashley Hunt’s buzzer-beating lay-in to provide the visitors a 26-20 advantage. The visitors used a dominating second half, dismantling New Kent’s press with easy baskets and leading to the hosts being outscored 24-12 for the remainder of the contest.

Afterwards, New Kent Lady Trojans head coach Neko Burson summed up his thoughts in very few comments.

“We can’t compete with eight threes and poor defense,” the disappointed coach said. “The eight threes that they hit were open, so it was just poor defense and poor effort. But we will turn it around.”

Jaiden McCoy and Hyndshaw led New Kent (2-2) with eight points apiece. Thomas and Drewer both tossed in seven each, and McKenna Mueller chipped in with two.