New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 27, 2023

Lady Trojans snap losing skid with big victory over Bruton

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2023 9:44 am

New Kent’s Alline Alexander (5) looks to navigate the Lady Trojans offense despite defensive pressure from Bruton Lady Panther Alex Warren.

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Turning the page into 2023 hasn’t been very kind to the New Kent Lady Trojans as they have dropped every contest. But a combination of preparation along with a ramped defense put that losing skid to an end.

New Kent’s Lady Trojans jumped out on the visiting Bruton Lady Panthers en route to a 60-31 thrashing during the Jan. 11 Bay Rivers District matchup.

Buckets by Lady Trojans Campbell Proffitt and Hannah Milby gave the hosts an early lead. After Bruton took the lead by two after a Ke’la Billups basket, New Kent compiled an 8-0 run, eventually leading to a 15-6 lead heading into the second quarter.

New Kent rolled out six points to begin the frame, stretching their lead to 21-6. After Bruton snapped the run with a three-pointer, the Lady Trojans defense forced Bruton to make several errors, with Alline Alexander’s easy lay-up giving the hosts a 33-16 lead at halftime. From there, New Kent outscored the visitors 27-15 in the second half and clinched the win.

Aubrey Hyndshaw’s 22 points led the Lady Trojans, whose record improves to 6-9 on the season. Alexander also finished in double figures with 21 points, Milby tossed in eight, Proffitt contributed six, and Evelyn Davenport added three.