Central edges Nottoway, 51-48

Published 4:07 pm Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jeremiah Davis and the Central Lunenburg varsity boys basketball team’s fast breaks and hot shooting could not be stopped Friday night, as the Chargers defeated rival Nottoway 51-48.

The Chargers improved to 6-7 overall, while the Cougars fell to 5-9 on the season.

Davis led the Chargers with a team-high 24 points, 15 rebounds and two steals.

“My thoughts on the game were the boys played hard and really wanted to do well on the road,” said head coach Mike McGrath.

The win was one Central had anticipated since last season, when Nottoway swept Central by scores of 64-60 and 67-42. The Chargers came ready for revenge Friday and proved themselves on their home court.

“Playing Nottoway at home is not an easy task, and I am glad the team responded to the challenge and got a needed road victory,” McGrath said.

Raymond Alexander was also a standout for the Chargers, as he notched 16 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

L.J. Watson added seven points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal. Darryl Jones rounded out the scoring with four points. He had two assists, a rebound and a steal, as well.

The Central varsity boys return to their home court Thursday, when they host the Amelia County High School Raiders at 7 p.m.

The junior varsity boys will tip off at 5:30 p.m.