Chargers edge R-H, 57-52

Published 8:16 am Monday, February 8, 2016

By Tom Lanigan

Special to the K-V Dispatch

With only 1:40 left on the clock, the game was tied 52-52 and the Central High School varsity boys basketball team wasn’t about to let its win slip away. The Chargers quickly notched four points on the board before the final buzzer to edge the Randolph-Henry Statesmen 57-52.

“We played great defense in the fourth quarter, which made the difference,” said Central coach Mike McGrath.

“R-H is a very tough team, especially at their gym. We played well and we were lucky to leave with a win.”

Central owned the game in the third quarter, which ended with a 34-26 score. However, they found out quickly that they were going to have to work hard for their win.

Raymond Alexander scored a game-high 20 points for the Chargers, while Jeremiah Davis and Brandon Scott each had 12 points.

With the win, the Chargers improve to 9-8 in their season placing them in second in the James River District.

“We have done well to be tied for second place,” said McGrath, who mentioned the inconvenience of recent snowfall.

The Chargers will return to their home court on Friday, when they host the Prince Edward County High School Eagles at 7 p.m.

The last time the Chargers and Eagles met, Prince Edward escaped with a 48-45 win.