Wilson reflects on season

Published 8:17 am Monday, February 8, 2016

“While their record may not show it, the Lady Chargers have improved throughout the season,” said Central High School varsity girls basketball coach Scott Wilson.

The Lady Chargers are 4-11 this season and rank seventh in the James River District.

Last season the Chargers were 9-9 in the regular season and averaged 40 points per game, Wilson said.

“This season saw the loss of 20 of those 40 points through graduation and transfers of two starters. The returning players have taken their combined 20 points per game from last season and have increased it to 34 points per game for a 70 percent increase.”

This year’s team is composed of two seniors, five juniors and two sophomores. Only one senior starts for the team this season.

Central started its season with four consecutive losses, its first loss seeing a difference of 42 points.

However, the team improved winning its most recent game 38-20 against Randolph-Henry, and only giving up 16 points against longtime rival Nottoway high School in their last matchup with the Cougars.

“Nevertheless, the Lady Chargers are working very hard to improve their scoring and shot selection,” said Wilson.

The Chargers have one game left in the season, and they have hope for the playoffs.

Wilson said they are hoping “to gain momentum for the (VHSL 1A East Region) Conference 42 tourney.”

The Chargers will face off against Prince Edward County High School on Friday at 7 p.m. in Farmville.

The junior varsity team will play directly before the varsity game. They will tip off at 5:30 p.m.