High School Basketball

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chargers fall to 5-16 on season

The Central High School varsity boys basketball team lost its sixth straight game Monday when visiting Randolph-Henry High School handed it a 53-49 defeat.

“We had a great effort, but turnovers cost us the game,” Chargers Head Coach Mike McGrath said, referring to untimely miscues late in the fourth quarter.

Junior guard L.J. Watson led Central with 17 points, while junior forward Darryl Jones had 14 points and senior forward/center Raymond Alexander had 11 points.

On Friday, the Chargers lost 57-47 at Cumberland High School, coming off a 71-59 Thursday loss at Amelia County High School.

“We had to play back-to-back nights on the road,” McGrath said Friday. “We played a whole lot better ballgame last night at Amelia against the first-place team than we did tonight. I don’t think we had as much energy tonight.”

Watson again led Central, scoring 13 points against the Dukes, and Jones added 11.

The Chargers have a record of 5-16 with one game remaining in the regular season.

“We should have nine or 10 wins if we could just put it together, but that’s how it goes,” McGrath said.

He noted that a Central win Thursday at Carver College and Career Academy or a loss by West Point High School will secure the No. 3 seed in the Conference 42 tournament for the Chargers.

Varsity Kavs go 0-2 last week

The Kenston Forest School varsity boys basketball team lost 46-39 on Friday at Southampton Academy.

The Kavaliers were missing starters Javon Carter and J.E.B. Buchanan but kept things close. They were led in scoring by Tyler White, with 15 points, while Mark Smith and Elijah Warner scored six points apiece.

On Jan. 31, Kenston Forest lost 63-34 to host Richmond Christian School, despite a balanced offensive effort that featured seven of 10 players scoring. They were led by Carter and Chance Whitehead with eight points apiece.

Lady Kavs fall twice on the road

The Kenston Forest School varsity girls basketball team went 0-2 last week.

On Thursday, the Lady Kavaliers lost 43-36 at Southampton Academy. Two days prior, they suffered a 60-31 defeat at Richmond Christian School.

Central JV boys have 2-2 stretch

The Central High School junior varsity boys basketball team defeated visiting Randolph-Henry 37-32 on Monday.

Last week, the Chargers lost on the road 40-36 to Cumberland on Friday and 45-26 to Amelia on Thursday. In another game against against Amelia on Jan. 31, the Chargers won 32-28 at home.

CHS JV girls top R-H on road

The Central High School junior varsity girls basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating host Randolph-Henry 17-7 on Monday.

The Lady Chargers lost at home 34-15 to Cumberland on Friday and 36-21 to Amelia on Thursday. Facing Amelia at home on Jan. 31, Central lost 36-10.