Chargers win against Atlantic Shores
Hannah Edwards is top finisher at indoor track, field championships
By James J. Lidington
ISLE OF WIGHT
Junior Russ Wells and senior Grant Worthy each had a game-high 17 points as Isle of Wight Academy upset visiting Atlantic Shores 68-59 before a Senior Night crowd on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Jester Gym.
The Chargers were 14-for-16 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and were 33-for-40 for the game.
The win by IWA was the second in as many seasons against Shores. They defeated the Seahawks 55-54 in the last game of the 2018-19 campaign.
Shores led 13-8 after a quarter, but IWA took the advantage on two Worthy free throws to make it 16-15 midway through the second period. The Seahawks cut the Chargers’ lead to 28-27, then tied the game at 29 with a minute left before halftime.
Shores retook the lead, 39-38, but IWA quickly jumped back ahead on back-to-back baskets by Wells that made the score 44-41 IWA with 2:00 left in the third.
- Wells scored a game-high 19 points in a losing effort for Isle of Wight, vanquished 71-55 by Portsmouth Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Noah Fesl led the Patriots with 17; teammate Tim Montgomery added 16.
IWA led the Patriots 17-12 after the first period, but a 13-1 run by PCS put the visitors ahead for good, 25-20, midway through the second quarter.
IWA could get no closer than 4 points, 29-25, on a 3-pointer by Jabari Thomas with 7:15 left in the third stanza. Then the Patriots scored 7 of the next 10 points to take a 34-25 lead with midway through sequence. From there, PCS was 15-for-17 from the foul line in the final quarter to finalize matters.
- By virtue of defeating Shores, the Chargers will be a third seed and were to face off against sixth-seeded Broadwater Academy in the opening round of the Metro Athletic Conference Tournament at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday at Portsmouth Christian.
IWA holds two wins over the Vikings already this season.
The winner was scheduled play the winner of the quarterfinal between PCS and Gateway Christian at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at PCS. The boys tournament championship will be played at 7:45 p.m. today, Feb. 22, at PCS.
- The IWA girls basketball squad lost to Norfolk Academy and Atlantic Shores, but defeated Portsmouth Christian.
The Lady Chargers (10-9, 7-3 Metro) earned a No. 3 seed and
tee off in the Metro Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday versus Denbigh Baptist at StoneBridge School.
The winner was scheduled to play No. 2 StoneBridge at 7:30 p.m. on Friday on the Cavaliers home court.
The tournament title game will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at PCS.
- The IWA JV boys basketball team (17-4, 8-2 Metro) earned a No. 2 seed in their Metro Tournament and were to open play on Monday versus No. 3 seed Portsmouth Christian at Atlantic Shores.
The winner of that game and the other semifinal between Broadwater/Shores, were to play on Tuesday at Shores at 6 p.m.
- IWA’s JJV girls team advanced to their conference tournament final, but fell to Portsmouth Christian 22-20 in overtime.
At the end of regulation, the score was tied 18-18.
No. 3 IWA beat Denbigh Baptist 24-9 in a semifinal matchup.
- Hannah Edwards was IWA’s top finisher at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond.
Edwards finished in third place in the girls 500M dash with a time of 1:22.15.
Lorraine Upton came in 20th in that race with a time of 1:31.69; Hannah Craun finished 25th at 1:38.64.
Kaelyn Hooker finished 22nd in the girls 1,600M run with a time of 6:07.97. Upton finished 12th in the girls 3,200M run with a time of 12:54.96.
Edwards finished ninth in the girls 300M final at :44.33; Hooker finished 24th in that race with :48.17.
Among boys competitors, Jack Powell placed 13th in the boys 1,000M run with a time of 2:47.93. Lucas Baylous finished 24th in that race with a time of 2:55.34.
Powell finished 15th in the boys 1,600M final, finishing in 4:43.81; Baylous finished 24th in 4:55.74.
JAMES J. LIDINGTON is a teacher at Isle of Wight Academy. He can be reached at 357-3866.