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After most of the week off to take care of those dreaded exams to close out the fall semester, the girls and guys got back in their game uniforms on Thursday. The ladies traveled to W&L in Montross while the guys entertained the W&L Eagle guys in Northumberland the same night. It was not a good night for either the girls or the guys as all four teams lost that night. They turned out better on Saturday as the girls varsity and both guys teams got good solid wins.

Last Thursday, the Lady Indians traveled to Montross to face the other third place, the Lady Eagles. It didn’t turn out well for the Northumberland girls as they lost 43-30 to drop to fourth place in the Northern Neck District. On Saturday, they traveled to Charles City to play the Lady Cougars. That game turned out better as the Indians won their fifth overall game of the season, 61-24.

The JV girls lost at W&L but did not play Saturday as Charles City has no girls JV team.

The Indian’s Tanaya Seldon and Ke’Najah Johnson continue to hold the second and third place positions in the district’s individual scoring race. Seldon is in third place in the NND girls 3-Point Leaders with a total of 24.

With the second half of the Northern Neck District’s regular season kicking off the week, the Indian guys are still looking for that initial district victory. This past week, in a game moved up one day to Thursday, they lost to W&L here, 50-43. The Indians once again fell victim to “The Third Quarter Curse.” On Saturday, 2A Nandua returned their game here and the Indians put together their best total game of the season with 87-79 victory.

On Thursday, Northumberland held a 24-22 lead as the first half closed. But “The Curse” took effect and a 12-4 scoring edge for W&L but them on course for the lead, the game and the win. “From that point on we were fighting uphill,” stated Michael Stevenson. “We turned the ball over.” Things got better in the final stanza of play but it wasn’t enough to get the lead back. “I thought we started to see some things.” The door opened a little bit against the Eagles. “We showed some emphasis that we could play better.”

Three Indians scored in double figures, Dionte Kelly and Jerius Morris had eleven points, Jerimiah Toulson hit for ten. Toulson was the leading rebounder with eight, Kelly and Morris each grabbed six. Kelly, Morris and Markeem Waller each had three assists; Kelly, Denzell Palmer and Toulson each had two steals. Five Indian players contributed to a year’s high seven blocks.

The Nandua Warriors visited on Saturday and it was “trey day” as the two teams hit for eight three-pointers in the first half. Gradually the Indians pulled out to a seven point, 29-22, first period lead. The action was as hot and heavy on both sides as seen this season with the Indians holding a 46-34 half time lead.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 1/29/20

Chase Fisher guards in the  Nandua game with JaQuan Norris in front of the basket.

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