Guys win one, drop first game
The Northumberland guys varsity basketball team took a close win from Middlesex, 62-52, on Tuesday, but fell flat Friday at home against Mathews in a 69-62 loss, their first this season.
The Northumberland Boys Basketball Team ended their winning streak, but remain well over the .500 mark this season. Tevin Carter finds space to the basket. (Photo courtesy of Yours Truly Photography)
In Tuesday’s game, the Indians jumped out to a 14-7 first period lead but from that point on it was a very even battle.
“It was a very close game from beginning to end,” explained Coach Michael Stevenson, “Eight to 12 points. They had a couple of guards that gave us trouble, our pressure didn’t seem to bother them.”
The two teams battled evenly in the second and third quarters with the Indians holding on to 20-18 final period of play.
Wesley Jackson led the Indians with 22 points, Tevin Carter added 16 and DaShaun Murphy had eight. Carter led the rebounding with eight, Jackson and Murphy picking off seven each, Elvin Cottrell had six. Hakeem Shabazz had five assists, Jackson adding four, Carter, Cottrell and Jackson each had three steals, Murphy blocked two shots.