Indians factor into All-Star wins
Northumberland High School basketball player Justice Gordon (fourth from right, second row) receives her MVP trophy for the Northern Neck Shine Club’s 16th annual all-star game.
On Saturday evening, Lancaster High School hosted the Northern Neck Shrine Club’s 16th annual all-star boys’ and girls’ basketball games, pitting graduating seniors from the old Northern Neck district against those from the former Tidewater District.
It was one last chance to see the seniors from both district in action on the high school basketball court; it was also an opportunity to see the Northern Neck all-stars pad their winning margins with the girls coming out on top 62-28 for their ninth win and third in a row.
For the Northern Neck boys’ team, it was their 13th overall win as they overcame last year’s loss with a final score of 80-58 over the Tidewater squad.
As has usually been the case, players from Northumberland figured positively into the final outcomes.
The ladies’ runaway game came with the Indians’ Tylisha Crockett and Shirleya finishing as the matchup’s leading scorers. Crockett scored 15 points while Henry had 12.
Both the “Downtown Twins” hit for four three-pointers in the game. Justice Gordon scored nine points while Katie Crowther had three. Gordon was selected as the Player of the Game for the girls’ team.
West Point’s Nicole Liberato was the Tidewater’s Leading Scorer with 11 points.
In the boys’ game, three Indians had the opportunity to play: Tevin Carter, Wesley Jackson and Dashaud Murphy.
Each had ample playing time as the Northern Neck stars with 15 players wore down the Tidewater unit, who just had seven players.
Murphy scored eight points and both Carter and Jackson had four apiece in a fast-paced run-and-gun game.
Colonial Beach’s Keane Foster was the most valuable player of the boys’ matchup, scoring a game-high 19 points. West Point’s Jeffrey Geurrant led the Tidewater unit.