The Northumberland guys varsity basketball team suffered through another tough week before hitting the winning column here Saturday against Nandua. On Tuesday at Rappahannock they lost 57-48 and in an early Thursday game dropped one to Essex 45-32. Saturday, they bounced back for a 66-53 win over the visiting 2 Nandua squad.
Rappahannock returned four of their five starters from a pretty good team last year and according to Indians Coach Michael Stevenson, “They were competitive last year but this year just stepped it up.” The results have the Raiders battling for first place within the Northern Neck District. This year once again, the Northern Neck stands head and shoulders above the other three districts within Region 1A East. One or two other schools are good this season but the Northern Neck, as a district have the toughest teams. Stevenson had the same comments he has stressed all season, “Our game is the same old song. We are playing great defense. Our kids are playing hard but we are having trouble scoring, we are not getting those easy baskets off rebounds.”
Quadrees Mathews led the Indians with eleven points and six rebounds at Rappahannock. Collin Saunders scored ten, Delvin Palmer eight and Nick Basye seven. Kendric Dobyns had seven rebounds and Keon Redmond six. Palmer and Kobe Wiggins both had three assists with Wiggins recording four steals.
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