Chargers drop game to rival

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2022

By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

Jack Wilson led all scorers with 28 points as Tidewater Academy defeated longtime rival Isle of Wight Academy 51-46 before a near-capacity crowd in Jester Gymnasium Friday.

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IWA was led by Trent Holland with 18 points, including a trio of three-pointers, and Jacob Chapman’s 12 points, all of which came from behind the three-point stripe.

The Chargers (7-7, 5-5 in the Virginia Colonial Conference) cut the Warrior lead to 2 points, 48-46, with Holland’s field goal with 7.2 seconds remaining. It would be IWA’s final points as Tidewater was 3-for-4 from the line over the final 5.7 seconds to preserve the win.

Tuesday, the Chargers traveled to Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot, where they defeated the Knights 57-53.

Holland finished with 25 points and Jacob Chapman, a varsity-career-high 16 points, including four threes.

The Lady Charger basketball team moved into first place in the VCC with 9-3 record, including 8-1 in the conference, after a 47-35 win versus Kenston Forest Monday.

IWA remains 8th in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Div. II rankings for medium-sized schools.

Tuesday, the IWA indoor track team participated in a meet at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Virginia Beach, with several runners setting personal records and qualifying for the state meet.

Petra Cutler set a personal best of 6:50.18 in the 1600m run.

Her younger brother Pierce knocked nearly 2 seconds off his personal best in the 1000m race with a time of 2:55.44. He hoped to qualify Tuesday for the upcoming state meet.

Ava Anderson knocked 2 seconds off her best time in the 1000, with a time of 3:50.04

Junior Hannah McClain bested her personal time in the 1000 with a time of 3:30.59, nearly 4 seconds better than her last race at that distance.

Madison Steward was faster than her personal best of 8.49 in the 55m run, with a time of 8.46.

Girls runners Lorraine Upton, Hannah Edwards and McClain previously qualified for state events. The VISAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be on Feb. 19 at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond.

This week:

Monday, the middle school and varsity girls were to travel to Huguenot for games at 5 and 6 p.m.

Tuesday, middle school, JV boys and varsity boys teams hosted Huguenot for games at 4:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m., with senior night festivities before the nightcap.

The indoor track team traveled to Virginia Beach’s Boo Williams Sportsplex for its final regular-season meet of the year.

Wednesday, JV boys and girls teams travel to Norfolk Academy for games at 4 and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, middle school and varsity girls host Southampton at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Friday, middle school, JV boys and varsity boys travel to Southampton for games at 4:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m.