IWA sports roundup: Runners set personal records at states

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

Isle of Wight Academy junior Hannah Edwards finished second in the 500-meter run Feb. 19 in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Meet at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond.

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Edwards finished second with a time of 1:19.54, just more than a second behind the winner from St. Catherine’s School. Edwards was also named to the all-state second team.

Her teammate, Lorraine Upton, a senior, finished 21st in the 500 and 10th in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:57.52.

Edwards’ classmate Hannah McClain finished 19th in the 1,000-meter race with a time of 3:34.25 and 22nd in the 500.

Edwards, Upton and McClain all set personal records in the 500.

The Lady Chargers varsity basketball team closed out its regular season with a dominant 71-45 win Feb. 17 over Brunswick Academy in Jester Gym. Senior guard Lily Williams scored her 1,000th point.

IWA ran its record to 12-3, including a first-place 11-1 in the Virginia Colonial Conference. By prior agreement related to IWA’s entrance into the conference, the team cannot compete in the conference tournament this year.

The Lady Chargers also triumphed over Fuqua School 54-35 in Farmville on Feb. 15.

The IWA varsity boys basketball team battled to a 9-10 record, 7-8 in the conference, closing out its 2021-22 campaign Feb. 18 with a heart-stopping 70-68 win over Brunswick Academy in Lawrenceville.

Trent Holland’s 25 points led the way in the final regular-season game for both squads. Jackson Cofer had 19, and Jacob Chapman added 12 for the Chargers. Holland also hit the go-ahead basket, a layup, with 15 seconds left.

This also put him over the 300-point mark for the season; he finished with 302 and a 16.7-points-per-game scoring average.

IWA trailed by as many as six points in the first quarter and seven in the second period to the hot-shooting Vikings. But a 9-0 run at the top of the third quarter put the Chargers up by two, 41-39, on a bucket by Chapman with 5:10 left in the period.

The Chargers were down by five points with 2:15 left in the game when Chapman’s 3-pointer cut the Viking lead to 65-63, and Holland’s foul shots with 1:23 left tied the game at 65.

Holland also led all scorers with 24 points Feb. 16 as IWA fell to longtime rival Tidewater Academy, 62-43, in Wakefield. Chapman had eight points in that game.

Holland’s 25 points led all scorers as IWA fell to the Fuqua Falcons 64-56 on Feb. 15 in Farmville.