Chargers given first conference hoops loss

Published 8:35 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Williamsburg Christian handed Isle of Wight’s boys basketball squad its first Metro Conference loss of the season with a 79-37 blowout Tuesday night in Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Christian (11-6, 7-2) won each of the first two periods by 20-4 margins. Guard Deron Powers led the Eagles with 21 points, 16 coming in the first half.

Senior guard Brandon Privette led IWA with 18 points.

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The Chargers (15-3, 8-1) are ranked No. 10 in the state Virginia Independent Schools, Div. 2 poll. The top 12 teams make the state tournament.

IWA travels to face Atlantic Shores Thursday evening. The Seahawks are 10-0 in the Metro including a 73-70 win at Williamsburg Christian last week.