Lady Warrior Senior Night spoiled

Published 10:12 pm Friday, February 3, 2012

By Tray Mason

The Nansemond River Lady Warriors (12-8, 10-6) took a shellacking at the hands of Western Branch (12-8, 12-4) on Thursday, losing 61-35.

On a night where the Lady Warriors honored their senior players, the emotional boost that usually comes with a Senior Night game was absent, and NR was thoroughly dominated on their home floor.

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The game started slow for both teams, with just one field goal between both teams halfway through the first quarter.

From that point in the game, the two teams would go in totally opposite directions.

The Lady Warriors would not score a single point in the first quarter, while Western Branch went on a three-point rage, and led 22-0 going into the second quarter.

Things would get no better for NR, as they still did not manage to convert a single field goal in the second quarter, trailing 34-5 at the half.

“I told the girls before the game, that it is Senior Night and it is an emotional night,” said Lady Warriors head coach R. Calvin Mason. “We took the emotion of it and went in the opposite direction.”

NR struggled in all facets of the game, committing 19 turnovers and shooting well below its season average. The four senior players for the Lady Warriors were a combined 6 of 31 from the field for 16 points.

Dennell Fox led NR with 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Ashante Humphries added 11 points going 3-of-14 from the field.

Shanese Harris led the Lady Bruins with 21 points, followed by Da’lishia Griffin with 15 points.

The Lady Warriors close the season out on the road. They were set to take on Oscar Smith (2-15, 1-13) Friday, and they head to Indian River (10-9, 7-8) on Tuesday.