IWA falls in Metro semifinals

Published 10:49 pm Monday, February 25, 2013

Isle of Wight Academy’s Metro Conference Tournament hopes were dashed Friday as the Chargers fell to eventual champions Atlantic Shores, 50-27, in semifinal action at Denbigh Baptist.

The Chargers will play Greenbrier Christian at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jester Gymnasium in the first round of the VISAA Division III Tournament. The winner of that contest will play at Amelia Academy Wednesday.

Isle of Wight, 60-58 winners over Shores in their last meeting Jan. 29, quickly fell behind as the Seahawks ran off 23 of the first 28 points to take a commanding lead into the second quarter. Shores’ Brehon Britt, who, along with Javon Gibbs, had 14 points for the game, had seven of his points in the first quarter.

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Offensively, IWA couldn’t keep up. The team had five points in the first quarter, and its leading scorer, Nathan Sivertson, averaging 19.3 points per game coming into the contest, finished with 3 points. No Chargers finished in double figures.

IWA dropped to 20-8.