Isle of Wight Academy loses two games

Published 9:26 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

Denbigh Baptist Christian rode clutch foul shooting in tipping Isle of Wight Academy 57-51 Monday night.

The Minutemen’s Jeremy Brooker was 4-for-6 from the line in the final 38.7 seconds to lock up the win for Denbigh. Sam Thomas, Denbigh’s top shooter and the No. 1 scorer in the Metro Athletic Conference (23 points per game coming in), also had a field goal with one minute remaining to put his team ahead for good, 53-51.

Thomas finished with 23 points, including four three-pointers. Teammate Aaron Barnes had 16. IWA’s Josh Darden had 14, including four from long range. Bryce Casey finished with 13 points; Jonathan Lilly, 11.

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Denbigh ran its record to 8-13, 5-9. IWA dropped to 6-16, 3-11.

Late last week, the Chargers had staged another fourth-quarter comeback, but ultimately succumbed to Broadwater Academy 66-45.

Junior Adam Webb had 12 points and six rebounds, but his Chargers found themselves at a 38-31 rebounding disadvantage overall. Jonathan Lilley was IWA’s leading rebounder with seven.

Broadwater was led by Brendon Burrows’ 20 points, Michael Riopel’s 19 and Wesley Shrieves’ 17. Riopel was the Vikings’ go-to on the boards with eight.