Bulldogs take win against Warriors
Published 9:37 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2017
King’s Fork High School’s boys’ basketball team got a win in a big rivalry Tuesday against Nansemond River.
Nansemond River hosted the game and there was high energy throughout, providing a good show for the fans.
“It was a great crowd,” Assistant Warriors coach Craig Frost said. “Our fans gave us a lot of energy out there.”
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The Bulldogs came away with a 48-39 win, their eighth of the season, making them undefeated against Suffolk teams so far this year. With that win, the Bulldogs were able to get wins over both rival Suffolk schools.
“It was a very big win for us,” KFHS’ James Hatton said. “We love the rivalry games. We didn’t do a good job meeting our passes, and we’ll get better.”
Nansemond River provided a stifling defense throughout the game. Though they didn’t get the win, it could have been one of the Warriors’ better defensive efforts of the season.
Assistant coach Craig Frost coached his third game in a row.
“The guys played very hard,” Frost said. “We played aggressive. We just couldn’t get our shots to fall.”
Nansemond River was 3-of-18 on three-pointers and shot 28 percent over from the field. Josh Hale led the way for the Warriors with 10 points. Jeremiah Lewis added six points and 10 rebounds.
“We played hard and played great defense,” Hale said. “We just couldn’t get the ball in the hoop.”
Frost says his team is not discouraged by its loss to the Bulldogs, and he believes shots will start falling and games turning in Nansemond River’s favor.
“I think the attitude the guys came out with will translate into Friday,” he said. “We have a couple of guys that are starting to step up. If we keep pushing through the wall, we will eventually break through.”
Nansemond River will be on the road against Grassfield Friday, while the Bulldogs will be playing at home against Oscar Smith. Both games set to start at 7 p.m.