Warriors end regular season on win streak
Published 9:04 pm Friday, February 10, 2017
Nansemond River High School’s boys’ basketball team got its second conference win in a row on the road Thursday night against Warwick High School.
The Warriors are currently in a four-game win streak after defeating Warwick 61-49.
After the first quarter, the Warriors had a 17-8 lead behind Bryce Parker, who had eight points in that quarter. In the second quarter, the Warriors continued to build their lead but slipped a bit defensively. At halftime, they had a 32-20 lead.
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In the third quarter, the Warriors came out a bit flat. They didn’t score until three minutes had ticked off of the clock. Josh Hale had a solid quarter for the Warriors, dropping five points. Nansemond River went into the fourth quarter with a 44-29 lead. Warwick tried to fight their way back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Warriors 20-19, but eventually, Nansemond River took the win.
Parker led the way with 10 points and five rebounds. Hale added 10 points and five assists. Jeremiah Lewis added six points to go along with eight rebounds. Gerard Stringer added seven points and eight rebounds.
Dy’Quan McGhee was assigned to guard Warwick’s top scorer, who averages 20 points. McGhee was able to limit him to 10.
“We’ve been playing great,” Hale said. “We are making fewer mistakes, and everything is really starting to come together. I can certainly see our confidence in everything we are capable of doing.”
Out of the 14 players that were dressed for the Warriors, 11 of them scored.
The win solidified Nansemond River as the fifth seed in the Conference 10 tournament. They will be matched up against Gloucester, who beat them at the buzzer on Jan. 18. The two will meet again Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Menchville High School.
“We are doing the right things, and everyone is playing their roles,” Warriors coach Ed Young said. “The team’s confidence level is up, and the defense looks good. Those things lead to wins.”