Warriors too much for Hickory

Published 7:03 pm Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jeremiah Lewis recorded his eighth straight double-double to lead the Warriors to a win over Hickory High School on Friday.

In their first game back in 2018, the Warriors jumped out to a 10-2 lead looking very unlike a team that had only one practice in the last two weeks. Nansemond River scored on four straight turnovers by Hickory. Hickory did try to cut the lead in half, but the Warriors took the first quarter 20-14.

They continued to close the gap in the second quarter, but the Warriors remained on top with a 38-35 lead. Nansemond River took the fourth quarter and won the game 75-65. The Warriors forced 22 turnovers and scored on 11 of those turnovers. Coach Ed Young would have preferred a better defensive effort in the second half but nonetheless was satisfied with the win.

Nansemond River High School junior Jeremiah Lewis recorded his eighth straight double-double on Friday against Hickory High School.

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“Coming off of a week where we only had one practice, you are kind of skeptical,” Young said. “We came out fresh, and we had some really good offensive sets. There were times where we had all five guys touching the ball, and we were getting layups.”

Nansemond River is now 4-7 after winning three of their last four games. Lewis had the high with 16 points and 13 rebounds to go along with three blocked shots. That was his eighth straight game with a double-double. Justin Fatherly added 11 points. V.J. Wilkins and Rayshawn Murray scored 10 points each.

Next week will be a tough stretch for the Warriors as they take on Deep Creek High School and Grassfield High School. Deep Creek will be up first at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Nansemond River 75, Hickory 65

NR—Lewis 16, Fatherly 11, Wilkins 10, Murray 10, Parker 7, Chatman 5, Hale 4, Bright 4, Boone 4, Langston 2, Stringer 1, Gordon 1

H—Lockhart 17, Cowling 16, Clifford 13, Marshall 11, Hall 4, Ford 4