Warriors end season strong

Published 10:13 pm Friday, February 16, 2018

With two consecutive wins this week, the Warriors finished their season strong.

After defeating Hickory High School by 30 points on Tuesday, the Warriors got a 22-point victory against Great Bridge High School Wednesday evening to end the regular season. Nansemond River High School defeated the Wildcats 81-59.

The season ended for the Warriors on a strong note. The second half propelled the Warriors to another victory just like it didn’t against Hickory when they put together a 51-point second half.

Jeremiah Lewis recorded a 20-point and 20-rebound performance in the Warriors’ last game of the season against Great Bridge High School. (Linda Lewis Photo)

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Jerimiah Lewis finished with his best game of the season with 20 points and 20 rebounds. He has had more than 20 double-doubles on the season and finished a strong junior campaign with the Warriors.

“I didn’t expect much success with my game this season,” he said. “But I am glad my hard work paid off.”

Putting up 160 combined points in the last two games was a bittersweet feeling for the Warriors. They knew they had the potential and talent as a team to have a good year this year, and the final two games were just glimpses of how good the Warriors could have been this season. However, consistency was a weak point for the team, as Nansemond River wasn’t able to show as much as Young and the team hoped on a consistent basis.

Nansemond River has eight players returning next season that should provide a good nucleus for them to build upon. After the game, coach Ed Young told his guys to build on what they had done towards the end of the season and head into the offseason to improve as a team.

“We have to get better in all phases of the game,” Young said. “We wish our seniors well. But we have a good core coming back. We just have to get better. The guys felt good about what we had done these last two games.”