Warriors fall in close one to Bruins

Published 9:45 pm Monday, December 10, 2018

Nansemond River High School boys’ basketball team took its first loss of the season last Friday against Western Branch High School.

The Warriors are 2-1 on the season after the battle with Western Branch. The game between the two teams had been viewed as a high-intensity rivalry during the basketball season, and the game did not disappoint.

Both teams had strong first halves, with both teams being tied at 28. The game continued to be a battle in the second half with the Bruins escaping with a 69-57 win. Jeremiah Lewis led the Warriors with 21 points on the night. He was the only Warrior to score in double figures.


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Nansemond River will have another test Tuesday night when they take on Oscar Smith High School on the road at 7 p.m.

Western Branch 69, Nansemond River 57

WB—Jefferson 19, Johnson 12, Bynum 11, McRacken 10, Edmonds 8, Bryant 5, Britt 2, Shepard 1, Farrelly 1

NR—Lewis 21, Fatherly 7, Parker 6, Murray 6, Langston 4, Boone 4, Evans 4, Allen 2, Cobb 1