Warriors drop second meeting with Bruins

Published 11:22 pm Friday, December 14, 2018

The Nansemond River High School boys’ basketball team dropped the season series against Western Branch High School 0-2.

The Warriors hosted Western Branch High School for the final regular-season meeting Thursday night and fell 67-47. It was the second time the teams met in the last week, and the loss dropped the Warriors to 2-3.

After one quarter of play, Western Branch held a 17-12 lead over the Warriors. The Bruins made a strong run in the second quarter to push their lead to 39-20 at the half.

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Last game, both teams had been tied at the half. Nansemond River bounced back with a strong third quarter Thursday night but couldn’t keep Western Branch from extending their lead.

Jeremiah Lewis led Nansemond River in scoring with 17 points. Jalil Langston added 11 points.

Western Branch 67, Nansemond River 47

WB—Shepard 15, Edmonds 13, Bynum 12, Farrelly 10, Johnson 10, Jefferson 3, Britt 2, Johnson 2

NR—Lewis 17, Langston 11, Murray 9, Fatherly 3, Evans 3