Varsity Basketball Action

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It was a week of postseason battles for the Eastern Shore varsity basketball teams, many of which would step on the court for their last game of the year.

Nandua’s boys varsity squad battled King William last Friday on the road, and edged out the host team 57-53.

The Northampton Yellow Jackets fell to Northumberland last Friday in Healthsville, 70-64.

Jawaun Bell put up 32 points for the Yellow Jackets, and Vonte Coston netted 16. Corey Smith led the rebound count, grabbing 9; Bell also led in assists and steals, posting four each.

The Arcadia Firebirds boys fell to the Bruton Panthers last Friday by way of 70-56 in Williamsburg.

Broadwater’s boys team made a trip to Williamsburg Christian last Thursday to face the Eagles, falling 80-59 to their opponents.

Ahmad Scarborough put up 17 points for the Vikings, with Clay Wardius tallying 11.

The Lady Vikings had a home contest against the Atlantic Shores Seahawks Feb. 12, and fell to their visitors, 75-28.

Suzanna Long netted 11 points for the Vikings, and Hannah Davis posted 8. Virginia Ross grabbed the team high in rebounds with 6. Carly Wardius and Greta Bunce assisted 2 apiece, and Wardius stole 4. Long and Wardius also had the team high in blocks, each knocking down 4.

The Arcadia Firebirds girls team fell to Goochland last Friday night, 65-27, to end their playoff run.

Tuesday night, the Chincoteague Ponies hosted the Middlesex Chargers  in a heated postseason tilt on the island, ultimately falling to their visitors 48-39.

Caroline Thornton potted 26 points for the Ponies, rebounded 9, assisted 2, with 1 block. Caroline Shelley hooped 8, with 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block. Emma Jackson led the rebound count with 12, and had 6 blocks, 5 steals, 2 assists, and contributed 3 points to the scoreboard.