Story and Photos by Krystle Bono
It’s been a busy few weeks on the homefront for the Eastern Shore district basketball teams, as the regular season games are beginning to come to a close.
Last week, the Chincoteague Ponies girls varsity club faced the Northampton Yellow Jackets in Eastville, Tuesday, Jan. 29, with Northampton coming out on top, 55-17, with help from Brianna Bochman’s 16 points. Jada Giddens posted 15 points in the Yellow Jackets’ victory.
Alanna Hall led the Ponies with 9 points in the net, followed by Caroline Thornton, who hooped 5 points and the team high in rebounds with 5.
Last Wednesday, the Ponies battled the Nandua Warriors, edging out their district rivals by a count of 32-13.
Thornton led the Ponies this go-round with 15 points. Emma Jackson netted 7. Thornton and Tylar Libertino each had 9 rebounds.
Kassidy Jones and Treniqua Bailey each put up 4 points for Nandua to lead on the board.
The Ponies met Holly Grove Monday night, upping their opponents to a score of 52-18, with a 26-point effort from Thornton. Hall potted 10 points in the win, and Libertino led the rebound count with 8. The Ponies were set to face the Firebirds Thursday night in Oak Hall for both team’s last regular season tilts, with Chincoteague entering the night owning a 11-4 record.
Arcadia won a 60-40 contest over Nandua Jan. 29 in Onley, and then went on to top the Broadwater girls to defend their home court, 39-36.
Hannah Davis led the Vikings, netting 11 points, and Suzanna Long put up 10.
Long posted 12 points in the Vikings’ loss to Portsmouth Christian last Friday. Virginia Ross scored 9 pounts and also had the team high in rebounds with 9.
The Vikings fell to Denbigh Baptist, 49-38.
Northampton continued their win streak last week to top Franklin on the road, 52-36, before their matchup with the Ponies. They added another W to the books Monday night in Onley, defeating the Warriors 50-15, finishing the season with an overal record of 11-8, with a 7-game win streak.
The Warriors fell to the Yellow Jackets Monday night at home, 50-15. Wednesday night, the girls found redemption after an intense matchup against the Vikings, just outscoring their visitors, 39-38, to wrap the regular season.
Kassidy Jones led the Warriors in the win, putting up 15 points. Ikera Johnson netted 8 and Lyric Sampson potted 5.
Ross led Broadwater at the basket, throwing 12 points in the pot, and Davis notched 10 points.
The Nandua Warriors boys varsity club got a W over the Arcadia Firebirds, 58-48, Jan. 29. Nandua went on to topple the the Ponies 69-37, Jan 30.
Ayden Leonard tossed 14 points in the loss for Chincoteague and grabbed 8 rebounds, with Trent Clark netting 9.
Nandua unleashed a 52-47 victory over the Northampton Yellow Jackets boys team Monday night in Eastville.
Jawaun Bell and Kasai Clark led the Yellow Jackets on the board with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Clark, Bell, and Brian Fisher tied for the team high in rebounds with 6.
The Warriors ended the regular season on a high note, defending their home court Wednesday night against the Vikings with a win in Onley.
Gerald Pitt tossed up 21 points to aid in the Warriors victory. AhkTavius Harmon also helped lead with 18 points; five of those being 3-point shots.
Ahmad Scarborough led the Vikings with 17 points, and Clay Wardius tossed 8.
Arcadia fell to the Broadwater boys last Thursday in Oak Hall, 68-48, and then to Seaford Tuesday night, 75-45. The boys battled the Chincoteague Ponies for their last regular season game last night on the island; results will be in next week’s edition of the Post.
The Ponies also faced the Yellow Jackets last week, and fell 71-35.
Leonard led the Chincoteague team with 12 points and 4 blocks, and Clark posted 11 points. James Perkins had six rebounds.
Bell led the Yellow Jackets in the win with 21 points, Clark potted 16, and Vonte Coston threw 11. Fisher led the rebound count with 7. Jeremiah Major blocked 4.
The Ponies dropped one to Holly Grove Monday night, 59-51.
Broadwater’s boys will be back in action tonight (Friday) on the road against Stonebridge.