Tag: basketball

By Brennan Waldorf The Northampton Lady Jackets finished their 2019-20 season with a perfect 9-0 record in district play. They defeated Nandua at home last Friday, Jan. 7, in the final district game of the year. Some player injuries have changed the course of their season but a strong back...
By Matthew Yoder Arcadia punctuated their Eastern Shore district championship season with a 75-54 victory against Chincoteague on senior night. The Firebirds relied on the efforts of their veterans to distance themselves from a scrappy Ponies team in the fourth quarter. While Arcadia has played a composed, high-tempo brand of basketball...
By Brennan Waldorf Another close game came down to the final seconds in Exmore, when the Nandua Warriors edged out the Broadwater Vikings on the Vikings’ home court. The Warriors won the tipoff and found success in the first quarter, using a full-court press. They built a 6-point lead by turning...
By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague could not overcome cold second-half shooting Tuesday night in losing to Middlesex, 46-31. The Ponies played a balanced first quarter. Caroline Shelley seemed to serve as the catalyst. Shelley scored on a baseline move and off a defensive board and coast-to-coast layup, but just as importantly, established...
By Matthew Yoder Northampton continued to run the table in league play with its 66-39 victory against Chincoteague Wednesday night. Chincoteague approached the contest with the game plan of double-teaming Northampton’s Maeyanna Delk, who often stood stationary near midcourt directing the 4 on 3 play in front of her. Against intense pressure, Delk still managed...
By Brennan Waldorf There was another exciting night of Eastern Shore basketball last Thursday in Eastville when Northampton hosted the Arcadia Firebirds. The Firebirds edged the Jackets at home in their first meeting back in December, overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half. They then beat the Jackets in Oak Hall on Jan....
By Matthew Yoder The girls of Nandua and Arcadia are learning the fundamentals of basketball in real-time action, and the games they’ve played against one another will likely make the two young teams stronger in their progression. As the 2019-20 campaign winds down, the Warriors capped a season sweep against the Firebirds on the...
By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague had been trending in this direction. Spirited practices, and consecutive close losses against Arcadia and Northampton ignited the team’s optimism, led to a win maybe only Ponies’ players and coaches could anticipate. Maybe, but by the reactions of some players it’s conceivable they stunned even themselves in their defeat of Nandua...
By Brennan Waldorf The Arcadia Firebirds remain atop the district leader boards with a win on the road in Onley Jan. 4. A loss to the Warriors would have shook up the district standings but the Firebirds kept their composure and secured the win. They’ll etch their names in history as the 2019-20 District...
By Brennan Waldorf The Northampton Yellow Jackets basketball program has another addition to the thousand-point club in Maeyanna Delk. The senior hit the thousand-point milestone at home, against Arcadia last Thursday, Jan. 30. Delk joins fellow senior Vonte Coston, who scored his 1,000th point against Franklin at the beginning of the year. With Jada...