IWA loses 50-40 to Williamsburg

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Isle of Wight's Brandon Privette lays one up on Tuesday night.

ISLE OF WIGHT—Isle of Wight Academy Boys’ Basketball Coach Benjamin Vaughan wasn’t too disappointed with the Chargers’ 50-40 loss to Williamsburg Christian.

That’s because one week earlier, the Chargers suffered a 79-37 beating to the No. 3 ranked Eagles.

Brandon Privette led IWA with 19 points and Nathan Sivertson added 13.

Williamsburg was paced by Deron Powers with 15 points; Will Mausteller and Kyle Pfeifer each had 12.

Playing a home, the Chargers held their own during the first half. In the first quarter the score changed hands a few times, and the home team led 11-10 at the end of the period.

In the second quarter, the score remained close with several lead changes. Privette tied the score at 15-all with 4:50 remaining in the half. It was tied again at 17-all after a basket from Sivertson.

Sivertson fouled on the shot and connected on the free-throw to put the Chargers up 18-17 with 1:22 remaining in the half.

The Eagles dropped in 4 more points, and Privette made 2 before the Eagles took a 20-22 lead to the locker room.

A poor start at the beginning of the third quarter hurt the Chargers’ efforts to narrow the lead, Vaughan said. It was 3:33 in the quarter before Rainer Mafie scored for the Chargers. The quarter ended with the Eagles up 36-30.

In the final quarter, the Chargers got within 2 points of the Eagles before Williamsburg Christian widened the margin 45-35 at the 2:04 mark.

Turnovers, missed field goals and poor free-throws plagued the Chargers for the remainder of the game. Privette tried 3-point shots as well as driving to the basket to draw a 3-point play, but all attempts failed as the final horn sounded.

In the closing stanza, the Eagles soared at the foul line, hitting 8 of 10 free throws. The Chargers made 2 of 5 attempts.

The Chargers are 15-5, 8-3 in the Metro Conference. The Eagles are 14-6, 9-2 in the Metro. They are alone in second place; Atlantic Shores remains undefeated in the conference and alone in first place.