IWA loses 50-40 to Williamsburg
Published 10:57 am Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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.