IWA sports roundup: Girls hoops in 1st in VCC
Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022
By James J. Lidington
Isle of Wight Academy
Jack Wilson led all scorers with 28 points as Tidewater Academy’s varsity boys basketball team defeated longtime rival Isle of Wight Academy 51-46 before a near-capacity crowd in Jester Gymnasium on Feb. 4.
IWA was led by Trent Holland, with 18 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Jacob Chapman, with 12 points, all of which came from behind the 3-point stripe.
The Chargers (7-7, 5-5 in the Virginia Colonial Conference) cut the Warrior lead to two points, 48-46, with Holland’s field goal with 7.2 seconds remaining. But those would be IWA’s final points as Tidewater went 3-for-4 from the line over the final 5.7 seconds to preserve the win.
On Feb. 1, the Chargers traveled to Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School where they defeated the Knights 57-53.
Holland finished with 25 points, and Jacob Chapman contributed a varsity-career-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers.
The Lady Chargers basketball team moved into first place in the VCC with a 9-3 overall record, including 8-1 in the conference, after a 47-35 win versus Kenston Forest School on Jan. 31.
IWA remains eighth in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division II rankings for medium-sized schools.
On Feb. 1, the IWA indoor track team participated in a meet at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Virginia Beach, with several runners setting personal records and qualifying for the state meet.
Petra Cutler generated a personal-best time of 6:50.18 in the 1,600-meter run.
Her younger brother Pierce knocked nearly 2 seconds off his personal best in the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:55.44. He hopes to qualify Feb. 8 for the upcoming state meet.
Ava Anderson knocked 2 seconds off her best time in the 1000 with a time of 3:50.04
Junior Hannah McClain bested her personal time in the 1000 with a time of 3:30.59, nearly 4 seconds better than her last race at that distance.
Madison Steward was faster than her personal best of 8.49 seconds in the 55-meter dash, finishing with a time of 8.46.
Girls runners Lorraine Upton, Hannah Edwards and McClain previously qualified for state events. The VISAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be on Feb. 19 at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond.
Following is a look ahead for IWA winter sports:
- Feb. 7, the middle school and varsity girls basketball team were to travel to Huguenot for games at 5 and 6 p.m.
- Feb. 8, middle school, junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams host Huguenot for games at 4:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m., with senior night festivities before the nightcap.
The indoor track team travels to Virginia Beach’s Boo Williams Sportsplex for its final regular-season meet of the year.
- Feb. 9, JV boys and girls basketball teams travel to Norfolk Academy for games at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
- Feb. 10, middle school and varsity girls basketball teams host Southampton Academy at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
- Feb. 11, middle school, JV and varsity boys travel to Southampton Academy for games at 4:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m.