IWA sports roundup: Girls hoops in 1st in VCC

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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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.