Lady Indians show promise in opening scrimmage

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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The varsity girls basketball team of Southampton High School fell narrowly in overtime during its first scrimmage in advance of the 2022-23 season, but the Lady Indians’ head coach liked what he was seeing from his players.

Southampton hosted Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for the scrimmage Tuesday, Nov. 22, and it was a close battle the entire game. 

At the half, the home team was ahead with a narrow 13-12 lead. After a tight, point-to-point battle in the third and fourth quarters, Lady Indians junior Jamiah Butler scored in the final seconds of the game to tie the score at 27-27. 

Going into overtime the Lady Dragons dropped in one basket to ultimately claim a 29-27 win.

Junior Nic’Kylah Young led the Lady Indians in scoring with eight points, and Makayla Williams had 10 points for the Lady Dragons. 

In remarks after the game, Southampton Head Coach Kenneth Barnes said, “The girls played well and fought hard the entire game. Things are looking as I want them to look this early in the opening of the season. We will continue to work, as they are responding well to the coaching staff. We will also continue to get better with each game.”

The Lady Indians were set to visit Colonial Heights High School on Monday, Nov. 28, and they will visit Surry County High School on Monday, Dec. 5, with tipoff set for 6 p.m.

Southampton’s regular season home opener will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, when it hosts Windsor High School at 7 p.m.